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Address: Kalayaan Hall | Malacanang, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 784 4286
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The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office...

The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency, and particularly of Malacanan Palace as its official seat. It is the principal historical and artistic repository in support of the institution of the Presidency and for the benefit of the Republic and the Filipino people. It exercises primary curatorial, conservation, preservation, custodial, and advisory responsibilities over structures, and facilitates the conduct of tours of designated areas within the Palace. It was created in 2004 with the implementation of Executive Order No. 366, Issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which merged the Presidential Museum and the Malacanang Library into one office as the Malacanang Museum. The collections of both offices were integrated and housed in Kalayaan Hall, while others were placed in off-site storage facilities.In 2010, Executive Order No. 880 Was issued, placing the Malacanang Museum under the supervision of the National Museum for museological and related policy purposes. Later on, Executive Order No. 4, Promulgated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, placed the Malacanang Museum under the supervision and control of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. The issuance likewise renamed the Malacanang Museum as the Presidential Museum and Library.

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We went there as a school group and were totally immersed in history. The tour guide assigned to us had very good knowledge of what we saw. To be able to see the museum, we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carmina E

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there as a school group and were totally immersed in history. The tour guide assigned to us had very good knowledge of what we saw. To be able to see the museum, we had to submit our application through their website. Personal details were submitted and coordination was efficient. A must-see for FIlipinos and foreigners alike!

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The place was very historic and I love the Feeling that seems like I never knew anything before about the Administrations and their works but when we visited this place, it really helped me to answer my personal questions on my mind regarding how's and why's. I liked the chandelier so much :)

1 Thank frozen t
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Once you're in Manila, it's a must to visit this place. An online reservation in http://malacanang.gov.ph/ should be performed two weeks before our visit. Five days after the registration, we need to call the museum for the confirmation. Since I am not from the Philippines, I made it via e-mail. Only one camera is allowed for one group. Phone and... More 

3 Thank Andrini_R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Its good in re visiting the President Meseum, but its still lot of things to do in order to attract more local and foreign tourist.

2 Thank Francis K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Last time I was here I was looking at the famous shoe' collection of Emelda Marcos. Then 'Steady Eddie' Ramos took over after Corazon - and now her son is President ( Sort of reminds you of Singapore somewhat) and residing in the House of Dreams in the Palace grounds. And we wish President Aquino well, for he has a... More 

1 Thank brian d
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Enormous and enriched. Their national treasure and history is been their but not that much explained. Should have some more stuffs regarding heroic history of manila

2 Thank Redwan F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I was able to go here with my co-interns and it was a splendid visit since the tour was really interesting. We arrived there late and the tour already started but the guide was very accommodating that he took us to the previous rooms that we missed right after the group was done. The tour guide would also answer the... More 

1 Thank Hilary E
Quezon City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I definitely recommend the tour for those who are deeply interested in Philippine History, as it takes you back through time within the halls where the greatest and most controversial leaders this country has ever known, made history. Not only was the tour informative and enlightening, but the furniture and and design of the high ceiling rooms were breathtaking, with... More 

3 Thank alecalynsis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Ahead of our recent trip to Manila, we emailed the office of the presidential Museum to reserve a tour. This was easy to do and we were surprised at how low the entry price was. Make sure you visit the website (Malacanang.gov.ph) which has details on how to book as you need to reserve your place at least 2 weeks... More 

5 Thank Feeni&Hen
Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Educational and entertaining, enjoyed the visit 100%. Married to a Filipina and while I have visited Philippines many times, this visit was educational and I enjoyed it immensely.

3 Thank Kenneth_RJC

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