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Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Address: Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2-523-7855, 2-521-1517
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of...
In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient Pottery Gallery, with pieces dating back to 220 BC.
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A very nice museum with current art and an older collection

The museum was displaying a nice collection of contemporary work when I went there. A wide variety of styles and various genres (from film to statues to paintings to "other"). I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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Beijing, Beijing, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The museum was displaying a nice collection of contemporary work when I went there. A wide variety of styles and various genres (from film to statues to paintings to "other"). I really enjoyed the art. The staff was helpful, though mostly volunteers, so not as knowledgeable as in a huge museum. There was no audio tour. There is, in the... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Low average museum with nothing so much to see. The best part of the museum that is about prehistoric is closed most of the time (I tried to visit this part 3 times, and it was closed all the time). Nothing so much interesting are inside.

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238 reviews 238 reviews
124 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Didn't enjoy this museum trip it was chaotic I feel sorry for the staff there unorganised chaos wasn't impressed at all.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

For someone who likes to visit museums, this one is a must see! The staffs are nice and friendly. Also, the place is located near the Manila Bay so you can catch a good sunset view after.

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Goulburn, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This gallery shows that with clever considered curating you can have excellent quality without the expense of displaying top international art. Using largely Philippino artists this gallery provides a breathtaking breadth of talent and insight into the local culture that is hard to match elsewhere. The gallery picks up themes in its various rooms showcasing some outstanding historical and contemporary... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Found this to be a decent sized, contemporary arts gallery - that would easily look at home in any major European city! Very nice inside, and the air con is a nice escape from the Manila heat too. If you into art (or just like looking at interesting things) definitely drop by. I went early on a Monday and was... More 

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Iligan, Philippines
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56 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a nice museum which is divided into two sections; art and pre-colonial artifacts. There are several types of art which will appeal to a variety of tastes. The pre-colonial section is a good visual of Philippine history. The admission is only P100 and worth the cost. Museum hours are 10-5 Monday - Saturday. There is also a hands-on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This museum has two parts--the money museum and the art/gold exhibit museum. The money museum was interesting and you can spend hours admiring the contemporary art but it was the gold exhibit which blew me away. I find that Manila surprisingly does have a good share of museums . I have been to the Ayala Museum and had seen its... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were recommended this place by a local curator and it was worth seeing. Don't miss the pre-colonial gold downstairs.

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Camarillo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Despite the low budget to sustain the museum, it is full of cultural treasures that money can not buy. The museum guide, Mr. Gari Apolonio is very eloquent in sharing the museum's artifacts and exhibits.

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