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Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 527 12 15
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Description: This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of...
This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national heritage, including the paintings of heralded Philippine artist Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo.
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Interesting, chronological artwork

I visited this museum a few weeks ago during my last few days in the Philippines. The building is grand and beautiful, and the artwork is very neatly organized into rooms by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum a few weeks ago during my last few days in the Philippines. The building is grand and beautiful, and the artwork is very neatly organized into rooms by period/influence so that you tour can be chronological (which I love). I saw quite a few beautiful pieces, an exhibit of plant sketches that were commissioned in the... More 

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Angono, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nice to go here and learn about the art of the country. It is fully airconditioned and easy to navigate around.

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Columbia, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very sparse museum, but, pottery & jewelery display was good... There was also art on display but I did not see too much to get excited about... YMMV...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The entrance is 150 for adults but still worth the price because the building has just been renovated and fully-air conditioned. Seeing the Spoliarium was the highlight of my visit.

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London
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful and apparently unnappreciated museum...to judge by the handful of visitors there. Elegant building, very spacious....in fact lots of empty spaces...most museums that size would have 4 times the amount of exhibits in that space. Displays mostly well let with explanations in dual languages. Room of Islamic Arts and crafts was stunning and very informative displays on colonialism and th... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A very large and interesting building with some good exhibits. Take note that ALL government run museums/ places of interest are closed on Mondays. All other days they are open

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Eastern Samar Province, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was a nice place to see a lot of the Spanish influenced art as well as some of the more modern work. The rooms devoted to sculpture and some of the work of Jose Rizal were really nice. The old building is very pretty. The one downside is that some of the art pieces appear to be in a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As I had spent an hour in a taxi to get there, I was very disappointed at what I found. Only 2 of the 5 levels were open due to refurbishment, but this was not mentioned on the web site when planning my visit. The two galleries were quite moderate in size, so my entire visit which included reading all... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Expats and tourist should visit the place very informative one will be able to learn a lot about philippine culture and will be encourage to visit other places in the philippines

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When asking about museums, the National museum was consistently recommended. I didn't visit at first because a local told me it was full of historical artifacts- one example of why to follow your tour guide in the Philippines. When I took a look for myself, there were not any artifacts rather there were two of my favorite things- paintings and... More 

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