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National Museum

Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 527 12 15
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Ranked #134 of 1,095 things to do in Manila
Type: Art museums, History museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This grand exhibit house features the country's most historic works of culture and national...
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Type: Art museums, History museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I just visited the museum, not the art gallery (and I ust say it wasn't made particularly clear that the ticket covered both). The museum itself has some great exhibit rooms with a lot of fascinating information about Filipino history and culture... but you have to trek to the upper floors as the lower ones seemed empty and under contraction.... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

On building has the art work & the other has exhibits. Pay for one & the second is free. Worth a look & you can walk from Intramuros.

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Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice collection of both older paintings and newer Filipino art. I wasn't too impressed with the ground floor rooms, but the 1st floor has some excellent artwork. Definitely worth a visit - particularly on Sundays, when entrance is free.

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Manila
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was part of my National Museum solo-backpacking. This structure houses different artifacts that contains significance in the Philippine History.

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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128 reviews 128 reviews
99 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We hadn't planned to visit the National Museum but just happened to be strolling by and wandered in. The 150 pesos per person entrance may have been a little steep but we got our moneys worth with nearly a three hour visit. If I understand correctly, the National Museum is comprised of both of the museums located across the street... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

the biggest museum for philippine artifacts in manila. it is just beside luneta park quite near intramuros and fort bonifacio.

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Quezon, Philippines
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Comparable to museums in European cities. Absolutely adore artworks of Juan Luna, Amorsolo, Dimasalang group, and many more ultra talented, intelligent, creative Filipino artists. You must see National hero Jose Rizal's pieces of sculptures. He is truly a multi-talented human being. Spend time just looking at Juan Luna's masterpiece "Spoliarium" located at the center of the museum. It is gripping,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You will go into sensory overload here. There are many cool displays and objects to see. The building is very beautiful. The air conditioning is a welcome relief.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
76 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The museum contains many of the Philippines' signature works of art including Juan Luna's. Ok I have never heard of him but ask any Filipino and they adore his work. One of the rich members of the gentry who undertook the equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe etc. His work was heavily Influenced by the impressionist. Lots of room... More 

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love the National Museum. The classic building serves as home to the magnificent masterpieces of Filipino artists. I could get lost inside, literally and figuratively, admiring paintings, sculptures, and relics from way back. You could really get close to the paintings (except The Parisian Life), enough to really observe and admire the strokes and palettes. It's an interesting way... More 

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