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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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So much to see!

Free admission on independence day. Love the gallery on Jose Rizal & the Spoliariun is just wow! We only had a few hours and it was not enough to see all art & artifact galleries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

the national museum of the Philippines is located at the old Senate building, it's a Spanish-influenced architecture design and quite maintained. at the entrance is a giant painting called the Spolarium by Luna which for me is really the center of all the art works in the museum. the museum have several galleries both in the ground floor and second... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was closed on the day I wanted to visit it. But will surely come back to see what's inside. The building looked nice from the outside. that still made it deserve to be rated

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Shepparton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nice place very different to other museums I've been too, this looks more like hip hop art, the bottom floor with its artefacts was the best np but unfortunately no cameras around why I don't know but thought ahh why the secrecy would of been a thrill getting some nice photos of things u see, but memories do fade.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Went with a Filipina who was embarrassed by the overall display. Looked like about 50% of the galleries were empty or closed for some reason. Lift was not working properly. More attendants than visitors. Attendants all wearing walkie-talkies that were constantly blaring at top volume just like in a shopping mall. Many exhibits were not labelled. Many exhibits were reproductions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited the art gallery and there were many spectacular paintings and sculptures inside. When you go in, you will be greeted by the Spoliarium which just looks majestic in person. Don't rush when you come to visit; you should allot several hours to see both the art gallery and the Museum of the Filipino People (also part of the... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This was my first visit to the National Museum. I wanted to see the "Spolarium" painting that was done by Juan Luna and I was not disappointed. The painting is huge, beautiful and awesome. I was captured the moment I saw it. There's no admission fee for both local and foreign tourists for the month of June, 2015. I only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Free admission on independence day. Love the gallery on Jose Rizal & the Spoliariun is just wow! We only had a few hours and it was not enough to see all art & artifact galleries. :)

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California City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

So much to see and appreciate one day is not enough...good for Seniors (free the whole month) and families...students..eveybody who are into Philippine paintings, arts, etc....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We came here on a Sunday, lots of people probably because of the free admission. Staff and personnel were nice, including the security guards! There's a huge collection of paintings, mixed media arts and drawings that are centuries old. Other exhibits are in the Finance building just beside the main building. Sadly, it was 12 noon and the sun was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

For me the museum concentrated too much on art and sculpture, for my liking. As I was leaving, I was recommended to visit the nearby (walking distance) Museum of the Philippine People which I found absolutely delightful and interesting!

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Additional Information about National Museum

Address: Address: Rizal Park at Padre Burgos St., Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
Phone Number: 632 527 12 15
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Manila
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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