We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“History of the Philippines” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum
Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
+63 2 757 3000
Website
Improve this listing
Visit Ayala Museum like an insider
$43*
and up
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Makati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More attraction details
Attraction details
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“History of the Philippines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I especially enjoyed the 50+ displays of significant historical events. A great overview of the history, but it also offers details if you wish to stay for longer. Dont forget to hang out in Greenbelt after or before the visit, it is an amazing break from the noisy city.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

309 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    145
    129
    26
    6
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“worth a visit for history buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The gold exhibits were well presented with plenty of intricate gold items to admire . Spent 3 hours inside. Especially enjoyed the diorama section on philippine history. They also have artworks from local artists like Fernando Zobel and on display .

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“nice museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Philippines is not known for museums nor are the locals a museum going people. They consistently tell me they don't go to museums, but go to the mall instead. That being said, this is a very nice, well designed and informative museum. It is mostly history, with some modern art thrown in. The exhibit on ancient pre colonial gold artifacts is unique and has the real thing. Given the Philippines is in the South China Sea it is no surprise there would be trade with China and there was a large exhibit of Chinese ceramics. It was a nice exhibit, well interpreted, but I have lost track of how many museums around the world I have visited that had exhibits of Chinese pottery.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chigwell, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Interesting few hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had an interesting few hours at the Ayala museum. Plenty of benches to park yourself on if the walking gets too tough as it's spread out over 3 or 4 floors .

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Very poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was looking forward to see Manila's history so i decided to pay a visit to Manila's Ayala museum, it wasn't that far from the ayala shopping area so i pay a visit. The place was an utter dissapointment, though it does have a great display on artifacts, it was so few. There aren't many on display and the place was rather small from the look on the outside, the money that i have to spend for this is just not worth a thing at all/

Visited September 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ayala Museum also viewed

 
Manila, Metro Manila
Makati, Metro Manila
 

Been to Ayala Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ayala Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.