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Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
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All reviews philippine history gold exhibit gold items pre hispanic second floor entry fee worth a visit contemporary art top floor on display couple of hours few hours metro manila dioramas ceramics philippines ancestors
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Museum has 4 stores in a modern building at Greenfield mall. Most interesting was Philippine history tour from pre-historic time to indepence.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dr_aaltonen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to learn about the complete history of the Philippines. The diorama display depicts the history dating back to as far as 6000BC, it is very interesting and well laid out. The "Women of War" temporary exhibit was both eye opening and disturbing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ashatan1903
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manila is very congested and often overlooked by travelers. My top choices to appreciate this city are: Ayala, Intramuros, and the Chinese cemetery. In Ayala, the top floor has a short movie about the gold collection they discovered only 30 years ago, that dates from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm quite spoiled with regard to museums, as I am from Amsterdam where multiple high-class museums are located. The Ayala museum does a good job in telling the story of Manila/Philippines and how it became the country it is today, but it's not a museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth visiting this small, private museum because the tour is not too time consuming for quick visits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charles H
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Going to the museum with my kids was a great experience, my kids got to learn about our history and enjoyed the featured artists. We will definitely go back next time. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iamoloaps
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Enjoyed my time spent here. Very good summation of Philippine history. Gave me knowledge of the country, the people, and the history. Definitely enhances the experience of visiting this country.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

I visited this place early in the morning just after it open. It is very adjacent to all the malls . I was surprised how small is the museum but very informative. It's not comparable to the MET in NYC but they have a condensed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kokobingo
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Being born and growing up in America, I didn't learn much about my Filipino heritage. I knew about my familial line and the towns and villages we came from, but not much about our history as a people. This museum gave me great insight to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank geomic21
Reviewed December 28, 2018

a nice interlude on a hot day with nice and informative exhibits with a small selective gift shop with reasonably priced items (unusual for most museum gift shops these days). There is even an adjunct art display room with changing artist exhibits.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Sparks1001
December 31, 2016|
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Response from 598MarieM | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall what I paid but it could not have been much. I am a volunteer docent at museums in Singapore, so I really appreciated the ceramics section. The history of the Philippines diorama is good for history buffs and... More
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MikRiano
March 12, 2016|
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The third floor, far opposite the gift shop, is used for changing exhibits. If closed, that means that a temporary exhibit was being mounted or dismounted. The ground floor also has a gallery used for temporary exhibits... More
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June 26, 2015|
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Response from davey460 | Reviewed this property |
There is no time limit just explore at your pace. The ticket counter, you can purchase certain floors for seeing, I forget how many pesos it cost.
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