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“Impressive Museum”
Review of Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum
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Manila Layover Tour: Overnight City sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transfer
Ranked #3 of 66 things to do in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Byron Bay
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Impressive Museum”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The Ayala Museum is an impressive building smack in the middle of Makati...I recently enjoyed the exhibitions of Fernando Zobel and Fernando Amorsolo and the model brief history of the Philippines.However, I think the entry fee is too expensive (500 pesos for the whole museum or 350 for two floors)

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Simon B
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Singapore, Singapore
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“World class”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I have been to this museum few times with different groups of friends from diferretn parts of the world, and i would say that all of us have been delighted by the extensive collections and by the state of the art presentations. This museum is truly world class!

Visited April 2012
1 Thank richard e
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San Francisco, California
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“A must see for everyone who wants to learn about the culture”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

My niece and I really enjoyed the museum which is located in or next to the Greenbelt Mall. She was born in the U.S. and like me, was educated in the U.S. so we learned a lot by walking through the exhibit which chronicles the history of the Philippines. We also saw the gold exhibit which was fascinating. We spent a little over an hour but could have stayed longer. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the Philippine culture, is fed up with the malls, enjoys museums, or has children.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Rose P
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great museum”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

This is a museum in the heart of Makati. fantastic set of diaoarmas going through all Philippine history in a way it is easy for children and adults to take in. boats from Philippine history. Picture by Philippine artists.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank sarahantrim
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“Most accessible museum by mass transit”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Museums aren't generally accessible by Metro Manila's light rail systems, but the Ayala Museum is about a 10 minute walk from the Ayala MRT station. You'll go through a gamut of shopping malls (SM Makati, Glorietta, Landmark, Greenbelt), ensuring that your walk, while crowded, is at least pleasantly air conditioned and sheltered in this country of heat and humidity.

The museum itself is a small but well designed affair, and is a good place to get a primer on Philippine history through its education dioramas. The replicas of galleons and other ships are particularly stunning pieces of work.

The museum also holds visiting exhibitions (the one we saw was reinterpretations of the Japanese master printmaker Sharaku) as well as talks on history, so make sure to check out their website to see what's going on when you're around.

Visited August 2012
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