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“How can a lovely museum like this doesn't have a shop?!”

Museum of the Filipino People
Ranked #25 of 114 things to do in Manila
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

I spent about an hour in this free museum and there are many gems inside! I am not a big fan of Filipino folk art but the exhibits are interesting to check out! I tempted to buy some cloth by the end of the visit but there is no museum shop?!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 7wangs
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Ancient Philippine history is a spartan mosaic woefully incomplete and overwhelmingly curious. These exhibits demonstrate how little we know about our beginnings.

Rudimentary displays are rich with questions while their story leaves the imagination wide open with wonder.

I have spent afternoons alone here and love the place.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank EurAznSF
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

A great place to get familiar with the diverse and rich ethnological history of the Philippines. The museum is well organized, offers a lot of interesting exhibits.
Would recommend 3 hours if you dont want to just rush through.

Admission is free at the moment. You can get a cold drink from some traders outside the museum. Beware of the carriages, theyre a rip off.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Svenski1986
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

It provides a good general overview of the people and culture of the Philippines. Plus it's free, central, quiet and has great AC.

I liked the exhibits of the musical instruments of the indigenous people.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Beth P
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

You may likely have this museum all to yourself, which was fine by me. There's plenty to see and contemplate here, including ancient pottery/funeral urns discovered many years ago in a cave. Who made them is still virtually unknown. Other exhibits and artifacts include a room devoted to rice and its cultivation (I had no idea there were so many varieties, but as a staple crop, it's essential), native art, elements of a Spanish galleon and an island-hopping boat made without nails. It's free and easily accessible. I enjoy museums because they can provide context for unfamiliar places. This one did just that.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Willarddix
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