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National Museum

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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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Padre Burgos Ave | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 2004, Philippines
632 527 12 15
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts is wonderful, it shows the evolution of the Philippine art from the beginning till now days. I was really impressed by the variety of artists, themes and techniques. The only minus is lack of real gift...More

Thank Agnieszka G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a national museum I found it weak. The country is full of great artists but this museum does not seem to get the best pieces. If you are in the area it is worth stopping in, but do not go to the area fit...More

Thank Cruiserforcheap
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Spoliarium and the Parisian, both masterpieces of Juan Luna, alone are worth making the trip to the National Museum. Marvel also at the works of Hidalgo and other masters, including current artists such as Manansala, HR Ocampo, Lao Lian Bien, and others. Enjoy also...More

Thank eat1226
Reviewed September 13, 2018

National Museum Revisited: I love the National Museum and all of its treasures and tour guides, even if they look disheveled and haggard by 4pm from talking too much. Book your guides in advance, because if you don't and request nicely for it at the...More

3  Thank shelob
Reviewed September 10, 2018

It was my second time to visit the museum. The 1st time we have visited the museum was March of 2016 we have to pay an entrance fee of 100 each ( if I am not mistaken). Now August 2018 there was no entrance fee....More

1  Thank eteng2016
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Well spent afternoon visit. Beautiful art collections and well curated. The old senate building is historical itself. Not overwhelming like the MET. Free admission even. Truly a Must Visit spot when in Manila. Highly recommended.

1  Thank epcab
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Definitely coming back very entertaining.. so much history in one place. very inspirational for an artist. nice place to visit which showcase our history. Good thing also that sundays is free entrance.

1  Thank atelibra
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The current collection and curation of the representation of Filipino Art is displayed in a coherent and pleasing way. I salute the museum staff and administrators who put the works together. Worth viewing, it’s free!

Thank Ricky C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I love all the national collections, from paintings by our national artists to various artifacts all around the world on display. A visit here is a fun way to learn about history, culture and antiquity. Perfect for family, friends or even if you have a...More

Thank Christa Danica J
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I took a trip around the museum on a stormy day, some really interesting exhibits. I visited both the natural history and anthropology museums, which are opposite one another. The natural science side was far busier, with a lot of youth coming through which was...More

1  Thank RobRaw01
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September 26, 2018|
Response from eteng2016 | Reviewed this property |
It was disclaired as a special non working holiday so the museum might be close. Better call them though to be sure. Monday is the day that museums closes on a regular month. Hope this helps!
September 7, 2018|
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Response from Gitanjali S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but get there at 9am
August 21, 2018|
Response from Aken K | Reviewed this property |
As per the National Museum Website, they are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8Am to 5Pm