Metro Manila · National Museum of the Philippines

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Want to learn more about Philippine art, culture, and history? The National Museum offers all of it and you don't have to pay a single centavo to get in! The National Museum consist of the National Museum of the Filipino People, the National Art Gallery, and the National Planetarium. All three buildings are located within walking distance in Manila. The National Museum also operates regional museums all over the Philippines.

The Museum of the Filipino People showcases the rich cultural heritage and archeological treasures of the country, with exhibits about pre-historic life on the Philippine islands and pre-colonial maritime trade. It also features the San Diego, a Spanish galleon which sunk in Philippine waters in the early 17th century, filled with precious objects from all over the region.

The National Art Gallery hosts masterpieces of Philippine art by painters Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo and others. It is also home to drawings, sculptures, and colonial religious art.

Location & How To Get There

All buildings are located close to each other. The National Museum is along Padre Burgos Avenue, between Rizal Park and Intramuros.

Padre Burgos Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

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Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm


The National Museum of the Philippines announced that admission to the museum will be permanently free effective July 1st, 2016.