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Ayala Museum

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Address: Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
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+63 2 757 3000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Best museum to learn more about Philippine history

To get unlimited tickets to visit the museum for a year, try becoming a member of Ayala Museum. The number of free tickets per day vary according to the membership package. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Makati, Philippines

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

To get unlimited tickets to visit the museum for a year, try becoming a member of Ayala Museum. The number of free tickets per day vary according to the membership package. The dioramas depicting our history never ceases to amaze. The exhibits they mount are bonuses on top of the regular displays.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this museum with my wife on the last day of our holiday in the Philippines. It's a very pleasant, medium-sized museum, containing ancient Asian artefacts, art, and a history of the Philippines. The highlight for me were the (very large) model sailboats.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A modern, well set out museum. The second floor with its 60 dioramas tracing the history of the country from 50000 BC to independence gives an excellent insight into the history of the country. The fourth floor exhibition of pre-colonial gold is stunning. Allow plenty of time for the visit. We were on an organised tour and could have down... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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11 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its named Ayala Museum for a reason. What ever collections are shown in this museum are in direct relation with the family owned businesses or their family members. The Bistro Restaurant in front is directly linked to the business as well. So if you wish to visit a Museum like you would find them in the States or Canada, you're... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A permanent exhibit is the Gold of Ancestors. An awesome display of over a thousand gold artifacts dated to between the tenth and thirteenth century. It offers an indication that a thriving civilization existed prior to Spanish occupation in the 16th century. It is a must see when visiting the Philippines.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance is sort of a hassle since it's not connected to the mall and their entrance fee is very expensive. But the artifacts make up for it. Some pieces were presented so interestingly that, even if you weren't the type to enjoy museums, you'd be able to appreciate the history behind it. The exhibits are structured well; the air... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - well worth the money! I thought that I knew Philippine history, but I learned a lot more after this visit. We booked a private tour and our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. If you're not local, I highly recommend spending the extra pesos for this. On our own, we probably wouldn't have enjoyed it as much. You... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've now visited the Ayala at least four times, which averages about 1.5 visits per Manila stay. This place is a temple to beauty and serenity, local history and creativity. Not to be missed by those who require culture and refined pleasures. Kabila is the restaurant across the promenade and one of my favorites in all of Asia...well the world... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Makati you should really visit this museum. On the fourth floor it shows an amazing collection of gold from the past, found all over the Phillipines. The third floor is a walk through history, all displayed in small windows with puppets. the second floor shows three Phillipine painters and some great works and a temporary exhibition.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would have visited if it had been sunny also, but a few hours in here while it was pouring outside was ideal. A well laid out, modern museum that gave a rich history of the Philippines. I loved the diorama section. Personally I think museums should be free as it does mean people won't chose to go, or be... More 

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