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Presidential Museum and Library

Kalayaan Hall | Malacañang, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 784 4286
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President Marcos

This was the most interesting tour to date in Manila. Well worth a visit. We got searched many... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Paul M
Manchester, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Visited this seat of power with friends. Viewed interesting snippets - such as library collections... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines
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The Presidential Museum and Library is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency, and particularly of Malacanan Palace as its official seat. It is the principal historical and artistic repository in support of the institution of the Presidency and for the benefit of the Republic and the Filipino people. It exercises primary curatorial, conservation, preservation, custodial, and advisory responsibilities over structures, and facilitates the conduct of tours of designated areas within the Palace. It was created in 2004 with the implementation of Executive Order No. 366, Issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, which merged the Presidential Museum and the Malacanang Library into one office as the Malacanang Museum. The collections of both offices were integrated and housed in Kalayaan Hall, while others were placed in off-site storage facilities.In 2010, Executive Order No. 880 Was issued, placing the Malacanang Museum under the supervision of the National Museum for museological and related policy purposes. Later on, Executive Order No. 4, Promulgated by President Benigno S. Aquino III, placed the Malacanang Museum under the supervision and control of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office. The issuance likewise renamed the Malacanang Museum as the Presidential Museum and Library.
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Kalayaan Hall | Malacañang, Manila, Luzon, Philippines

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was the most interesting tour to date in Manila. Well worth a visit. We got searched many times by Army & had to show ID. But I would recommend this tour.

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visited this seat of power with friends. Viewed interesting snippets - such as library collections, rooms, pictures and memorabilia. One must book and be permitted to visit. A good guide is recommended.

1  Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is one of my most memorable experience this year. But before getting into a tour, you need to request first for a schedule and if you have a suggested schedule please feel free to indicate also so they can check if there is a...More

1  Thank Seth B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

-You need to book online 2 weeks in advance -If a foreigner, you simply have to send the main page of passport, no big deal -The only ID needed for check in is the person who booked the tour. -Can take your phone/camera in, need...More

1  Thank charlesbaygon
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This place showcase the memorabilia of the past Prwsidents of the Philippines Republic. This is one of the many attraction when you viait Malacanang the official residence of the Republic of the Philippines

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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to visit the palace, you need to know well in advance and book a tour long (two weeks?) before you want to go. You can do this online. I was a party of one caught between two groups from Korea and Japan...More

1  Thank Yang Yang C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a fabulous private tour, it was one of the highlights of Manila. As others have written this tour is the only way you can visit and it must be prebooked weeks in advance. You do have to respond to a few emails and...More

2  Thank Boingoz
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The tour guide that took us around the museum is very enthusiastic. His tour presentation is very impressive informative and artistic. He did his best even though we can imagine he has to do this every day, may be many times a day. He must...More

2  Thank Boonchai S
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This trip is worth the two weeks application wait. Inside you will see how opulent and elaborate the offices of presidents. Many memorabilias, rare photos, interesting trivias and information about the highest house and its powerful occupants who shaped the nation throughout its history. if...More

2  Thank ezarra101
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Presidential Museum and Library is an amazing place to explore and discover. You'll explore the rich and colorful history of Philippine politics through the eyes of the presidents of the republic. The in-house guides are very competent and know their craft. More importantly, you...More

3  Thank Dustin A
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29 January 2017|
Response from Boingoz | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, it would be hard to organise as you need to request permission weeks in advance and send copies of passports etc. The Museum provides a guide for your group only, regardless of size.
14 October 2016|
Response from Dustin A | Reviewed this property |
The Museum is inside the palace grounds so taxi's come and go based on people using them to get in. However, they can't enter the grounds empty so you have to wait and, if you're lucky, you should be able to hail one as it... More
6 May 2016|
Response from Dustin A | Reviewed this property |
Late reply, but better than nothing? Makati to the museum should take you around 45 minutes to an hour depending on the traffic. Try to visit on off-peak travel windows between 10AM to 3:30PM. Any time before and afer... More