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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 yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about the National Artists that contributed much to the Filipino cultural heritage. The works were housed in the former Legislative Building which looked like some of the government buildings back in the US. Upon entering, the first...More

3  Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 2 days ago

The national museum is free to enter and well worth a few hours of your time in Manila - it offers an insight into the history and culture of the Philippine islands (as well as an escape from the heat of Manila). There are displays...More

Thank Amyce24
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a real eye opener - I never knew there were so many talented Filipinos and Filipinas - Manansala's work made a strong impression on my artistic view. The history of the various artists and the culture of the Philippines is well presented in...More

1  Thank Z3724ZFnicolasg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an opportunity to visit the national museum and found it truly fascinating. I only visited the art side but there is another section with artifacts. The painting are amazing and so varied, from really old paintings showing the history of manila to modern...More

1  Thank aamoore106
Reviewed 1 week ago

The great museum are free to all tourists. There are a lot of priceless antiques. It showed the great influence of the Spanish and Chinese culture together with the local practices. The older agricultural tools and functional musical instruments are eyes opener.

Thank U5860CPgeorgeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 3 national museums and I like the Fine Arts museum the best. The other two museums feels incomplete.

Thank Mumai C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is decent - but could have been greater. the upkeep is nice, the galleries are great - but personally I felt that this muesuem does not do enough justice to the rich legacy and history of the country. It is very selective and random...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Filipino is Amazing! I was a little bit detached to my native place, language and people. I for have tried to forget who I was. There was a lot of hatred to where I have come from. Then I was brought to this place...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018 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

3  Thank Agnieszka G
Reviewed 26 September 2018 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

1  Thank Cruiserforcheap
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27 September 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!
7 September 2018|
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Response from Gitanjali S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but get there at 9am
21 August 2018|
Response from Aken K | Reviewed this property |
As per the National Museum Website, they are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 8Am to 5Pm