National Museum of the Philippines

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National Museum of the Philippines Manila Reviews

pacificscorpio pacifics…
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National Museum of the Philippines Jun 29, 2010
Wonderful displays of history and art of porcelain plates, coins, jewelry, armaments, and other artifacts.

Allow at least a couple of hours to see this museum, more if you're going to be reading the signs. When I went came, I had the entire museum to myself!

Entrance fee is PHP100, open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4:30pm but I arrived twice before I it was opent to the public.

I was even able to take pictures and video even though the policy is no photography nor video recording. I asked the caretaker and was told I could as long as no-flash was used.

What a great gift that was.

Enjoy the pictures!
pacificscorpio says:
Your welcome and enjoy your summer.
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010
Africancrab says:
Nice photos, thanks for sharing the review
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010
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planisphere planisph…
31 reviews
A Museum Tour with John Silva Apr 25, 2009
One can visit the Philippine National Museum any time from Tuesday to Sunday for less than 200 pesos (4 USD). However, if you want to be able to take photos of artifacts, join the tour provided by Mr. John Silva. It cost 800 pesos (16 USD). His approach is more academic than entertaining but he is still entertaining enough not to bore the tourists, local or otherwise.

His site is:

Details from his site:

Works of art are appreciated by their own merits. But oftentimes a painting or a sculpture has a story that adds to its worth. Or a brushstroke, almost imperceptible, that needs pointing out, and expanding a painting’s dimension.

John L. Silva’s renowned three-hour tour of the National Museum’s painting and sculpture collection incorporates history, interpretation, and even a little humor.

Get to know the Philippines from as far back as 40,000 years ago through its fascinating archaeological artifacts from stone-age tools to exquisite textiles.

Understand the country today with its colonial period collection from Spanish ware to American architectural influence on the two buildings housing the National Museum.

All tours begin at the rear entrance of the Museum of the Filipino People (formerly the Finance Building) located on Finance Road and fronting Rizal Park. Tour covers two buildings and over 20 galleries.

Come and discover a fascinating Philippine past. It will astound you.

Tours start promptly at 10:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM.

TOUR FEES: (As of April 2009)

800 pesos Adults

500 pesos Youths


Call/Text 0926 729 9029, 0917 419 5928, 527 5082 or e-mail
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Africancrab says:
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010
ahaduca says:
napakagandang paglalarawan ng ating kultura at sining. naway marami ka pang maibabahagi sa amin na kagaya kung salat sa kaalaman tungkol sa ating inang bayan. Mabuhay ka kabayan!
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009
planisphere says:
oo maganda dun... punta tayo pagbalik mo dito.... kelan ba? :)
Posted on: Apr 27, 2009

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