National Museum

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National Museum, located in the Rizal Park area, has been documenting Philippine culture in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, natural history, and the visual arts for decades. This institution acts as a parent to the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium, all of which are located in the same building in Manila. The museum's fine arts collection spans two levels and is often regarded as the best in town.

It features works by Filipino artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Students and history aficionados alike love the museum's frequent exhibitions and educational programs.

How to explore the National Museum?

  • National Museum of the Philippines

The Museo-Biblioteca de Filipinas was founded on August 12, 1887, by a Royal Order of the Spanish Government. Still, it was disbanded in 1900 when the United States began its occupation of the Philippines. This marked the beginning of what is now the National Museum of the Philippines. Additionally, the Insular Museum of Ethnology, Natural History, and Commerce was established on October 29, 1901, and is regarded as the forerunner of the National Museum.

  • National Museum of Anthropology

Anthropology and archaeology collections are housed in the National Museum of the Philippines' National Museum of Anthropology. The building's previous name was the Museum of the Filipino People. Its purpose is to teach people about and protect Philippine culture. In its permanent collection, you will find artifacts from the many Philippine cultures.

  • National Museum of Natural History

When it was first showcased to the public in May of 2018, it quickly became one of the most visited museums in the entire country. The National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the many museums that make up the National Museum Complex in Rizal Park; the other three being the National Museum of Anthropology, the National Planetarium, and the National Library.

  • National Planetarium

This is designated as one of the world's best planetariums. On October 8, 1975, it first opened to the public. It was a major draw for visitors to the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • The Bonifacio and the Katipunan Revolution Monument

It is located 4.3% of the way to the National Museum of Fine Arts. It is a plaza and park open to the general public in Manila. The main attraction is the Andres Bonifacio and Philippine Revolution Monument, which stands at the beginning of Padre Burgos Avenue. In front of the monument serving as a shrine, a musical fountain was built to dance to the music. In the middle of Manila, it was one of the city's most well-known meeting spots.

  • The Rizal Park

Just 0.47 kilometers away lies the National Museum of Fine Arts. Set in the heart of Manila's bustling business sector, Rizal Park is a 60-hectare haven of greenery and blossoms. This urban park honors Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero, and features landscaped areas, historic structures, a 3D map of the country, a big stadium, picnic areas, and an open-air amphitheater.

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Address of National Museum

Padre Burgos Avenue, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines

Opening & Closing time of National Museum

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  • Sunday

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