Attractions

National Museum Complex

Written by Patrick

The National Museum Complex in Manila serves as a repository of the country’s rich history, artistry, and natural heritage.

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The National Museum Complex

Caption: The National Museum Complex

The National Museum Complex in Ermita, Manila houses the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, the National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium.  Each of these museums is home to a vast collection of artifacts, tools, rare photographs of the early times, and many other memorabilia that has a significant role in the history and culture of the Philippines as well as paintings, sculptures, and other works of Filipino artists.

With Neoclassical architecture, these museums are also popular venues of various exhibits, shows, and other private events such as wedding receptions.

The National Museum Complex welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

Fast Facts

Attraction:
National Museum Complex
Address:
Ermita, Manila 1000
Phone:
02-8929-1100 local 3000
Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
Closed:
Mondays
Best Time to Visit:
Year-round
Food & Drink:
NO
FREE WiFi:
NO
Cost:
Cost per Person:  $1-5 
Payment Type:
Cash
Fees:
Entrance to the museums is free.
Notes:
The museum accepts walk-in visitors. Arrive 30 minutes before closing time in order to be accommodated.

For groups with 20 and above persons, advance booking should be secured at least one day before the planned visit.

Proof of vaccination is required for adult and minor visitors. Unvaccinated minor should be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.

The items below are prohibited inside the museums:
– art materials
– large bags and luggage as well as baby carriers
– umbrellas
– plants, flowers, and other organic materials
– tripods and video cameras
– wrapped packages including gifts

Recording of videos and the use of camera flash inside the museums are strictly prohibited.

Avoid touching the paintings, sculptures, and other objects inside the museums.

Avoid leaning on glass showcases and pedestals.

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This attraction is located on Luzon Island in Metro Manila.

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How to Get to the National Museum Complex?

By Jeepney

  1. Ride a jeepney bound for Intramuros or Quiapo.
  2. Get off at Soriano Avenue (formerly Aduana).
  3. Walk to the museum complex.

By LRT 1

  1. Ride the LRT-1 at Gil Puyat and get off at U.N. Avenue Station.
  2. Walk to the museum complex.

The airport closest to the National Museum Complex?

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Pasay is the closest airport to the National Museum Complex.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning usually before 10:00 AM.

Closures

This attraction is closed on Mondays

Fees

Fees require payment in cash.  Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction. 

Food & Drink

Food and drinks from outside the attraction are not allowed at this attraction.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.

Pets

Pets are not allowed at this attraction.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.

Trash

Please dispose of your trash properly or take it with you.  Don’t Trash the Philippines!  

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WHERE TO STAY

Hotels and resorts near National Museum Complex:

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Videos

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The following are other points of interest are nearby:

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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