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.
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
– 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.
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