Best Museums to Visit in Manila

There are many places you can go in Manila. Some of these places are museums you, your family, and friends can visit during your free time. Here is a list of the best museums located in the city.

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum

Juan Luna’s famed painting known as the “Spolarium” can be found in the National Museum. You can also locate the iconic “El Asesinato del Gobernador Bustamante” by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo inside. Its other rooms house several other paintings, religious artefacts, as well as sculptures. The artworks go as far back as the 19th and 17th Centuries.

Address: Padre Burgos Drive, Manila

Museum Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday

Entrance Fee: Free admission on Sundays; P50 for students; P120 for senior citizens; P150 for adults

Ayala Museum

The “Gold of Ancestors: Pre-colonial Treasures in the Philippines” exhibit can be seen in the Ayala Museum. It has a variety of items that are on display including but not limited to necklaces, rings, designed sashes, as well as other adornments. You can also check out other exhibits in the museum like “A Millennium of Contact: Chinese and Southeast Asian Trade Ceramics in the Philippines.”

Address: Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City

Museum Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday

Entrance Fee: P225 for adults; P125 for Makati residents, senior citizens, and students

Lopez Museum and Library

This place is perfect for those who love both art and literature. The Lopez Museum and Library has a large amount of collection. The installations of Maria Cruz, Buen Calubayan, and Nilo Ilarde can be seen inside. Its library is a home to some rare books like the first edition of “Doctrina Cristiana” by Roberto Belarmino.

Address: Ground Floor Benpres Building, Exchange Road, Pasig City

Museum Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday

Entrance Fee: P100 for adults

Bahay Tsinoy

Bahay Tsinoy, operated by Kaisa Heritage Center, celebrates and commemorates the history of the Filipino-Chinese community. It has a vast collection of 19th Century photographs and prints. It also houses Chinese ceramics that goes back to the 10th Century.

Address: Kaisa Heritage Center, 32 Anda corner Cabildo Streets, Intramuros, Manila

Museum Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday

Entrance Fee: P60 for students and children; P100 for adults

Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum

Learn about aerospace science and technology as well as military aviation history by visiting the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum. It also has an art section where you can see different kinds of aircrafts. Get your camera ready and take a photo of yourself with some of the planes.

Address: Villamor Air Base, Pasay City

Museum Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday

Entrance Fee: P20 for adults

The Mind Museum

The Mind Museum is where you can see science come to life. You can see the first T-rex exhibit in the Philippines in this museum. Bring your whole family with you and have fun with the different galleries that you can find inside.

Address: JY Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

Museum Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday

Entrance Fee: P150 for public school teachers and students; P450 for children; P600 for adults on Sunday; P750 for adults on Tuesday to Saturday

The Fort condos for sale are located near the Mind Museum. If you happen to live in one, then go visit it at your own leisure. Better yet plan out when you can visit all these wonderful museums you can find in Manila. Have fun with your museum-hopping!


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