Information about National Museum
National Museum of the Philippines
The National Museum of the Philippines, more than an organization, maintains and preserves the ethnographic, anthropological, archeological and visual arts collections in the country. It oversees several museums in the Philippines.
The National Museum of Fine Arts otherwise known as the National Art Gallery holds in it some of the country’s most valuable artworks, which includes The Spoliarium by Juan Luna. Its current structure was originally meant for a Public Library.
Meanwhile, the National Museum of Anthropology is the preserving location of the country’s anthropology and archeology. It is located in Park Manila, near the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Lastly, the National Museum of Natural History features its atrium’s centerpiece called “The Tree of Life”. The centerpiece’s structure is built in the form of a DNA that also resembles a tree trunk. Another major attraction at the museum is the skeleton of the Philippines’ largest crocodile captivity. As you walk around the area, you will also see a structure that serves as a replica for the country’s rainforests. There, you will learn about the species that inhabit the land.
Be mesmerized by the Filipino talent as you come and see the beauty of the local artworks inside the museums.
How to get there
Aside from riding a taxi, jeepney, or joining a guided tour, the easiest way to go to the museum is by riding the train. From EDSA, ride the MRT to Taft Avenue Station. Afterwards, transfer to LRT 1. There's a footbridge connecting MRT Taft Station to LRT 1 EDSA Station. Make sure to board the train and alight at U.N. Avenue Station. The National Museum complex is just a few minutes walk from the station.
Best time to visit
The National Museum Complex is an all-year round destination. It is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10 AM to 5 PM.