National Museum of the Philippines

Manila, Manila

The National Museum of the Philippines (Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Pilipinas) is a government institution in the Philippines and serves as an educational, scientific and cultural institution in preserving the various permanent national collections featuring the ethnographic, anthropological, archaeological and visual artistry of the Philippines. Since 1998, the National Museum has deemed as reg ...

ulatory and enforcement agency of the National Government in the restoring and safeguarding of important cultural properties, sites and reservations throughout the Philippines.

The National Museum operates the National Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, and National Planetarium, all located in the vicinity of Rizal Park.

National Museum of the Philippines News

  • National Museum Opens Botongs Greatest Work To The Public

    National Museum Opens Botongs Greatest Work To The Public

    "Filipino Struggles Through History" has been dubbed the "greatest extant work of art" by the late National Artist Carlos "Botong" V. Francisco.

    And starting this month, the public can get a glimpse of this restored masterpiece.

    Last February 15, the National Museum announced that it has soft opened the exhibition of "Filipino Struggles Through History" in celebration of National Arts Month.

    The mural was commissioned in 1968 for Manila City Hall by then mayor Antonio Villegas, and was finished months before Franciscos death in 1969.

    It was declared a National Cultural Treasure in ...

  • Juan Lunas Place In Southeast Asian Art History Honored In Between Worlds

    Juan Lunas Place In Southeast Asian Art History Honored In Between Worlds

    Chances are, even those with the littlest interest in art know what the "Spoliarium" is, and maybe could identify Juan Luna as the noted painter behind the grand work.

    Admission to the National Museum of the Philippines is free and the imposing masterpiece is the first thing visitors will see as they enter the halls of the gallery.

    The painter's fame is overshadowed these days by his younger brother Antonio's newfound glory thanks to the hit independent movie "Heneral Luna", but in Singapore, Juan's place in Southeast Asian art history is honored in "Between Worlds: Raden Saleh & Juan Lu ...

  • National Museum Recovers The Great White Shark From Aurora

    National Museum Recovers The Great White Shark From Aurora

    The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) likes to hang around the coast in oceans in many parts of the world, but not in the Philippines. So when this species of large mackerel shark was found on the beach of Barangay Lobbot, Dipaculao, Aurora on January 24, tourists and locals were surprised and it immediately attracted national attention. It wasn't the first time that this marine animal has been spotted in our waters, said non-government organization Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, but it is the first time that local authorities can preserve parts of the specimen. For this re ...

  • The First-Timers Travel Guide To Manila Philippines From A Local

    The First-Timers Travel Guide To Manila Philippines From A Local

    Its been over two years since I wrote the first edition of this Manila travel guide. I decided to write it after hearing more than one foreigner describe Manila as the scariest city theyve ever visited. I dont know where they stayed or what happened that made them say that, but it inspired me to write a travel guide that put traveler safety first. I certainly didnt want anyone visiting my home city and having a negative or even traumatic experience.

  • 3 Must-visit Museums In Manila

    3 Must-visit Museums In Manila

    One way to get in touch with the history and culture of a country is through visiting its museums.

    That's why in the Philippines, museums are often tagged as locations for school field trips, and as destinations for tourists.

    While these museums are easily accessible across Metro Manila, many Filipinos still have not been able to visit them.

    Here are three museums worth checking out, to celebrate Filipino culture and spread appreciation of Filipino artists.

    1. Calvo Museum

    This small museum that can be found along Escolta--a famous Philippine heritage site that served as the pri ...

  • National Museum Of Natural History Sunlit Showcase Of Philippine Biodiversity

    National Museum Of Natural History Sunlit Showcase Of Philippine Biodiversity

    The Philippines is touted as a world hotspot for flora and fauna biodiversity. The new National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is a fitting venue to show the best of its natural environment.

    Still on its soft opening at the former Department of Tourism (DOT) building in Agrifina Circle, Manila, NMNH has been getting social media buzz for its new look, created by Dominic Galicia Architects and interior design firm Periquet Galicia, Inc.

    In 2012, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines held a design competition on the adaptive reuse of the DOT edifice. Galicia said "adaptive reuse" mean ...