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.

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  • A More Instagram Worthy National Museum

    A More Instagram Worthy National Museum

    Recently, the National Museum of Natural History just opened with a bang! Opening their doors, cases and glass cabinets to everyone with items that are extremely rare and can only be found here - absolutely for FREE. The National Museum staff and researchers exerted their effort to preserve and keep these items for the next generation. It is my and your wealth! So, what are you waiting for? Tara na sa National Museum of Natural History.

  • Cimatu PHL Facing Natural-resource Scarcity

    Cimatu PHL Facing Natural-resource Scarcity

    The Philippines is now facing natural resource scarcity due to numerous-factors, foremost of which was the degradation of terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said this in his keynote speech marking the country's celebration of the International Day for the Year of Biodiversity (IDYB) held at the National Museum of Natural History along T.M. Kalaw Avenue in Malate, Manila, on May 22.

    In his speech, Cimatu underscored the need to protect the country's terrestrial and marine ecosystem through stronger protection measures for the country's protected areas c ...

  • Nature Walk

    Nature Walk

    Whoever said summer season is a legit break from learning clearly never had to take summer classes, nor actually paid attention in life. It's as good a time as any to flex our brain muscles and with all that extra time on our hands, there really ain't no excuse. Lucky for us, The National Museum of Natural History finally opened after five years of preparation.

    The National Museum of Natural History completes the National Museum Complex on Agrifina Circle as mandated by the National Museum Act of 1998. Its main purpose, together with the National Museum of Anthropology and the National Muse ...

  • Lolong Back As Star At Natl Museum Of Natural History

    Lolong Back As Star At Natl Museum Of Natural History

    The skeletal remains of Lolong, once the world's largest crocodile in captivity, proved to be a major crowd drawer at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), which formally opened on Friday to coincide with National Museum Day.

    Measuring 6.17 meters or almost 21 feet from the tip of its snout to the end of its tail, Lolong was certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest saltwater crocodile ever captured.

    After a three-month hunt, local villagers from an impoverished town in Agusan del Sur province captured the reptile in September 2011, and kept it in a small po ...

  • What You Can See At The Newly-opened National Museum Of Natural History

    What You Can See At The Newly-opened National Museum Of Natural History

    The museum's doors are finally open - and admission is free!

    The much-awaited National Museum of Natural History opened to the public on Friday, May 18, International Museum Day.

    Crowds trooped to the building, now part of the National Museum complex which also includes the Fine Arts and Anthropology museums.

    The museum displays mostly new material, and even old material that have not been on display since the early 1990s so there's definitely a lot of exciting pieces to see. Here are just some of them:

    Lolong's skin and skeleton

    Lolong was the largest crocodile in captivity, an ...

  • 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 ...