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
A fascinating collection showcasing the country's rich flora and fauna is now on display in the first museum in the Philippines dedicated to natural history.
The museum is hosted inside the former Department of Tourism building within Rizal Park in Manila. It includes more than 10 galleries on plants, animals, and fungi unique to the country.
There's also a replica of Lolong, the longest crocodile held in captivity, a hall meant to show how scientists preserve specimens, and a huge DNA helix-shaped elevator called the "Tree of Life."
We need more museums than malls. I sure am glad we have another National Museum opening its doors real soon. On October 29, 2017, National Museum of the Philippines celebrated its 116th year anniversary. As a treat, they opened the National Museum of Natural History for a day. It was a great way to preview what the museum would offer once it officially opens sometime early 2018. With this development, Manila adds another knowledge enriching landmark to compliment the Fine Arts, Anthropology and Filipino People Museum in Manila.
National Museum of Anthropology is definitely worth a visit! You will not just feel fascinated with their overwhelming collection of artifacts but you will also learn a lot from their galleries. Recently, I gave you a virtual tour to five of their galleries such as the Marble Hall, The Treasures of San Diego, the Portraits of Indigenous Filipino Women Gallery, Entwined Spheres and Garing. Now, allow me to continue the tour with the rest of their famous galleries like the Baybayin and Kaban ng Lahi!
Under the Proclamation 798 signed by the former president Corazon Aquino, October is declared as "Museums and Galleries Month" where Museums and Galleries all over the country are highly encouraged to undertake activities in accordance to the proclamation. This could be a perfect chance for every Filipino to appreciate our very rich culture and cherish our national identity through the well preserved historical and cultural artifacts which can now be seen in many museums and galleries all over the country.
Ive been to Manila a number of times, but I never got the chance to go places. My routine was answering the demands of work and of sleep. Schedule was always not enough. Then one lucky day, one of my colleagues accidentally booked our flight back to Cebu on a Sunday, so we had an extra non-working day which was Saturday. Horrraaaah! We could explore and roam around the city but we have to dig our own pocket for the expenses, of course.
Today is a boring day! Question is: "Anu ang magandang gawin kapag wala kang magawa" Sagot: " Pinturahan ang buong bahay gamit ang cutix." Pero wala akong cutix. So, after washing my clothes, without itinerary I planned to visit all the Museums in Manila including Ayala Museum in Makati City but that plan ended up visiting Marikina Shoe Museum (with 50 pesos entrance) and the two Buildings of the National Museum of the Philippines because they both have FREE Admission.