National Museum Of Anthropology, Manila

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The National Museum of Anthropology (Filipino: Pambansang Museo ng Antropolohiya), formerly known as the Museum of the Filipino People (Filipino: Museo ng Lahing Filipino), is a component museum of the National Museum of the Philippines which houses Ethnological and Archaeological exhibitions. It is located in the Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila adjacent to the National Museum of Fine Arts building.

Built c. 1916–1918 from a neoclassical design by Canadian-American architect Ralph Harrington Doane when he was consulting architect to the Philippine government, the building formerly housed the Department of Finance. It also houses the wreck of the San Diego, ancient artifacts, and zoology divisions.

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  • I've been to the National Museum of Fine Arts years ago and was not aware that there are other National Museum buildings around like the Natural History and Anthropology. During my last visit, i... 
    I've been to the National Museum of Fine Arts years ago and was not aware that there are other National Museum buildings around like the Natural History and Anthropology. During my last visit, i...  more »
  • This museum is located in a modern building. Entrance is free, but you have to leave backpacks in the storage room (also free). Spread over four floors, this museum gives a very good overview of... 
    This museum is located in a modern building. Entrance is free, but you have to leave backpacks in the storage room (also free). Spread over four floors, this museum gives a very good overview of...  more »
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  • This museum is larger inside than it appears. It has a lot of great great historical and anthropological exhibits. It's also right across the street from another museum so you can definitely make a day of cultural sites. The staff are professional and friendly.
  • Have a better sense of what human societies were like by visiting this beautiful museum. Some levels were inaccessible when we went here, but the experience was pleasant nonetheless. There were sensor-activated narrations, providing a more interesting way to learn more about human culture and developments. Many of materials displayed are from the pre-Hispanic period. Everything makes you appreciate art and life in general more. Make sure to bring a copy of your vaccination card. No entrance fee. While you’re here, maximize your time by visiting other neighboring museums: The National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the Philippines.

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