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...  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...  more »
  • This was one the best experiences I've had while in the Philippines. This museum is currently free!! This is the perfect sized museum. Just the right amount of exhibits. So many interesting pieces to see. Phillipines has such a great history and the rest of the world needs to learn about this amazing country.
  • A very nice, well curated museum of Philippine artifacts. Certainly worth a visit since it is free and the exhibits offer much learning experience. I suggest at least half a day to really absorb everything but can take one hour if you only want to take pictures of yourself--like a lot of other people did.

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