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National Museum of the Philippines

tradition © David Cohen
tradition © David Cohen

The National Museum and Art Gallery of the Philippines showcases the cultural, natural and historical heritage of the islands. The large and comprehensive institution categorises its exhibits in five divisions, namely art, botany, zoology, geology and anthropology. Visitors will find the archipelago's oldest human remains in the museum's collection. They can also view the remains of the San Diego Spanish galleon, which sank in Philippine waters in 1600. Though reportedly short on funding, the institution is clean, well-kept and has good facilities. Photography is permitted, but not with flash. All things considered, the deeply interesting museum is a worthwhile stop for travellers of all ages.

Address: Padre Burgos Ave, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Website: www.nationalmuseum.gov.ph

Telephone: +63 2 527 7889