Take a look at ethnographic and archaeological exhibits on the Filipino culture, art, and history.
The Ayala Museum is a private museum that is committed to showcasing overseas collections and highlighting contemporary Philippine art. It features a number of permanent exhibitions that includes: handcrafted dioramas that chronicles historical collections and the country’s history, maritime warcraft models that contributed to the country’s maritime trade and colonial economy, Philippine art from the late 19th to 20th century, 1,000 golden precious objects from cultures before the country’s colonisation in the 16th century, a collection of Philippine garments, and a display of more than 500 Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics found in the country.
The Ayala Museum is located in Ayala Centre, adjacent to the Greenbelt Mall at Makati City – the country’s central business district. Its address is Avenue corner Dela Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati.
Opening Days and Hours
The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00, and is closed every Monday.
Entry Fee and Bookings
- Regular adult, non-resident: PHP 425 (USD 8.17)
- Regular student, senior citizen, PWD: PHP 300 (USD 5.77)
- Discounted resident, adult: PHP 225 (USD 4.33)
- Local student, senior citizen PWD: PHP 125 (USD 2.40)
- Tour guides/teachers: Free
- All changing exhibits: PHP 200 (USD 3.85)
- Discounted Senior/PWD: PHP 140 (USD 2.69)
- One changing exhibit: PHP 150 (USD 2.88)
- Discounted Senior/PWD: PHP 100 (USD 1.92)
- Tour guides/teachers: Free
How to Get There
The easiest way to reach the Ayala Museum is via taxis and ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Grab, which are widely available in Metro Manila (this includes Quezon City and nearby cities such as Makati, Taguig/Fort Bonifacio, and Pasay).
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can explore the Museum in 2 to 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit the Museum any time of the day since it is in a closed, air-conditioned building.
- Visit the permanent exhibits: The Diorama Experience, Maritime Vessels, Pioneers of Philippine Art, Gold of Ancestors, Embroidered Multiples, A Millennium of Contact
- Visit changing exhibits at the ground and third-floor galleries
- Visit the educational centres: Filipinas Heritage Library, Ceramics Study Centre
- Shop at the Museum Shop
A number of restaurants and food places that offer various cuisines in at different price points can be found in the Greenbelt and Glorietta malls located near the Museum.
- Greenbelt Park
- Glorietta Mall
- Ayala Triangle Gardens
- Greenbelt Mall
Accommodations near the Ayala Museum include a number of hotels and inns, such as the Makati Shangri-La Manila, Raffles Makati, Fairmont Makati, Hotel Celeste, and Charter House. Prices range from USD 50 to USD 200 per night.