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National Museum of Anthropology

The National Museum of Anthropology, previously known as the Museum of the Filipino People is the anthropology and archaeology division of the National Museum of the Philippines.

The National Museum of Anthropology features a number of the country’s ethnographic artifacts, which includes weapons, tools, musical instruments, clothing, and accessories. The country’s National Museum can also be found here, and they have displays of various unearthed materials from a number of time periods.



The National Museum of Anthropology is located in the Agrifina Circle, Rizal Park, Manila. It is adjacent to the National Museum of Fine Arts building and occupies the same building that previously housed the Department of Finance.


Opening Days and Hours

The National Museum of Anthropology is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

The Museum has no entrance fee.


How to Get There

The easiest way to reach the 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).


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

You can explore the Museum in 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

You can visit the Museum any time of the day as it is an indoor attraction.



Some of the galleries you can visit in the Museum are:

  • Ifugao House/Courtyard
  • National Museum Library
  • The San Diego: 500 Years of Maritime Trade
  • Garing: The Philippines at the Crossroads of Ivory Trade
  • Of War and Peace
  • Manlilikha ng Bayan Hall (National Living Treasure)
  • Lumad: Mindanao
  • Faith, Tradition and Place: Bangsamoro Art from the National Ethnographic Collection
  • Kaban ng Lahi (Archaeological Treasures)
  • Rice, Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Hibla ng Lahing Filipino: The Artistry of Philippine Textiles
  • Baybayin: Traditional Scripts of the Philippines
  • Entwined Spheres: Mats and Baskets as Containers, Costumes and Conveyors



A number of restaurants can be found near the National Museum of Anthropology, including:

  • Recipes
  • Sky Deck on Bayleaf Hotel
  • Ilustrado
  • Whatever BBQ
  • Lucky Way Halal Restaurant
  • Yoshinoya


Nearby Attractions

  • National Museum
  • National Art Gallery
  • Rizal Park
  • Intramuros
  • Bambike Ecotours Intramuros



You can find a number of accommodations near the Museum that include a number of hotels and inns, such as The BayLeaf Intramuros, BP International Hotel, and the Manila Hotel. Prices range from USD 23 to USD 120 per night.

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