In case you haven’t been in the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila’s Rizal Park, allow us to give you a sneak peek of what’s inside.
This museum has five floors of Filipino heritage. It’s quite large, so it can take about 3 hours to fully appreciate every attraction.
To get in, you must first line-up outside and register. Don’t worry about payments. Entrance is absolutely free and there’s no time limits. Just make sure to follow some of their rules like leave your baggage at the counter and don’t bring food and drinks. Also, never touch the exhibits! There are available comfort rooms on each floor and some benches by the hallways if you need to rest for a while. It’ll be much more enjoyable to use the staircase every time you go up another floor. But you can also use the elevator in case you’re a bit tired of walking. Like I said, this museum is huge.
But first, what is “Anthropology”?
Anthropology is the scientific study of humans and human behavior and societies in the past and present. So the National Museum of Anthropology covers a lot about ancient and modern Filipino culture and lifestyles.
We’ll be sharing a lot of glimpses on what you can expect from inside. But we guarantee we’ll leave room for you to explore when you get there yourself.
National Museum of Anthropology map
Here’s a map of the museum’s location. It’s just within Rizal Park. Don’t forget to drop-by at the National Museum of Natural History which is right in front of it from the other side of the park. Admission is free for all ages.