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Makati Avenue cor. De La Rosa Street | Greenbelt Park, Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon 1224, Philippines
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All reviews philippine history gold exhibit gold items pre hispanic second floor entry fee worth a visit top floor contemporary art on display couple of hours few hours metro manila dioramas ceramics philippines ancestors
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A mid-sized museum situated in downtown Manila, next door to one of the City’s major shopping centre - Greenbelt. It is easily accessible to visitors. The museum is worth exploring. Apart from the beautiful artefacts depicting the cultural past of Philippine, more impressive is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 51gregoryl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought it was just another commercial museum but since I got a free admission from my hotel, I decided to pay it a visit. The museum was very interesting. It had gold jewelry/historic exhibition which was very interesting and beautiful, and there is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Haramachi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only came here because it was close to my hotel. I’m so glad I did. It was an utterly wonderful experience and such a well laid out museum. I was so pleased to see the “women at war exhibition”. It was so interesting and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AWilliams1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was great escape from busy Manila. Very well laid out loved the video giving details of the history. The gold display was my favorite. No pictures allowed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No queues, no crowds in our early after lunch visit to the Ayala Museum. Reception at ticket booth was helpful and friendly. We started with the temporary exhibit of Mark Lewis Lim Higgins on the ground floor. It was a fascinating mixture of his paintings...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ofelia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum to learn about the history of the Philippines. It is privately owned that is why their exhibitions are more detailed and informative than in the national museum. One of the highlights was definitely the Gold of Ancestors exhibition dedicated to the golden...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GasperExplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum has 4 stores in a modern building at Greenfield mall. Most interesting was Philippine history tour from pre-historic time to indepence.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dr_aaltonen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to learn about the complete history of the Philippines. The diorama display depicts the history dating back to as far as 6000BC, it is very interesting and well laid out. The "Women of War" temporary exhibit was both eye opening and disturbing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ashatan1903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manila is very congested and often overlooked by travelers. My top choices to appreciate this city are: Ayala, Intramuros, and the Chinese cemetery. In Ayala, the top floor has a short movie about the gold collection they discovered only 30 years ago, that dates from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm quite spoiled with regard to museums, as I am from Amsterdam where multiple high-class museums are located. The Ayala museum does a good job in telling the story of Manila/Philippines and how it became the country it is today, but it's not a museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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1 January 2017|
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Response from 598MarieM | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall what I paid but it could not have been much. I am a volunteer docent at museums in Singapore, so I really appreciated the ceramics section. The history of the Philippines diorama is good for history buffs and... More
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Response from MikRiano | Reviewed this property |
The third floor, far opposite the gift shop, is used for changing exhibits. If closed, that means that a temporary exhibit was being mounted or dismounted. The ground floor also has a gallery used for temporary exhibits... More
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Response from davey671 | Reviewed this property |
There is no time limit just explore at your pace. The ticket counter, you can purchase certain floors for seeing, I forget how many pesos it cost.