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Manila: National Museum Entrance Fee, Museum Hours and Photography
Tutubi visited the National Museum in Manila (officially the Museum of the Filipino People) in Rizal Park (Luneta) quite recently to tour his two friends from France and herewith are the latest information on the National Museum entrance fees and museum hours and contact numbers for educational field trips for schools, and group tours.
National Museum building entrance is on Finance road
Telephone Number: +63.2.527.0278
Museum Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 830am to 430pm.
(Reservations are accepted by the Museum Education Division (contact number +63.2.527.0278) from 830am to 430pm Mondays to Fridays only)
Photography at the National Museum
On taking pictures inside the National Museum (photography), it has slightly improved that they now allow taking pictures inside the museum except you cannot use flash (it's understandable sine some objects on display ma be sensitive to light) and that only small cameras are allowed. Bringing in of "big" cameras i.e. SLR and DSLR require special permits from the National Museum curator. Those people are still armed with archaic ideas that DSLRs are used exclusively by professional photographers.
funny that i checked my updates and saw this post of yours; just visited both museums this afternoon. the tour's very worth it :) got a nice surprise at the national art gallery cos due to the current renovations, it's free admission until everything's fixed up.
carlotta, yah, admission was free to national art gallery when i also visited, thanks for the reminder. would like to visit it probably on June 19 during jose rizal birthday :P
photo cache, there are many sections. i particularly love the pre-hispanic filipinos and the exhibits of the san diego galleon. i have crappy pictures from my camphone, forgot to bring the iphone and my other camera's the crappy waterproof olympus 1030sw. no DLSRs there :(