We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 523 7855
Review Highlights
Visit to Metropolitan Museum of Art

This was an indifferent museum, with a receptionist who did not make us feel welcome. Several areas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Peaceful & Interesting

Not bad! Some creative & interesting art, & far better curated & maintained than the National... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Jamie R
Read all 66 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
In addition to the numerous touring exhibits throughout the year, two of the anchors in this museum are the priceless Gold Gallery and the ancient Pottery Gallery, with pieces dating back to 220 BC.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Roxas Blvd. | Central Bank complex, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 523 7855

Similar Things to Do in Manila

Write a Review
Reviews (66)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an indifferent museum, with a receptionist who did not make us feel welcome. Several areas of the museum were closed to set up new exhibitions. The modern Filipino art seemd quite angry and psychedelic. Some of it was quite political. The rest was...More

Thank tandemqueen
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Not bad! Some creative & interesting art, & far better curated & maintained than the National Museum. If you have to choose between the two, go here. It had a peaceful, quiet vibe, & I came away with a better sense of the Filipino art...More

Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This museum never disappoints! Everything is spectacular! Live the exhibits and the amount of time and effort it takes to keep it looking great!

Thank Patrice E
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Kids and I loved our visit to the Metropolitan Museum. It has work from the Masters (Luz, Edades, Orlina, Abueva, Luna, Amorsolo and many many more), and up-and-coming masters (Justiniani, Pilapil, etc.). Galleries are wide, air is super cool inside (a welcome respite from the...More

Thank Anna May V
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went her with my 4yo son, 1yo daughter and my bestfriend. We enjoyed looking around at various art pieces. My kids were mesmerized at the different styles of used and loved the colors and textures of different paintings. I think the best part of the...More

1  Thank thoughtpicks
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Modern art lovers will appreciate this museum more. I prefer traditional art such as landscapes. However, there were a few good exhibits here such as the family dioramas in the TV sets; I am glad I visited. It is small, plan for 40-60 minutes.

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The Philippines has a tragic past and it's reflected in its art. This museum didn't disappoint, especially for just 100 pesos! Lots of sculptures and really interesting modern stuff unlike anything you'd find in other countries. I felt like it was a true reflection of...More

Thank Tasha S
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice museum with a general collection of art on the ground floor and Filipino contemporary art on the upper level. I found beauty and dynamism in the museum which was thought provoking and stimulating. Whilst I could find a gallery on...More

1  Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We love art and this place is the greatest we visited in Manila. The paintings are beautiful and the visit was fabulous.

Thank Rafaelrro
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I visited this museum last year and the basement is still closed until today. It's supposed to show the collection of pre colonial pottery and gold collection. The entrance fee is 100 pesos but there is no brochures about the permanent exhibitions upstairs. The special...More

Thank Vivian A
Nearby Restaurants
The Aristocrat
1,006 reviews
.76 km away
Robinsons Place Food Court
97 reviews
.78 km away
Century Park Seafood Restaurant
73 reviews
.44 km away
Gloria Maris
15 reviews
.39 km away
Nearby Attractions
Star City
332 reviews
.76 km away
31 reviews
1.14 km away
Upside Down Museum
23 reviews
.82 km away
Malate Church
177 reviews
.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines