About National Museum of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines, a Trust of the Government, is an educational, scientific and cultural institution that acquires, documents, preserves, exhibits, and fosters scholarly study and public appreciation of works of art, specimens, and cultural and historical artifacts representative of the unique cultural heritage of the Filipino people and the natural history of the Philippines. It is mandated to establish, manage and develop museums comprising the National Museum Complex and the National Planetarium in Manila, as well as regional museums in key locations around the country.

The National Museum of the Philippines manages and develops the national reference collections in the areas of cultural heritage (fine arts, anthropology, and archaeology) and natural history (botany, zoology, geology, and paleontology) and carries out permanent research programs in biodiversity, geological history, human origins, pre-historical and historical archaeology, maritime and underwater cultural heritage, ethnology, art history, and moveable and immoveable cultural properties.

Mandate and Objectives

The National Museum is mandated to establish, manage…

Message from the Director

The premier repository and custodian of the country’s heritage…

Vision and Mission

The existence of the National Museum is anchored on…

Citizen’s Charter
Relevant Laws and Issuances

Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-third day of July..


The National Museum of the Philippines can trace its history to the establishment…