Frequently Asked Questions

(AS OF FEBRUARY 26, 2021)

  1. Visiting Hours for all Central Museum Buildings
    1. Tuesdays to Sundays, excluding religious holidays, with a morning session from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, and an afternoon session from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    2. Number of visitors for each museum building shall be limited to one hundred (100) per session
    3. Cut-off time to arrive for the morning session is 11:00 AM, and 3:00 PM for the afternoon session.

  2. Persons Who Can Visit
    1. Only those persons aged 15 to 65 years, including those with disabilities, shall be admitted. Persons must bring identification showing date of birth or other proof of age.

  3. Preparing to Visit
    1. In order to visit (subject to compliance with other conditions), visitors are required to pre-book online at at least one (1) day prior to the planned visit. Confirmation of online reservation will be sent through email.
    2. Groups and group reservations are limited to a maximum of five (5) persons.
    3. Walk-in visitors without prior reservations shall not be granted admission.
    4. For inquiries regarding visiting, reservations, and other concerns, please call any of the following contact numbers below during office hours:
      • (02) 8298 1100 ext. 3000
      • (02) 8527 7889
      Visitors may also send inquiries through email at

  4. Staying Safe in the Museums
    1. A temperature scan will be taken of every visitor upon entry to each central museum building. Persons with a temperature of 37.5 degrees Celsius and above will not be allowed to enter. Likewise, any person with fever and flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter.
    2. Every individual must complete a health declaration form prior to entry to each central museum building. This will be facilitated as part of the online reservation process.
    3. Face masks and face shields must be worn at all times within the museum buildings.
    4. Visitors are allowed to bring their own sanitizing kits (small bottles of alcohol, small spray bottles, and tissue paper), but visitors must be mindful of their surroundings when using their sanitizing kits.
    5. The following items are not permitted inside the museum buildings:
      • Art materials (including ink pens) other than pencils
      • Bags larger than 33 x 43 cm.
      • Backpacks, baby backpack carriers, long umbrellas or other bulky items
      • Food and drink
      • Plants, flowers or other organic materials
      • Tripods and video cameras
      • Wrapped packages including gifts
      • Pets
    6. Social distancing of at least two (2) meters between persons not belonging to the same household must be observed at all times.
    7. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the premises.
    8. Handwashing facilities will be available in all comfort rooms.
    9. Use of elevators shall only be allowed for persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
    10. Guided tours are not allowed.

This page was last modified Monday, October 19, 2015
National Museum of the Philippines
Padre Burgos Drive, City of Manila, Philippines