Presidential Museum and Library | Things to do in City of Manila-Metro Manila
What the White House is to Americans, the Malacañang Palace is to the Filipinos. The Malacañang Palace houses the Presidential Museum and Library in San Miguel, Manila. Previously called the Malacañang Museum, the Presidential Museum and Library is an impressive walkthrough of the stunning building itself and the memorabilia of the greatest leaders in Philippine governance. Built in 1920, the museum building, called the Kalayaan Hall, is an elegant and elaborate palace, designed after Renaissance-revivalist architecture. It is the oldest and most historical structure in the Malacañang complex, and bore witness to major historical events, including landmark speeches, reforms, and revolutionary movements. The museum’s nine galleries, each named after a past president, hold numerous memorabilia, including the print and souvenir materials from their presidential campaigns, their clothing, accessories, as well as publications, documents, and little things that suggest the personality quirks and differences beneath each tough character.
Address: Jose P. Laurel Sr., San Miguel, City of Manila, Metro Manila
Open: For Reservation, Monday - Friday, 9am - 12nn, 1pm - 3pm