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Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 32 239 5626
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Oooh... shiny! But what does it all mean?

What the Museo lacks in context, it makes up for in breadth, with a solid collection of artifacts, grouped by loose historical periods (precolonial, Spanish era... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Pasig, Philippines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best museum ever. You must visit it and dont forget to ask for a tour guide. This was very educational trip :)

Thank Jerrilyn B
Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

What the Museo lacks in context, it makes up for in breadth, with a solid collection of artifacts, grouped by loose historical periods (precolonial, Spanish era, American/Commonwealth, and World War 2). The exhibits include some fascinating objects -- Camel gun! Stereogram headpiece! WW2 guerilla currency! -- but they don't always explain how they were used within the greater narrative of... More 

Thank paolojcruz
Quezon City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Just a taxi ride or jeepney ride from the Parian Area in downtown Cebu City, the Museo Sugbo is a converted Spanish jail. Although undergoing repairs because of the recent 7.0 recent earthquake, it is a very educational museum. It is well-curated. Historical facts are written in Cebuano and English.

Thank Malou B
Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Museo Sugbo is one of the must-visit museums in Cebu. It's as if you're walking down the memory lane. We really had fun touring around the museum.

Thank May F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The museum was very nice to see and i think would be a good place for history buffs , sad to say The reviews say there is a guide..... but nobody let us know at all ... we just wandered there by ourselves . The place probably would bore toddlers just like ours did .... There was a nice section... More 

Thank Jenniffer E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

a lot of people come to cebu not knowing what Cebu is and who Cebuanos really are... The Museo Sugbo summarises it all.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Museo Sugbo was the former Jail of Cebu City. It has very interesting exhibits regarding the History of Cebu. There are different rooms containing different exhibits. There is a room dedicated to the presidents of the Philippines, a room dedicated to Media in Cebu, a room dedicated to famous Cebuanos. Overall a Museum Worth Visiting.

Thank quadro
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This fascinating museum in a 1730 Jesuit house is located in the middle of a working builder's yard, the owner is a history buff & restored the house as a museum whilst still running his business around. The guides were great and good fun

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There was a group of 6 (3 Filipinos and 3 Americans) and the museum gave us our own tour guide. She spoke excellent English and knew history of the city that wasn't on the displays. The older pieces are of good historical value, but the newest exhibit of sustainable housing is a bit trendy. Maybe it will have value in... More 

Thank Heymoe
Cirebon, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I highly suggest this stop for history fanatics like myself. It such a well preserved and very organized museum. It offers multimedia presentations to provide its visitors with background information for its main artifacts. The whole museum has a sense of continuity that makes going around the museum by yourself is easy.

Thank Chems11

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