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Museo Sugbo

M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #11 of 40 attractions in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I just arrived in Cebu city 2 days ago (it's Jan 31st, 2014 today). Just letting other travelers know I tried to go see this museum yesterday but it is temporarily closed due to the earthquake that happened on Oct 15, 2013. Don't know when it will reopen.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This museum is a treasure trove. I didn't know what to expect but there were many different exhibits, so much that I was not able to see all in the same visit. Unfortunately the next time I went it was closed due to the earthquake of October 2013.

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Cebu
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Enjoyed this place and learning about Cebu. I recommend this place for anyone. You will learn a lot and appreciate the Philippines more.

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Adelaide, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is truly a treat for history lovers! It’s the heart of Philippines! No cameras are allowed inside but walking through this museum is just like taking a walk through the history! Upon finding out that this museum was a jail years back, I became more curious and interested! It has various sections of different eras with galleries containing historical... More

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Kew Gardens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I felt in touch with the past. The pre colonial exhibits were interesting but I was interested in the 1880s up till present. The fight for independence was beset with intrigue. I studied a bit of this period so I felt involved seeing some of the displays, newspapers and personal papers of the heroes. The Japanese occupation and post WW... More

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cebu
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Knowing Cebu's rich culture and history was indeed a great experience for me, my husband and my kids. It is a place worth visiting especially when you have kids and you want to show them interesting artifacts. During our visit they provided as a tour guide which was great since you can gather more information than just by merely reading... More

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Manila, Philippines
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I love museums. Ive been so many and compared to the other provincial museums, Museo Sugbo is bigger. For those interested to learn about the history of Cebu-Philippines, it will take more than an hour to really go around this place.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A very educational place to visit. Highly recommended and worth your time! Went here and saw the history of great place.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Surprisingly a very nice museum, with some very interesting artifacts. This wasn't really a top priority for us, but since we had time, we might as well go. I expected a local city museum with some old stuff that were poorly curated. It's unfortunately we don't have very nice museums in the country. This one wasn't that popular either. And... More

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Sai Gon
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I went from this amazing exhibition room to another when I visited this museum. One of the big impression is the room with wooden statues of Jesus and the others. Two statues you should not miss by coming closer and looking straight in their eyes in this room are the Filipino Belen. It takes about two hours to go through... More

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