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Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 32 239 5626
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Great insight into Cebu History

As we travelled around Cebu, we dropped into this fascinating museum thst they have converted from the old prison. There is a service fee to get in but it is thoroughly worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we travelled around Cebu, we dropped into this fascinating museum thst they have converted from the old prison. There is a service fee to get in but it is thoroughly worth it. They offer you a free guide - take up the offer! These student have great insight into each display. The tour of the 8 main rooms takes... More 

Thank Mork001
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61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museo Sugbo, housed in an old prison, is the best place to stop if you want o learn about the historical, cultural, and economic significance of Cebu. The Php30 resident entrance fee is a bargain and I highly recommend accepting a museum guide to help walk you through the exhibits and provide added insights. The museum is not large... More 

Thank frozencalbear
Metro Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was across the plaza and sits beside the church. There is a discount for students which costs 50php and 100 pesos for regular rate admission. The Museo Sugbo focuses more on the start of Christianity in the City and some religious artifacts ie. The Black Nazarene, the dress Pope John Paul ii wore during his visit, etc.

Thank teenamaribee
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is a must see place while you are in Cebu. What had once been a jail has been totally transformed into a highly informative educational setting with collections of rare prehistoric and historic artifacts, audio-video presentations of the WW2 battles and subsequent liberation of Cebu by American GIs, and much, much more. There is even an Art Gallery of... More 

Thank Bajadiver770
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you're a history nut, you'll love this place. It's also cooler than most attractions, due to the thick walls keeping out the heat. Almost everything is reasonably well labelled, and is clearly laid out. There was still a lot of restoration going on when I was there, so there's the occasional awkward corner, and steep steps. A good way... More 

Thank Tony B
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Visit this attraction if you want to learn more about the history of Cebu, both pre- and post-colonial. It was a very interesting place. The displays were pretty simple and not that well-maintained. I didn't hire a tour guide but it was still worth the experience at PHP30; I learnt a lot. Watch the TV documentary on the first gallery... More 

Thank Joji M
Las Pinas
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1,334 reviews
610 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 639 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

It is not impressive. The collections are not that interesting. But it does give a fairly good idea of the life and times of Cebuanos and Cebu.

Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
Dartford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

An interesting museum housed in a former / heritage prison building. Entrance for us was 75 php. The staff were helpful and the displays were also given in English. The first room has an I interesting video running interviewing locals who had found gold from washed away graves. The rooms cover different periods of Cebu history. We got a taxi... More 

Thank Stell_60
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

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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71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 

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