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Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
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1.5 hours well spent

An interesting little museum setting out some of the history of Cebu, as you would expect. Things to see, and read. No audio visuals, no interactive displays, no games. Expect to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

An interesting little museum setting out some of the history of Cebu, as you would expect. Things to see, and read. No audio visuals, no interactive displays, no games. Expect to have to think a little, or just glaze over. On our visit we were offered a tour guide, a local tourism student, who was excellent and I'd recommend you... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Filled with several galleries - from pre spanish era to japanese wartime - your heritage appetite will be satisfied . Accessible and well known - so you wont have problem finding this place. Staff are very friendly. Its worth your visit.

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Birmingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

this has to be one of the best museums I have been to for the sheer simplistic approach. So much information, presented so well and with out becoming to boring or overloaded. Really impressed with how everything was presented and maintained.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I appreciate travel that includes visiting museums. Like in Cebu, we usually think of beaches, danggit, dried mangoes etc. but their museums were the best also. It's like a time travel way back 1700s where you will be able to appreciate their roots and heritage.

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Subic, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After a small walk from then Yap Sandiego we went here and it is a very nice and informativ museo. Entrance feed very small and nice staff here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

As people have quoted: its not western standard in sophistication, but its worth a visit. I found the artifacts about the rich philippine history extremely interesting. Don't miss the exhibits and stories about the philippine resistance against the Japanese occupation during WW2. A grousome time of hardship, told in a matter of fact, non sensationalist way. Learned a lot. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A real mixed bag of exhibits. Air-conditioned rooms and really kind staff showing you the way around. The war memorabilia was particularly interesting to our group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Look, in Cebu, and in the Philippines in general... you will not be walking into many high culture museums.... but the one's that exist are authentic and genuine... just maybe not the degree of sophistication you might get in the west... Still, for anyone interested in history or philippine culture, it is definitely worth finding this one....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Museo Sugbo once housed inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center. The structure itself is old, built around the Spanish era of the Philippines. This can be seen in the architecture, as well as the material used in the construction. The walls are made of coral stones. The museum is divided into different periods or era in Cebuano... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For a fee of 30 pesos for Filipino citizens, you can tour around a collections of Visayan saints, national archives of design, gallery of the Philippine presidents and lot of artifacts from Cebu Island. There's also a gallery of indigenous materials used for calamity survival. If you are a student or senior citizen, you can just pay 10 pesos, just... More 

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