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Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
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Feel the Cebu culture

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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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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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.

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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 

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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Interesting story on how this became a museum. Listen to the tour guides. I enjoyed how they are working to restore more of this museum.

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Angeles City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It was fun getting a glimpse of Cebu history and culture. Cebu island was the entry point of the Spanish colonizers in the 1500's and this place had many historical pieces to share. The memory of every Cebuano who have made it in history from olden days to present are also immortalized there. I forgot my guide's name but my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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