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Museo Sugbo

Address: M. J. Cuenco Avenue, Cebu City, Philippines
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It used to be the city's penitentiary. Now, it's Cebu City's gem of a museum,,, great place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

it has to be this one ! The only real heritage museum of Cebu ! Located in an old jail, it explains you a lot of the Philippines and Cebu's province.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Visited the place on a weekday. Not a lot of people at all. There's an entrance fee of 40-70php dependent if you are a foreigner or a local. The good: Displayed pieces of local Cebu history. Old Spanish Architecture The bad: Nothing else to see after that. Mostly pictures with captions rather than dioramas or objects on display.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It used to be the city's penitentiary. Now, it's Cebu City's gem of a museum. It details a whole lot of history, dating from the country's discovery in 1521, to various conflicts/wars between our ancestors and foreign colonizers. World War II has its own section, as do the Commonwealth, the Philippine Republic, and up to the present. Many artifacts on... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We drove by this one day and decided had to go visit. So glad we did. So informative, Danny Boy was our tour guide and he was so entertaining and informative. I really enjoyed everything they have there but some parts are still closed or restricted because of the earthquake last year.

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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
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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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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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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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