Cathedral Museum of Cebu
Cathedral Museum of Cebu
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cheri0504
Manila, Philippines37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
For a Php 50 entrance fee, no discounts for students or minor, the museum is not worth it to go to.
Small and a few collections of antiques. Event the museum guide person doesn't know anything much. We were asking a few basic question and he only answers, "he is just an OJT" and doesn't know anything much. If your museum has fees, you better have at least a good guide person to explain things.
No photos allowed so we don't have photos inside. But we have on garden area only.
Written March 30, 2018
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Alastair M
London, UK107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Pllease note that the TripAdvisor map is wrong in its location of this place - it is in fact just across the street from the Metropolitan Cathedral, not several blocks away to the southwest.

The place is only really of interest if you like church history - there are some very interesting relics and pieces of church furniture. There were things there I've never seen before - copper-sheathed wooden furniture; a priest's sedan chair, and much more. Our guide was very well-informed. The structure of the house itself- coral brick and wood - is very interesting too. In the garden, quietly disintegrating, is the car which Pope John Paul II used when he visited the Philippines.

Sadly the house is not in a good state of repair - the floors are alarmingly thin in places and the whole place needs a lot of money to keep it in working order.

Well worth a visit.
Written December 27, 2015
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Vic Mayor
Baguio, Philippines1,736 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Outside the Cathedral is an Old House which is the Cathedral Museum of Cebu. I really enjoyed this Museum as it contained Antique Santos. It also has a Garden where you can see Church Bells plus a Mercedez Benz which was used bu Pope John Paul
Written August 3, 2015
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Roni L
Silay City, Philippines11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
I went to this museum last June and was able to take pictures. The guide inside the museum was really informative and gave me a description of all the artifacts inside she also took my pictures as I travelled alone. But just last week I came back with my brother and bestfriend and we were told that taking pictures is now forbidden. The guide was still very accomodating but picture taking is now a no-no in this museum.
Written September 16, 2014
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
It is located along Manalili cor. P. Gomez St. Cebu City, Cebu. From the Catheral Metropolitan church it is about 100 meters. this building has been around since the 19th century. The building is made of hard wood. Very old and rustic.

The museum is a collection of artifacts related to the history of the Catholic Church in Cebu, including period furnishings, documents and photographs, memorabilia, and religious artifacts such as the cathedral’s old altar.

On the left of the lobby is the chapel, which contains the Carmen collection consisting of a tabernacle, gradas, and silver-coated wooden altar panels.

On the 1st floor are the galleries. There are many galleries showing different items. The beauty of the this building is its architecture. You can even see Chinese artifacts. Very historical.

it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. there is an admission fee of 100P. Locals pay a lower rate.
Written August 27, 2014
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JapKoreanThai
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Solo
Worth a visit to see hows the church in Philipines. Classic church feel. You can see people doing prayers inside so be considerable. Not much touts as its a more local church place rather than a travellers attractions.
Written February 9, 2013
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cbrain
Los Angeles21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
The best part about the Cathedral Museum is its architecture, with its capiz-shell windows, and huge planks of wooden floors. It's right next door to the Cathedral itself, and both structures aren't that far from many other historic sites in Old Cebu: Santo Nino Basilica (which by the way has a charming small museum); Fort San Pedro, Yap-Sandiego House, Old Jesuit House, and Museo Sugbo. Definitely worth a visit.
Written December 19, 2012
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aimeetrinidad
Baguio, Philippines47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The Php50 entrance fee was okay. However, the creey experience we had on the 2nd floor of the museum was really unforgettable. all the pictures we had taken upstairs was not captured. We lost the remote control of our tripod despite my husband holding it before he sets up the tripod to capture our pics together. After several hours despite us looking for the said remote within the area - nowhere to be found. My husband found it on his pocket on our way back to the hotel after 5hrs. When we checked all our pics on the 2nd floor of the museum, it all turned out black.
Written February 6, 2019
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
The museum building is a fine example of a bahay-na-bato. The museum columns, dating to the mid-18th century, are hardwood trunks that support wide hardwood flooring planks in the second storey. The 2nd story has wooden walls and windows made of wood and Capiz shells. The upper story features two galleries featuring the growth of the Catholicism in Cebu, and the next gallery features exhibits, memorabilia and photographs related to Cardinal Ricardo Vidal. A third gallery shows off Spanish Colonial period Santos - the collection must be one of the best you can see in Cebu, outside of seeking out a few dealers. There is also a nice exterior garden courtyard that is worth strolling about, peaceful and green.
Written March 16, 2018
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines9,649 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
This is a small museum located right across the Metropolitan Cathedral of Cebu, in an old 19th century house. Inside you'll find mostly church paraphernalia, such as liturgical vestments, religious images, chalices, tabernacles, altar panels, etc. Some of the items on display need cleaning. Labels describing them should also be updated. There are plans to build a patio, a garden and a coffee shop. I hope this would push through to make the place more appealing to visitors.
Written February 24, 2018
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