Museo Sugbo

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Marty
Cebu City, Philippines380 contributions
Interesting Museum
May 2019 • Solo
Museo Sugbo ... is the Cebu Provincial Museum , located in the former Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center ( Prison )

This Cebu City Historical Museum , is found over a kilometre up the same road , from Plaza Independencia

The historical prison , now museum was built from coral stone ... some of this stone is from a demolished church , in the late 1870

A few of this museums collection are :-
• The Pre-Colonial Gallery
• The Spanish Colonial Gallery
• The Katipunan Revolution and the American Colonial Gallery
• The War Memorial Gallery
• The Museum of Philippine Political History

The Prison housed not only criminals in its 135 year history - from 1870 to 2004.
* During the revolution many of the Katipuneros ( revolutionist against Spanish Rule ) were incarcerated here without trial & many of them were eventually executed in nearby Carreta cemetery
* During the Japanese occupation WW2 , guerrillas were imprisoned here , after enduring torture under the hands of the Kempeitai ( the Japanese secret police )
* After the war , many of the collaborators in Cebu were also imprisoned here
Written March 7, 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,682 contributions
Was successful on our second attempt!
Mar. 2020 • Solo
On a Monday, I had a difficult time looking for transport from Fort San Pedro to this place.

On my second attempt, I found it to be open and got excited when I learned that entrance fee is FREE!

One room shows items related to various presidents of the. Philippines. Another one shows the history of Philippine Independence while another room shows relics of the past.

Recommended to visit this FREE Museum!
Written March 3, 2020
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Bea P
Stockton, CA21 contributions
Cute Free Museum
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Cute free museum with multiple different exhibits ranging between the history of Cebuano press, the Japanese occupation, and city planning. Not necessarily a must-see, but definitely a nice respite from the searing heat if walking from Fort San Pedro to Casa Gorordo.
Written February 5, 2020
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Lawland L
21 contributions
The Curator gave me a personal tour
Nov. 2019
Great story about Cebu. I started my trip with the visit and it gave me inspiration and a history that is meaningful and deep. So much richness and details from prehistoric times and to present
Written November 25, 2019
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Bob Ouano
15 contributions
Okay but could be better
Jul. 2019 • Family
Unlike Casa Gorordo which is privately run, this museum is government run (Province I think) and you can definitely tell the difference. Our tour guide was a student (Tourism I think{?} I forgot now), she had some knowledge of her subject matters and her grammar was quite faulty but made up for all of it with her attitude, smile, and very pleasant disposition. There were two sections of some five presentations, that had airconditioning and the rest you sweat like everybody else. The place is very accessible, and can be, maybe, enjoyable.
Written July 17, 2019
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Kleinberg Fletc... T
Cebu City, Philippines122 contributions
Learn a lot of stuff about the past, and on the same time, you're having fun!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Enrich your mind with knowledge about the past while having fun at the same time here in Museo Sugbo. Here you can learn lots of insights about how our forebears lived before, during, and after the Spanish Era. Read some letters written by Legazpi himself to the King of Spain (that's if you can understand Castilian, hehe), see an actual bomb used by the Americans during World War 2 (its really huge), and a lot more!

There are just lots of things you can grasp here in Museo Sugbo. The museum has several galleries that features the entire era of Cebuano history, from the Precolonial up to the Japanese Occupation.

There are also new galleries that were later added which are also very interesting to visit. The “Rice Gods and Saints” is a gallery that features a collection of anitos and pots in Ifugao. There is also a gallery for the National Historical Commission that elaborates the evolution of the “bayan” a local political entity during the precolonial era to the modern cities we have today.

Each galleries are air-conditioned, with a free guided tour for your convenience. The entrance fee is only P75.00 but locals do get a much cheaper discounted price. A souvenir shop and a cafe is also available though it isn't open all the time.
Written June 21, 2019
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Vic Raymund
Cebu City, Philippines299 contributions
Historical Place formerly a Prison Place!
Mar. 2019 • Friends
This is used to be a Prison Cell & converted into a Museum. They also accepts for Functions & Party.
Written May 22, 2019
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Andrew Scott G
Carberry, Canada10 contributions
Great history
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Take the tour, the guides are great at showing you around and explaining things. Lots of great artifacts and displays.
Written May 17, 2019
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Felixberto E
Coventry, CT328 contributions
Historical!
Feb. 2019 • Couples
The tour guide was very helpful with the historical display and artifacts, we got to learn more about own ethnic origins! Very interesting displays, very good museum guides.
Written March 24, 2019
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Edwin R
San Francisco, CA2,798 contributions
Great history education of Cebu and the Philippine Islands
Feb. 2019 • Couples
This museum is not that big, but it packs a lot of history. My favorite was during The World War II. I didn't know that the Filipinos had briefly used Japanese currency. Their new "Rice of Gods" room was amazing. Our tour guide mentioned a private donor from a Filipino philanthropist, donated everything in the room to share the history of Cebu. We were also educated that Museo Gugbo was originally a prison. There were still marks of prisoners name and other carvings during that era. One highlight that was also a favorite of mine was the walk of fame wall where all the past Presidents of the Philippines were hung in portrait paintings. Next to their portraits shares a brief history of their life and accomplishments during their time in office.

I highly recommend if you have time during your visit to Cebu City, pay a visit here. You will learn a great deal about Philippine history and the native tribes of Cebu.

Cheers!
Written March 10, 2019
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