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“Nice museum near Colon area.”
Review of Museo Sugbo

Museo Sugbo
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US$77.50*
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Twin Cebu - Mactan City Day Tour
Ranked #6 of 85 things to do in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Located on m.j cuenco ave., if coming from the colon area, it'll be on the right side.

There is a street right before you see the front entrance to the museum (again coming from colon), make the turn and you'll see a gate to the left. Honk your horn if its closed and security will open the gates to lead you towards the parking area. Parking appeared to be limited maybe good for 5-6 vehicles. I'm not sure if they have other areas to park as there seem to be a narrow alley, ahead of the pebbled parking area, that possibly can accomodate one more vehicle. Parking is free.

We went about 3:00 pm-ish and there weren't many people there. You make your way towards the front of the museum to pay the entrance fee (locals paid 30 pesos and I believe it was 75 pesos for foreigners. They also have discounts for senior citizens and students). So you go pass the gazebo structure from the parking lot, then cross the courtyard towards a fountain. Someone at a small desk will point you in the direction to where you make the payment then politely ask you to sign a guest book. Then you make your way around. You may opt for a guide (which we were told was free of charge) but we decided to explore the museum ourselves. There will be 4 areas where there is air conditioning, and ends after the world war 2 exhibit. There are interesting excerpts from history as well as artifacts. I particularly found the world war 2 area most interesting, though I wish there were more artifacts and maybe some interactive activites that can really immerse someone during that time in history. After leaving the world war 2 exhibit you head down a steep stairway, if you are tall be careful of the overhead. I consider myself short and even then I felt as if I was gonna bump my head. So be careful. The courtyard was spacious. There are a couple more exhibits around the courtyard that include maps and blue prints of various structures, cities and different islands in the Philippines.

As previously stated, wish there were more artifacts to see and maybe an activity or two. However, what was displayed was informative and left me wanting to learn more about the Philippines and Cebu's history. Thank you for having a musem such as this to introduce us to Cebu's history. (tip: they allow you take pictures, but with no flash)

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank pogicha
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"nice museum"
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"japanese occupation"
in 7 reviews
"pre colonial"
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"danny boy"
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"tour guide"
in 14 reviews
"political history"
in 4 reviews
"different periods"
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"world war"
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"national archives"
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"different eras"
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"you'll love this place"
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"museum shop"
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"pre spanish"
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"free tour"
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"coral stone"
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"separate rooms"
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"visited this museum"
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The museum used to be a prison. Considering the minimal entrance fee, a trip to this museum was a treat! Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable Tourism students served as our guides. A well-stocked museum shop would be a welcome improvement.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ancoylopez
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I still love this place as a historical and relaxation park. You get to see history of Cebu as it unfolds with all the Spanish documents and pictures. Love Cebu indeed.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Travis D
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

When I was a younger. My idea to this place is like a prison cell. The entrance is like your getting inside of a large cell due to having barbed wires. Yet this place is having a lot of items in our history.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jude Matthew E
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Not big and the most visitors are finish after a little bit over one hour. But the most get latest in the area of the ww2 very impressed. To see Emergencie Money witch was not allowed to under the japanes invaders (death penalty). Or weapons used in the ww2 and many other things

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dirk W
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