My brother and I visited the Cebu Provincial Museum (also called as 'Museo Sugbo'). We are both lovers of history.We always wanted to visit some place with historical value. This is the second summer that we were able to visit museums around the City together since my brother only goes home to Cebu every summer.
Museo Sugbo is a great place to visit especially if you want to go somewhere cool and educational. The museum is also a great place to witness the glorious past of Cebu by its various collections of rare artifacts and antiques which are part of the Cebu's grandeur. I believe the place is also great for different kinds of photoshoots. I can only assure you one thing if you'll visit the place: it is surely worthwhile.
Here's a brief information about the museum:
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This is me trying to do an "outfit pose" lol. I'll post my outfit shots soon. I'll just have a seperate post about it since I don't wanna hassle you with such a long post. History muna peg natin ngayon,k? ehehe. Now I just realized, the place would be really great for wedding receptions and such. I want my wedding reception to take place in Museo Sugbo!haha
The whole museum is actually divided into four galleries (two permanent and two special galleries) with different artifacts based on the time they were found or their categories. There are too many items I found and I can't possibly take photos of them all so here's just a few.
Those are just some of the photos we took during our visit. Like what I said above I can't possibly take all photos of the items in the museum and I can't possibly post all the photos I took here. So, well if you want to see more I guess you should go visit the place :)
The whole museum closes at 5:30pm, some rooms close at 5 so we really did took our time efficiently to visit all the rooms in the museum and check out everything.
Right before we leave, we made a wish in a wishing well at the back portion of the museum.
Yes, the museum had a wishing well and a wishing instruction is posted on it.
Btw, the museum also had their own gift shop and coffee shop. (the one above) They said its underground used to be a prison during the Japanese Era.
Nevertheless the entire visit was great and I feel so grateful to be able to visit the place. Visiting the museum made me a more proud Filipina living in Cebu. :)))
Now here's a How-To-Get-There instructions by Ms.Cille Anne of the blog Penfires!
just in case you're living around Cebu and you wanted to visit the museum as well.(kasi hindi tlga ako expert sa mga sasakyan!lol)
Museo Sugbo is located in M.J. Cuenco Avenue in the old Spanish-era area of Cebu named Tejero.
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- From Maguikay, Mandaue Coliseum, or Mabolo area, take a 21D jeepney. It passes by the front of Museo Sugbo. Fare from Maguikay is P10 per person, from Mabolo P8.
- If you are in SM area, ride 01K and tell driver that you will get off in the corner of T.Padilla and M.J. Cuenco. Note though that you will have to walk 2 blocks to reach Museo Sugbo.
- If you are coming from Colon, take 01K, it also passes by the Museum on the jeepneys’ way to SM and Cebu North Bus terminal. So therefore if you are on a DIY Cebu City Tour and you are already in the Cebu Heritage Monument area in Colon or Parian District and you want to check out the galleries of the Museo Sugbo, you can ride 01k. 01k passes by the Colon Obelisk.
- When the 01k jeeps reach the end of Colon Street ( you’ll know because you will see the Obelisk), it will right turn all the way to Cebu Cathedral and then will left turn on the side of Patria Building until it reaches M.J. Cuenco Ave. When your ride reaches the corner, it will take another left turn, you will then be already cruising through M.J. Cuenco Avenue. A few minutes after, you’ll be by the side of the Cebu Provincial Museum.
How I Get There:
- We rode in a jeepney with the signage 12D going to Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.
- We cross the street going to Patria Bldg.
- We commute in a jeepney going to Mandaue with the signage 21A
- I just told the driver to stop by the Cebu Museum.
- You'll know you're there once you see the museum.
Students: P10 (Filipinos), P50 (Foriegners), P50 (Balikbayans)
Senior Citizens: P10