Museo Sugbo

MJ Cuenco Ave., Cebu City, Cebu

Museo Sugbo
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Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 5:30p


  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 5:30p

Payment Options


Price Range

₱10 - ₱75

Most Recent Reviews

Anthony M.
5.0 Stars

Returned today to rediscover this Historical Cebu Museum

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

Admission Rates:
~ Residents of the Philippines :
P30 – Adults
P10 – Students , Senior Citizens , & PWDs
~ Foreigners :
P75 – Adults
P50 – Students , Senior Citizens & PWDs

Recommend is you have a spare 1/2 - 1 hour

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Anthony M.
5.0 Stars

Very historical , specially with Cebu City past
Entrance fee 105 PHP for 2
Highly recommended , with the time to read all the different mini Museums in this main museum .... which is an old prison

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars

We were toured by 2 Tourism students on their 2nd day of OJT at Museo Sugbo. It was obvious that they were really nervous while discussing so we tried to loosen them up by cracking jokes in between. Haha.

I really liked this place. It's clean and everything looks well-maintained. The galleries are housed in four buildings(Which are all fully air-conditioned) and the tour will be in chronological order.

There's a souvenir shop and a coffee shop which the names of the food are jail or crime-themed(Because this place was once the provincial jail of Cebu). And before you leave, make a wish at the wishing well.

I really admire cities who have really good museums to showcase the beauty of their culture. 128077

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Krizia Anna C.
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Enjoyed this stop because they assign you a guide so you'll learn a lot. This is not just Cebu history so some might be familiar. I also loved how the place was a former prison. This place is cool cool cool.

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