Cathedral Museum of Cebu
Cathedral Museum of Cebu
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Brubbert Conrad C
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
As you go inside the Archdiocesan Museum, you will see a lot of religious figurines and artifacts not just about God but also about saints in the Philippines and outside the country. I find the museum interesting, and the circulation in this place is very accessable as you can find all of these at one area.
Written 17 May 2023
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Nicole D
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu has a lot of religious heritage that you can see from clothes to paintings.
Written 17 May 2023
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Henry Joseph M
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The immersion and accessibility of the museum is a plus for tourists and who wants to enjoy the past. Even though it is missing the vibes that we usually get from museums (this is probably of the fact that it is still unfinished), It is worth visiting this place. For fellow students, it is an adequate experience to learn about the relics and artifacts of the church.
Written 17 May 2023
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,299 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Better known as the Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu, this place puts on display precious collections of liturgical vestments, vessels, books, religious paintings, and other items that provide you with a glimpse into the rich Christian heritage of Cebu. The structure itself is historical, with foundations dating back to the prehispanic period up to the post-WWII time. It was probably built in the mid-1800's and was originally the nearby cathedral's rectory. It was converted into a museum only in the mid-1990's and was opened to the public in 2006. On the ground floor you'll find the reception area, a chapel of relics, an exhibit room, and the "Knight Leo and Dame Norma Lim Liu Hall", while on the second floor you'll find most of the museum's historical and religious collections.
Written 13 February 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,537 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
This museum is housed in a big ancestral house located next to the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

One section of this museum is dedicated to the personal collections of relics of a Filipino Cardinal (Ground Floor) while personal stuffs of another Filpino Cardinal are on display t the second floor.

This museum is still work in progress. Hope they hire a professional Curator to adequately exhibit their collections.
Written 2 March 2020
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aimeetrinidad
Baguio, Philippines46 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 6 February 2019
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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 30 March 2018
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John T
Cebu City, Philippines1,068 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 16 March 2018
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines6,299 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 24 February 2018
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Tony C
Puerto Princesa, Philippines34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Never expected good experience at cebu museum, but seeing the place gave a glimpse of Cebu's history and rich culture.
Written 7 November 2017
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