Cebu museums in both public and private institutions hold most treasures of the past, including those that goes back before 'civilization' of the country dawned in its history.
Most of these treasures can be availed by the public or students in the universities' museums.
Other treasures, especially those related with political and social figures of the country, are mostly housed in government-owned facilities or by private sectors.
Aznar Museum of South Western University. It houses a collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts mostly unearthed from a whole village in Camotes island, Cebu. The Filipiniana Library and Research Center holds a collection of vintage books, ethnographic materials, rare postcards, etc.
Address:Urgello St., Cebu City
Telefax No. 2536500
Contact Person: Dr. Lydia Alfonso
Casa Gorordo Museum.This was the residence of the first Catholic bishop of Cebu. It offers a short history of Filipino lifestyle between 1860 and 1920. It also displays to the public an array of relics of the 18th century and collections of prints & paintings.
Address: 35 Lopez Jaena St., Cebu City
Tel. No. 2555630
Fax No. 2532380
Contact Person: Feryn Canoy
Cebu Normal University Museum is one of the city's museums that exhibits permanent collections of Pre-Spanish Era, Spanish Era, the Philippine Revolution, Education Gallery, Natural History, and Art Gallery Sections that describe Cebu's progression in history.
Address: Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City
Tel. No. 2536223
Fax No. 2541130
Contact Person: Dr. Romola O. Savellon
Cebu City Museum (Rizal Museum & Library)
It showcases a collection of precious antiques donated by Cebu's affluent and rich families, and artworks of Cebuano artists/painters. It has just been newly reopened after 4 years of renovation that cost millions of pesos...
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Convent Museum. It is located across the street from the plain and modernized Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, close to the historic Parian District. It has survived all sorts of turmoils and has been utilized for various purposes.
Address: T. Burgos St., Cebu City
Tel. Nos. 2328650/ 2328509
Fort San Pedro National Museum.Most of the artifacts being displayed at this museum are from the old Spanish Galleon ship, SAN DIEGO, that sunk in the deep of Fortune Island off the Nasugbo coast, Batangas. Interesting and priceless artifacts include: Ming porcelain, coins, lockets, cannons, helmets, etc.
Address: Fort San Pedro, Cebu City
Tel. No. 2562284
Contact Person: Edrick Miaño
Guadalupe Church Museum, Cebu Museums It is located at the Guadalupe Parish Church, which is one of the big churches built in Cebu province. The parish was established on May 1, 1933. It houses and been named after the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Mexico brought by Magellan in 1521, devotees flock the church.
Address: Guadalupe, Cebu City
Tel. No. 2544593
Rizaliana Museum, Cebu Museums
This museum is located inside the University of Southern Philippines (Lahug) which holds Doctor Jose Rizal's memorabilia. The country's national hero's belongings were donated by his sister.
Address: 60 Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City
Tel. No. 2325932
Fax No. 2310178
Contact Person: Lucio Pulmones
Pres. Sergio Osmeña Memorabilia and CAP Art Gallery
St. Theresa's College Museum
Address: R. Aboitiz St., Cebu City
Tel. No. 2536337
Fax No. 2534928
Contact Person: Sis. Delia Coronel
University of San Carlos Biology Museum
University of San Carlos Museum. It preserves artifacts and specimens which are divided into four galleries: Spanish Colonial Period, Ethnographic, Archaeological, and Natural Science.