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Crisologo Museum, A. Reyes Street, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Opening hours
Monday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Tuesday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Wednesday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Thursday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Friday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Saturday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Sunday: 8:30 – 11:30 AM, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
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497 m
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Crisologo Museum

The sign at Crisologo Museum's entrance

Crisologo Museum, located in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, is an ancestral house turned into a museum by the Crisologos, who happens to be one of Vigan’s most prominent political family figures. This museum in the Philippines is a few walks away from the Vigan Cathedral.

It is famous not only because of the family name attached to it but with its wide range of memorabilia as it also houses historical and political remains of what shaped the Ilocos province and the whole Philippines.

Floro S. Crisologo was one of the popular congressmen and was the head of the Crisologo family who ruled in Vigan in the 1970s. The surname grew popularity and love from the residents of the North as he authored some laws that created the University of Northern Philippines. He is also the one who is behind the establishment of the Social Security System that helped thousands of Filipinos today.

When he was at the St. Paul’s Cathedral one Sunday, Floro was shot in the head by an unidentified gunman that even until today no one can name of. He was survived by his children and wife, Carmeling Crisologo.  The remaining Crisologos stated that they will not seek revenge but would like to honor the patriarch by turning the ancestral house into a museum that we see today.

Crisologo Museum is located at A. Reyes Street, Vigan, Ilocos Sur. The easiest way to get to the attraction is by a guided Vigan tour or by riding a jeepney going to Silang Street. Ask the driver to drop you off at Calle Crisologo. From there, it is a 2- 3 minute walk to the museum.

Best time to visit

This Vigan tourist spot is open daily. Crisologo Museum has 2 visiting sessions: morning session from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and afternoon session from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

Frequently asked questions

What can you see and do inside Crisologo Museum?

As you step inside the museum, you will eventually travel back in time as you can find special keepsakes and memorabilia of the prominent family from the past years. You can see pieces of furniture, family portraits, and many more as you walk through the 2-floor museum. You can even see the old Chevy that was used by Carmeling when she survived a surprising ambush in the 1960s.

Is photography allowed inside the premises of Crisologo Museum?

Feel free to take photos inside as they allow it while you learn the hidden story behind the displays told by the museum guide.

Is there an entrance fee in Crisologo Museum?

The museum doesn’t charge an entrance fee but they would appreciate if you donate any amount for maintenance purposes.

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