Information about Museo de Oro
Museo de Oro
Located in Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro, Museo de Oro was founded in 1967 by Fr. Francisco Demetrio SJ to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Mindanao. It is the first folkloric museum in the Philippines and has three exhibit rooms that feature various works of art and other artifacts.
The three major collections in the museum are the following: The Ethnohistory of Northern Mindanao, The Ethnology of Mindanao, and the Fr. Francisco Demetrio SJ Gallery. One of the museum’s most prized artifacts is the human skeletal remains retrieved from the Huluga Caves in Cagayan de Oro. The remains date back to 377 AD, making it one of the earliest evidence of human existence in the region.
Tickets and entry
Students can enter the museum for PhP30, while adults need to pay the PhP70 entrance fee. The museum also schedules open house events when visitors can enter for free. Take note of the university’s dress code. Wearing sleeveless clothing, short skirts or shorts, or slippers are not allowed inside the university.
Best time to visit
Since the museum is an indoor attraction, you can visit it year-round. Their operating hours are Tuesday to Friday, from 8 AM to 12 NN and 1 PM to 5 PM. They are also open on Saturdays but from 8 AM to 12 NN only. The museum is closed on Mondays and Sundays.