To discover the fascinating and colorful history of the province of Bicol, the University of Nueva Caceres Museum holds an astoundingly diverse selection of relics and exhibits that proudly depicts the province's past. It is the ideal place for indulging in one's search for Bicolano culture.
University of Nueva Caceres Museum was a pet project of Don Jaime Hernandez, founder of the University of Nueva Caceres. It was opened on October 1, 1952, the second educational institution in the country to put up a museum, with the primary goal of collecting objects of interests in the arts and sciences. Now, it contains archaeological, ethnographical, historical, and ecclesiastical collections relating to the Bicol Region.
The museum is composed of a gallery and an archival library. It is divided into four sections: the Central Gallery, Filipiniana, Archival Library, and the Founder's Memorabilia.
The Central Gallery contains pictorial evolution of the Nueva Caceres from a college into a university.
The Filipiniana houses items and artifacts about the Philippine history under four periods: Ancient Philippines, Spanish Period, American Period, and the Free Philippines Period.
The Archival Library has valuable research materials like Bicolandia's past history, culture, and writings.
In the Founder's Memorabilia section is a collection of items focusing on his achievements, created to give honor to his outstanding leadership and service.
The Museum is located inside the University of Nueva Caceres campus at Igualdad, Naga City in the province of Camarines Sur.
How to get there
The province of Camarines Sur can be reached by plane within 45 minutes. Flights are serviced by the Air Philippines (Pal Express), Zest Air and Cebu Pacific from Manila to Naga City Airport (the capital of the province). Riding a plane is the quickest way to go to the province.
Aircon and non-aircon buses like PhilTranco, Isarog Bus Co. and Peñafrancia Bus Lines ply daily routes through Quirino Highway from Manila to Naga.
Going around the city of Naga
You can roam around Naga City just by foot. Tricycles and jeepneys are the main transportation and taxis are also available. Trisikad, padyak or manpowered tricycles are also available in areas not included in jeepneys and tricycles routes. Buses, vans and jeepneys travel to the connecting towns of Camarines Sur.
Where to stay
• Fish Cove Garden Hotel - 154 Abella Street, Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
• Moraville Motorlodge - Mabolo Drive, Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
• UR Inn Apartelle - Zone 3 San Vicente, Canaman, Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
• White Dahlia Apartelle - Mayon Avenue corner Caimito Street, Dayangyang, Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
• Naga Regent Hotel - Elias Angeles St., Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
• Naga Land Hotel - Elias Angeles Street, Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol
• The Avenue Plaza Hotel - Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City - Camarines Sur, Bicol