Casa Gorordo was initially the home of the first Filipino Bishop of Cebu, Juan Gorordo (1910-32). Now restored, this museum serves as a display of a typical Filipino home of the 19th century. It is built of bituka tabliya (coral stone blocks) and roofed with tile. It has all the typical features of a bahay na bato (balay nga bato): wooden upper story, ventanillas, sliding capiz windows, etc.
The second story is furnished with antique furniture and has a collection of costumes, books and memorabilia from the past. Worth noting is the master’s bedroom which displays a collection of sayas. A room in the residence was outfitted to become a chapel, which displays a pasyon manuscript in Cebuano. Another item in the house collection is an antique nativity set. The garden has been landscaped and a new service building, inspired by 19th century architecture, has been built beside Casa Gorordo.
It showcases the religious relics, paintings, antique furniture and other household items. The museum also displays modern-day art exhibits, ceramics, pottery and other cultural activities. Also found here are small and life-size statues of saints and other figurines.