A museum is an institution that conserves artifacts and objects of cultural, artistic, and historical significance. Many of the cities in the country have a museum or two. The Queen City of the South has a number of museums showcasing the rich cultural history of Cebu. One of these museums is the Rizal Memorial Library and Museum.
Then Councilor Jose Nolasco spearheaded the efforts in the construction of the building. He was also the Project Chairperson for Cebu Carnival. He initially wanted to have a monument made as a tribute to the national hero, but Flavia Suson- Muaña convinced him to construct a building instead. The funds used for the construction of the building came from ticket sales from carnival expos and literary musicals. Funds were also contributed by the Los Tocayos de Rizal as well as the Cebuano community.
The Rizal Memorial Library and Museum showcases a collection of artifacts significant to the history of Cebu. A number of prominent Cebuano families donated the antiques, furniture, wood carvings and scriptures displayed at the museum. It also houses some paintings made by the best artists from Cebu. These paintings showcase the customs and traditions of the Cebuanos.