Information about Museo It Akean
Museo It Akean
Museo It Akean tells the story of the Aklan province, the oldest province in the country and the home of the world-famous Boracay Island. Built in 1882 by Spanish officials, the museum was intended to be a schoolhouse
for the locals and nearby towns. It was formerly called "Escuelahan It Hari" (School of the King) and used various means, such as an auditorium and warehouse.
Museo It Akean (Museum of Aklan) originated from the term "akean" meaning "the warbling of the water." It was also inspired by the nearby Aklan River, the longest river in the province.
Situated about 500 meters from Kalibo town's center, the museum is easily accessible and definitely worth a visit during a trip to the province.
Some of the prominent attractions inside the museum include the Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan festival figurines, talibong (traditional sword; Aklanons are known to be exceptional sword crafters) replicas, 12th-century jars, 18th- and 19th-century water heaters and pitchers, a bust sculpture of Dr. Jose Rizal in 1943, and mementos of Godofredo P. Ramos who is commonly known as "the father of Aklan."
Best time to visit
It's best to visit the Museo It Akean during the dry months of December to May, so you can easily visit other nearby attractions as well. The museum is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays.