Museo it Akean
Museo it Akean
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kashlex
Baguio, Philippines154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
we just had a brief look inside because its already 5pm we got there. the personnel is kind to allow us to enter the museum..
Written April 20, 2022
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Fred Hacking
Philippines63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a very small museum that you can do fully in 30 minutes. 50 pesos per head makes it nice and cheap. Really interesting read about the history of the Philippines and more specifically Aklan. We were here during Ati Atihan festival in January so were interested in learning more about why we were partying hard in the street all day and night!

The staff are very friendly, sometimes too friendly as we were bombarded with what can only be described as over excited teens trying to impress but where actually fairly annoying. Cant get to annoyed at enthusiasm though.

Don't drag your ill girlfriend in with you!
Written January 17, 2019
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csaramir
Mandaue, Philippines738 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Collections housed in an old building near the Cathedral summarize the culture of Aklan....Fishing and farming equipment, indigenous weaves, crafts, gift shop, and Spanish ambiance are just few of the things to see inside. The place is rather small but with a large collection of items on display....and what is Kalibo without the Ati-Atihan costumes greeting the visitor....
Written December 30, 2018
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines10,062 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
This museum showcases the local history, culture and tradition of Aklan, one of the provinces on Panay Island. It is housed in a small whitewashed building in neoclassical style. I think it is a restored school building -- the "Escuelahan It Hari" ("School of the King") -- built in 1882 for the people of Kalibo and neighboring towns. The structure also served other purposes in the past (like being a garrison, a warehouse, an auditorium, etc.).

Inside you'll find collections related to the local Ati-Atihan festival in honor of the Child Jesus (Sto. Nino), local weaponry, antique jars, Chinese porcelains, memorabilia of the former "Father of Aklan" (Godofredo Ramos) and other veterans of WWII, some pina or pineapple fiber products, etc.

Well, the place is fine, but it is quite small and has a very limited collection. It gives you a short glimpse into the history and culture of the place, but not that much. Is it worth-visiting? I'll say yes, at least for first-timers or when you're around for the annual Ati-Atihan festival every third Sunday of January. Don't expect too much, though.
Written February 25, 2018
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Makating Paa
Pasig, Philippines51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Business
Went here hoping to find the code of kalantiaw...it was not here...what it has is an english translation of the supposed code. Sad.
Written March 11, 2017
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AlromChristian
Kalibo, Philippines6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Museo It Akean is indeed a credible storyteller of Aklan's history. It was founded in 1882 and was one a garrison for Japanese soldier during World War II. The Code of Kalantiao is one of the notable displays in the museum. According to some articles I've read in the Internet, it is a hoax for it has no historical record that it existed.

According to the staffs, it is a historical fact. The code is preserved in Batan, Aklan.
Written January 14, 2017
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Edith G
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
it was a small museum but you can have so much stuff to look at
the different traditions and the chair of the Pope
Written December 1, 2016
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JingReyHenderson
Metro Manila, Philippines37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Business
I went with friends and was glad we visited the museum. We were doing a documentary about our projects in Aklan and having a first hand information about its history, culture, tradition and socio-political eras was very helpful. The kids would also love the displays since they were varied. However, the curator may want to re-arrange the displays to make everything more attractive and interesting.
Written August 22, 2016
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Hig11
Berlin, Germany221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
I visited this nice museum with friends. It is great with collection of artifacts spanning the history of Aklan. I made the trip from Boracay island. The trip to Kalibu by boat then bus was not easy particularly when there is a storm if the weather is good and you in Boracay it is worth the visit.
Written June 8, 2016
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AngelDomingo
Tangalan, Philippines62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
Mueo it Akean is at the heart of Kalibo. The entrance fee is very minimal, Php5.00 for students and Php10.00 for adults. At the first floor, you will see contemporary art pieces by Akeanon artists as well as beautiful photographs - old and new. On the second floor, you will find antique like clothes, furniture, tools, and more. It is a great place where one can learn about the Akeanon culture and history. I just wish there are more pieces and space.
Written November 7, 2015
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