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Folklore Museum of Chania

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Address: 46B Halidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 2821 090816
09:00 - 18:00
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A cultural treat

This is a small museum which is worth searching for. It is in a typical building and is set out very well to demonstrate the Greek way of life. The person who runs it also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dorking, United Kingdom
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum which is worth searching for. It is in a typical building and is set out very well to demonstrate the Greek way of life. The person who runs it also produces the most wonderful craft work. Not a place for anyone with mobility problems though.

Thank margaretcooksey
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiny museum but worth the price of admission even if only to see the hand made (sewing machine) embroidered works of art made by the woman who runs the museum. Colorful, intricate depictions of local life made real by the artist's talent.

Thank DEcho5
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256 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Worth to visit for a quick look. This is a tiny place, possible to visit in 15 minutes. Adults pay 2 EUR and children are free. For kinds, 5-15 years, this is a nice place to see pre-historic (=before Internet) stuff, how people really made with hands and simple machines food, clothing, etc. Lot of clothing and rural stuff on... More 

Thank jusaja
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small house is full of fascinating and illuminating objects, textiles, clothing, icons, tools, kitchen objects--each of the six or eight rooms is full of things that bring traditional life into focus. The proprietors do intricate embroidery on site, which you can buy if they appeal to you. It's more than worth an hour of your time.

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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It was hard to find this place and we walked passed it several times. We were expecting folklore exhibits when we went there but it was more a museum of Crete in the 20's or so. There were collections of old tools and every day domestic items aswell as some WW2 items. It was nice to get away from the... More 

Thank Chris D
London, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Charming & quirky remodelling of old home in Chania, showing how life was for past dwellers there. Some of the displays are a bit twee, but the owners/operators are good souls

Thank Kevin J
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went in expecting a little more from this museum, which ended up being a small house with hand made exhibits. The exhibits were crammed into small rooms and the signs describing them had no translations so we didn't get much from it. I want to appreciate it but if I'm being honest, I would avoid this... More 

Thank Jesse F
Whitley, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is a small museum that is easy to pass unnoticed and that would be a shame as it is a personal look at a traditional Greek house, crafts and artefacts. The woman who took our small entry fee of a few Euros is also an exceptionally skilled machine embroiderer. Her works of art are from her imagination and depict... More 

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Dyffryn Ardudwy
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Rather like walking through someone's house, it's fusty and riveting at the same time. Forgotten crafts like silk weaving and embroidery and farming methods, feature.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This folklore museum is itself a work of folklore and a labor of love. Sometimes witty and always delightful tableaus of daily life thoughtfully presented by two women who lived it.

Thank jmcdan2016

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