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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
0831/23-398
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Surprisingly good.

Wandered in with not a great expectation but the first room showed a quality display of interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JBG1
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Leicester
via mobile
Recent Cretan history

The museum is located in the Old Town, near the Archaeological museum. The exhibition shows life on... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Branka O
,
Nis, Serbia
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  • Average9%
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30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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0831/23-398
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandered in with not a great expectation but the first room showed a quality display of interesting material including 2nd world war memorabilia depicting Cretian refusal to give into the German occupation. Different rooms displaying arts and crafts from Crete including mock up trades shops...More

1  Thank JBG1
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The museum is located in the Old Town, near the Archaeological museum. The exhibition shows life on Crete in the past couple of centuries. One can see items from the time Crete fought against the Ottoman Empire, some guns and flags and also what tools...More

Thank Branka O
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Perfect size museum for a quick drop in, but a good exhibition. There were small collections from ancient Greece and the Minoans, through to more modern times, well displayed.

Thank CatN100
Reviewed 17 July 2017

What great information on pottery bakers and the making of local traditional textiles and patterns, a tribute to living with nature on a daily basis. The museum is situated in a lovely old building in great condition, a nice inner garden, great atmosphere.

Thank seolram
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a little gem located in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno. Worth visiting for a quick overview of old traditional equipment of the agricultural period in Crete. Nice Venetian garden too. For us, it was an extra cultural desert after...More

Thank Atairiastos
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Well worth visiting for an insight into life in the recent past in Rethymno. The are has some of the best restaurants in the town.

Thank Rosalind112015
Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you are saturated with all the archaeological museums in the country and still have the energy for yet another museum, this is a good choice! This museum is a non profit private foundation, you can learn about the daily life of old Crete and...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's a rather small museum but has a lot of interesting items on display which give you a good insight on how life used to be on Crete. A lot of embroideries and craft supplies on the first floor, and information on professions such as...More

1  Thank WillemvZ
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Interesting and varied artefacts, from ploughs to photos to embroidery. A beautifully preserved room of hangings carpets and cushions all embroiled in Rethymo style.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This little museum is a tribute to the arts and crafts of a more rustic time. I really enjoyed the reconstructions of local shops - the barbers, saddles, coffee shop and coppersmiths. Upstairs, there were collections of pottery, weaving and other textile industries, including a...More

Thank Debbie M
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