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Folklore Museum of Chania

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Address: 46B Halidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece
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+30 2821 090816
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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Fascinating place crammed with things from a vanishing past

Easy to miss, since it is down an alley leading to the Catholic church, the Folklore Museum is housed in an old house and presents rooms filled with all kinds of things... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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
los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Our family of 5 walked through this small museum. Miniature, "stuffed' people wearing traditional clothing and depicting traditional crafts. No air-conditioning.

Thank hbkim62
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This museum was a special insight into a traditional and often unseen rural Greece. The experience was led by the warm and insightful memories and stories of the owner. We felt very privileged to hear about her childhood memories of growing up in rural Greece. Recommend taking a trip to look at the beautiful folk art and instruments of traditional... More 

Thank Emsa03
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite museum in Chania. Highly personal and enchanting. You arrive to the sound of a waterfall running down the staircase accompanied by the sound of an elderly woman creating fantastic naive embroideries of Cretan life on her sewing machine. ❤️

Thank Thalia T
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The folk museum was a very pleasant surprise. Situated in a very commercial strip of a very touristy side of town, its content surpassed my expectations. The artefacts cover an extensive area of interests, from artistic folk costumes and carpets, to day to day objects in a countryside home and kitchen. The lady custodian was ready to explain and answer... More 

Thank AnkaSyd2015
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Easy to miss, since it is down an alley leading to the Catholic church, the Folklore Museum is housed in an old house and presents rooms filled with all kinds of things (embroidery, linens, kitchenware, etc.) The lovely lady is one of the few left who practices the fine art of embroidered paintings.

Thank Panajody
Peyia, Cyprus
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lovely embroidery work. Interesting displays. Worth calling in for a look around. If you ask questions the staff are happy to answer.

Thank Trudy M
Chester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Wife and I both enjoyed this, gives an insight to 'old Crete' before tourism and modern life. Craftsmanship is on display on many levels. Takes no more than an hour.

Thank IanMinshall
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

interesting collection of antiques and textiles, a rabbit warren of rooms to browse. take your time, there is a lot to see

Thank treemillie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I popped in for a visit while my husband took a nap after lunch. It was a sweet Museum and worth a short visit but my husband wouldn't have been interested at all. The woman in charge however is Very Talented and her needlepoint artwork is beautiful.

Thank satellitesue1

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