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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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09:00 - 18:00
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Must go to show support to dying art.

I agree with a previous reviewer that this Museum is a bit sad because many of the traditional activities are dying. Having said that the €2 entry fee helps support the museum and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I agree with a previous reviewer that this Museum is a bit sad because many of the traditional activities are dying. Having said that the €2 entry fee helps support the museum and allow some of the old crafts to survive. Yes the exhibits could be better but the both the Old and new embroidery & craft work displayed is... More 

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Armonk, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Specialized exhibits and focus gives an idea of peasant life. Children on tour in this small place brought it alive.

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Woodstock, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Located across the street from St. Mary's Cathedral on the main street. You must pass through arch to the Catholic church across the street. You then see a staircase on the left leading up to the museum entrance. I loved this museum and it was full of reminders of what life was like in the small villages and countryside of... More 

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Thank KathyNH
Accra, Ghana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Interesting but a bit sad. More effort with the displays (and less focus on sewing machine embroidery) would lead to a more interesting and informative facility.

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horebeke belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

very good. this is a must if you visit chania. nice and intresting. we already visited this museum 2 times...........

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Thank gavalo
Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This quaint little museum is worth a visit to see the antique embroidery collection they have. It was also very exciting to see new embroidered pieces being made there.

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Radstock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Not really my type of museum. It was one of those where they seemed to have stuffed in as much as was humanly possible rather than being selective. It did give a flavour of traditional crafts and old ways of living but of limited interest to me.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

It's very easy to walk past the spot where this little gem is and miss it, but we enjoyed this quirky museum. It's quite small, and only takes 30 minutes to enjoy, but only cost 2€. There are 6 small rooms, each dedicated to a part of past cretan life. For example agriculture, and weaving. The owner also stitches some... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This really isn't a museum as such, but has a charm and appeal that is quite unique. Some quite elaborate papier-mâché creations set a scene for rural life. Definitely worth a look, and fondly remembered - we were divided as to how to rate it!!

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

It is tiny and easy to miss. Don't miss it, because it is a wonderful "slice of life". The ladies there were doing their needlepoint or crocheting, or whatever it's called. The museum consists of various rooms of bygone years, a kitchen, a workshop, and a bedroom, etc. Delightful and quick.

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