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“A snapshot of life in Old Rethymno”

Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon
Ranked #22 of 78 things to do in Rethymnon
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Ticknall, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A snapshot of life in Old Rethymno”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

This museum is housed in an old Venetian house, seventeenth century, I think, and that itself is interesting. There are lots of textiles, embroidered, woven and lace which are very beautiful. There are also mock ups of traditional craftsmen's workshops.
In addition, there re the usual sorts of coins and artefacts that you would expect to find in a small local museum - coins, tools and lots of photographs.

It is also air conditioned and blessedly cool!

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A lovely little museum”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Always worth a visit, though its opening hours over the last couple of weeks have been a little erratic, due, I understand, to a couple of strikes.

I particularly love the display of typical Cretan businesses, now accessed from the main museum, instead of having to know to go around the back of the building.

Visited September 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderfully interesting”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

If you are interetsed in the quirky, historic part of Crete then this museum is for you. Loads of artefacts, fantastic stories, Crete is wonderful.

Also, go and see the famous baklava maker next door. You will definitely not want to miss buying authentic cakes from him. They are incredible.

Visited August 2013
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Somerset
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Insight into Cretan life!”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Love the building and courtyard garden.Good value at 4 euros. Loved sense it was put together by citizens not the Government. The textile work is sensational.
Shame it is not well attended - needs some workshops/kids activities/ demonstrations of crafts to encourage the rowds.

Visited August 2013
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Munich, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“nice to learn more about Cretan history”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

nice little museum, downtown Rethymno. You definitely learn about historical work in and around Rethymno. Good for 45 - 60 mins

Visited August 2013
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