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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
0831/23-398
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Rethymnon
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 28, 2014
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was a little hard to find - but my map reading isnt good!!! Found it in the road behind the mosque . Admission fee very little .Very interesting little museum . Upstairs is a room split into sections depicting shops eg -cobbler, barber`s

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UK
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Spent a very pleasant hour in this peaceful and very interesting venue, full of objects from the Cretan rural past. Some artifacts are highly wrought [lace, hangings, chests, gloves, jewellery etc], others reveal more domestic tasks, though these are no less interesting. Photos and information bring the displays to life, by and large. It's a fine antidote to the modern... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Again a fascinating insight to how the Cretan people lived for many centuries. Their struggle for survival, resilience to occupation and right up to the modern day. This museum can be found in the heart of the old town.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The collection of folk art and crafts is much better than that in Chania but there was scarcely anyone else about. Interesting coverage of wartime events in the area too.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Although this is quite a small museum the artifacts on display cover a wide range of interests including textiles, pottery, farming equipment, musical instruments and an interesting and comprehensive display of the historical development of Crete. For the four euro entrance fee it was good value for money.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Excellent display of weapons, pottery making, clothing and lace making and a pretty and cool courtyard of a Venetian town house.

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 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.

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 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.

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