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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 #10 of 30 Attractions in Rethymnon
4.5 of 5 stars 50 Reviews
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of the best folk art museums in all of Greece. Very good fiber arts - especially weaving. Lovely venetian mansion setting. Museum is well located in old town - check out the authentic workshops near by - everything from ceramics to leather works, jewelry, baking...Check out opening hours before you go.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Fascinating and exhibit-packed look at life in bygone Rethymno. Downstairs is given over to exhibits on the various battles for independence and there is a small recreation of a street with shops. Make sure you go upstairs and through the door - it isn't signposted - where a much bigger exhibition space is given over to the various trades that... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

You get a good pickuper about Greek historia and pasta! This is a place to visit when you are in Rethymnon!

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we really enjoyed our visit, the building was very nice, great displays and the air conditioning was bliss. a good insight into some of the history of the island from the Ottoman times to the mid 20th century.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Somerset, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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10 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
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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