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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 #6 of 28 attractions in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jan 4, 2014
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Lovely small local museum. Well worth vsiting and supporting. The museum is also near a street of lovely restaurants.

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