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Folklore Museum

Address: | Kastro, Mykonos Town, Greece
Phone Number: 30 22890 - 22 591
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Ranked #12 of 14 Attractions in Mykonos Town
4.0 of 5 stars 26 Reviews
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Atlanta, Georgia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
53 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Makes for a nice exterior picture - interesting building all by itself. They need to expand or adopt the motto "less is more" - way too much stuff inside to make sense of.

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RAPID CITY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Would be more interesting if better organized. Crowded with items. Best part was a view from a back window of the building over the water.

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greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Didn't have a chance to go inside of the museum, from what I saw outside it didn't seem too exciting, however, it is nice to have a quick picture moment outside of the oldest building on the island. Original architecture and shutters...not amazing but something to say you have done :)

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Halmstad
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A lot of things in this museum. Not very well organized unfortunately. Easy to miss objects because it is so full of everything. Very friendly museum guide who told us about the man who used to live here and explained the history to us.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A small, traditional,very old,two flated Mykonian House. Actually I have met a tourist group and joined them. Small but impressive.Especially the house was full of maritime items.You can see the mummy of the Petros the pelican

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Ayrshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Called into this small museum and we were shown around by Panos who gave a wonderful talk about what life was like at that time. We loved the secret pirates door and the old boats. Well worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well worth up to an hour's visit. A lot of interesting artefacts from the past of Mykonos and generally the maritime history of the Cyclades Islands. Make sure to visit the basement to see not only some well-done reconstructions of local ships, but also some remains of the original Mykonos Castle (Kastro), and to hear about the local pirate-turned-baker and... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you walk past and happen to find it open, do NOT miss the chance to have a look. Very instructive on folk history of Mykonos.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Super little museum with a very informative guide, who was so happy to help!. It was like stepping into a old house crammed full of antiques!! Very interesting but perhaps a little crowed and maybe could be better laid out. There were several smaller rooms that were not open to the public and some sections of the 4 display rooms... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The iconic windmills are worth a visit - but be warned that there is no explanation as to when they were built and what they were for. As to the folklore museum, it is supposed to have three branches including one of the windmills. Despite repeated attempts we could not find it, despite visiting the locations shown on the tourist... More 

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