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“Museums of Chania” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Folklore Museum of Chania

Folklore Museum of Chania
Halidon 46B, Chania Town, Crete 73134, Greece
+30.28210.90816
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Ranked #32 of 61 things to do in Chania Town
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London, United Kingdom
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“Museums of Chania”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

A bit disappointing. An eclectic collection of things which although arranged with some themes doesn't quite work

Visited April 2013
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english midlands
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“Old Chanian house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

A cute higgledy piggledy house in the Old Town. Cheap entry. The exhibits were somewhat worn down. The little elderly lady worked away on her beautiful embroidery during our visit. A magazine was open on the page of an interview she did about her childhood which was most interesting.

Visited April 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“''A miniature past life''”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I've been to quite a few folklore museums, which were interesting, a bit boring though. But this one is an eye-opener in many respects. When you walk through the different rooms, you get a very clear idea of traditional everyday life, decoration styles, costumes, utensils and long lost manual jobs in an original way. There are thematic rooms where you can see for example the bridal bed, an old living room, a kitchen, representations of boot makers ('stivanades') and other jobs. I couldn't help taking around hundred photos while there. When you visit it, you'll understand what I mean!

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“A glimpse into a past world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

For only a few Euros it is definitely worth popping into this little time capsule! Very interesting items from Chania's past- as a Costumier I found it incredibly valuable to visit as there are lots of textiles and costumes as well as examples of how life was lived. It will only take 45minutes and is an interesting little place

Visited October 2012
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“An enchanting delve into a traditional cretan house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited this house as a party of 3 adults and 3 young children (aged 10, 7, 5)
Despite the fact this house is a little tucked away, in a tiny square opposite the Roman Catholic Church, it is well worth a visit. To find the turn off to the square, basically look for the large Orthodox Cathedral. Stand in front of the cathedral and straight opposite you will see the opening to the tiny square housing the folk house museum and Catholic Church.
Our children were mesmorised as they climbed the tiny staircase of the museum past a miniature water feature and walked into what looks like the most cosiest of traditional cretan homes! The needlework tapestries depicting cretan rural life are beautiful, and the extremely kind and quiet elderly lady running the museum, Aspasia Bikaki, is in fact the one who has painstakingly created these tapestries! The aim is an attempt to preserve the memory of traditional cretan rural life. You can see the whole museum and its exhibits are a real labour of love. There is only a very small fee to the museum and on sale there are some copies books which reveal Aspasia Bikak's tapestries close up. The needlework detail, of tiny people at work/ enjoying weddings/out on the field is really wonderful. Aspasia is a very unassuming but clearly talented artist. She signed my copy of the book!

Opposite the museum - another place to visit - is a very internationally welcoming Roman Catholic Church, whereby Sunday Mass was partly translated into English.
All in all, a tiny square well worth a visit!!

Visited August 2012
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