Folklore Museum of Chania

Folklore Museum of Chania, Chania Town: Hours, Address, Folklore Museum of Chania Reviews: 4/5

Folklore Museum of Chania
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Art Galleries • Art Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Alex Mikhlik
Uusikaarlepyy, Finland3 contributions
very nice
Aug 2021
Who like a history ,uniqueness of peoples,history of crafts-you must to visit this place.Old woman which located in museum is continue supported ancient art of embroidery.
Written August 19, 2021
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gi0nic
Nicosia, Cyprus5 contributions
Very small, not many artifacts, no tour, not much to expect.
Feb 2020
Very small, not many artifacts, no tour, not much to expect. At least the cost is only 2 euros, but still not worth it.. I believe the owner keeps this just to promote and sponsor her embroidery work.
I didn't feel very welcome there and the only contact we had was when the owner came to collect the entrance fee.
Written March 4, 2020
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Bob G
Kaiwaka, New Zealand238 contributions
Small quirky museum. Talk with the embroidery lady
Jul 2019 • Couples
We found it by chance, near the Catholic church and up some stairs. I see others paid entry but we didn't seem to get asked for any money.
It's an odd assortment of artefacts, nothing too stunning. But worth a look. No explanations in English so treat it as a floor of pot pouri
There's a lady doing stunning embroidery of rural village life scenes. The bigger ones take her 3 months each and they are impressive. All from her imagination she said. It's worth going just to see these pieces
Written July 15, 2019
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Vebs32
London, UK268 contributions
Disappointed
May 2019 • Couples
We expected to be here for hours and thought it would be a big place but how disappointed were we when we saw that its only on one floor (you go up the steps), not worth paying (we were a few cents short but the lady refused to let us in until we had the right money)!
Written June 4, 2019
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leeds48
Leeds, UK9 contributions
A Hidden Gem
May 2019
Stumbled on this little museum by chance. At only 2 euros entry I'd recommend a visit. It's tiny but compact!
Written May 24, 2019
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Sjrjacobs
Birmingham, UK19 contributions
Strange but colourful museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a tiny museum. We were the only people there, other than the two curators, when we visisted in April. It is very colourful with bundels of brightly coloured wool. Most of the exhibits are on the first floor. There is a small waterfall going down the side of the staircase. There is not much room upstairs and it would be diffiuclt to get a pushchair around. Part of the upper floor is arranged like an old Cretian home with a scarey looking model of an old woman spinning. The other rooms have a variety of exhibits so most people would find something interesting although there is not a great deal of information about these exhibits in the museum and the curator did not seem to want to talk about the place. The entrance is via a pretty little courtyard which is shared with the Catholic church which is also worth looking inside. It is much less ornate than the orthodox chruches in Chania.
Written May 11, 2019
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Henry A
12 contributions
Really interesting museum
Apr 2019 • Family
The museum is really great for anyone who would like to find out a bit about how people have lived in Crete. It is ideal for families with younger children in that it comprises three main rooms only, each containing a lot of original artefacts, meaning that there isn’t a lot of walking and standing around. There is lots to talk about though.

It cost €2 for adults and no charge for children under the age of 16.

The museum staff were polite and welcoming. We really enjoyed our visit and would strongly recommend going there if you would like to find out a little about Cretan life, including farming, handicrafts, basket making and weaving. It gave us a different perspective from the readily available tourist attractions.
Written May 9, 2019
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October 3101
Paphos, Cyprus105 contributions
find it in courtyard beside catholic church
Mar 2019 • Couples
a time gone by. museum showing life as it was. fascinating clothing and work tools on display. a comprehensive tour is available. must see. lots stairs to climb, but worth the journey.
Written April 2, 2019
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Peter G
London, UK226 contributions
A really lovely interlude
Oct 2018 • Solo
Down a little alley opposite the cathedral square, this is not a museum full of captions but more of an atmospheric experience, costing a mere 2 euros and enjoyable for either 10-15 minutes or the best part of an hour, depending on you.

While there are numerous artefacts among the few thematic rooms, what impressed me most was the vast range of amazing fabrics, which is clearly the interest of the mother of the guy who welcomed me at the entrance - I have attached a picture of one of her highly detailed embroideries but many of the other, simpler, more rustic fabrics are a real pleasure on the eye as well.

I would say this is well worth a visit - I really enjoyed my time there, especially if one goes with the right level of expectations (or adjusts them).
Written October 26, 2018
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Brendan M
Drogheda, Ireland312 contributions
Small!
Oct 2018 • Couples
I expected this to be bigger, but it was actually rather small - a few rooms with old household items. Most signs were in Greek, so they were not understandable and, since they were hand-written, the couldn't be translated using Google Translate. The final room was really a sales pitch for the old lady's excellent embroidery, although it wasn't something I wanted. I suppose it was only €2 so I shouldn't have had such high expectations.
Written October 24, 2018
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