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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

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Address: 30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Phone Number: 0831/23-398

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Very interesting museum showing Crete and its history, Helpful and friendly staff with signs in English as well as Greek. Lovely garden too- well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum showing Crete and its history, Helpful and friendly staff with signs in English as well as Greek. Lovely garden too- well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Well laid out, cool inside and pretty garden outside. Amazed at the lace and embroidery and particularly liked the recreation of the sitting room where all the embroidery was attributed to a very special lady. It was a moving tribute to their Grandmother. Well worth visiting to see what Cretan life was like in the past before all the tourism.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A small interesting collection of a vanishing past: an old barber shop, an old coffee shop, and other business on the first floor and traditional crafts (embroidery, weaving, basketry, etc.) upstairs. The labels in English are very well done and are exceptionally informative.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We only discovered this museum this year. It is small but interesting with an especially lovely room display which is the work of one lady. The garden is an added bonus and very pleasant. The member of staff on duty when we visited was really friendly. The only downside was a very unpleasant toilet which is why I have only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

A very appreciable attempt to reconstruct the traditional life and trades of Crete; a must-see for history aficionados and those who are interested in hand-made crafts. A sort of continuation of the archaeological museum that can be visited quickly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Good displays of craftsmanship, with a little 'street' with shops as they once were, you need less than an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Very interesting museum providing an appreciation of the history of the area. Right in the middle of the old town so easy to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A little gem of a museum tucked away in the Old Town. Gives an informative background to the crafts and culture of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

It is housed in a 17th century Venetian mansion with exhibits well preserved covering five halls. The permanent collections covers 5 halls with items of traditional handicraft-work and folklore art. It aims to become a contemporary research and Educational Center for the preservation of the Cretan Folklore culture in cooperation with international organizations and institutions. The exhibition in the second... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Having read previous reviews I was surprised to find the museum open when we tried it on a Wednesday in late April. It is housed in a venetian building which is rather pleasant. The first room downstairs was mostly war related with some old coins too. There was also a room dedicated to dying trades such as cobbling shoes, coppersmithing,... More 

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