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Folklore Museum of Chania

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46B Halidon, Chania Town, Crete 731 34, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor exhibition, small place and 3 euro tickets for 10 minutes of looking at nothing, more of folk is around of all Chania

Thank Janek A
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This place is basically the upper floor of a townhouse in the old city ot the venetian harbour. A lot of memorabilia that could be very interesting if context provided. At least it was a minimal entrance fee.

Thank Chris63Glasgow
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is very tiny. You can walk through it in less than 10 minutes. There is no explanation or reference of what you are seeing. I wouldn’t recommend to go if you have something else to do.

Thank antoniozanotti
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely. Tiny, good for a wander. There was a lady sewing Cretan scenes upstairs. Just really friendly and quaint.

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very small and a bit amateurish - but done with a passion. Not really what I was expecting but time and effort has been put into it so well done for trying.

Thank BigPeteW
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Not sure if it's worth a visit as it's very small. We only went here as it was a very wet day. If you have half an hour to spare then it's worth a quick look around.

Thank gingernut_brum
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Sometimes I feel rotten writing reviews like this, but I really don't think the folklore museum is worth even the €2 entry fee. It is a dusty jumble of bits of old Cretan life put together with no explanation in English, and very little in...More

2  Thank Ollerbarrow
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It's next to the archeological museum, very cute with very gentle people to help you if you have any questions. Very interesting .. museum, you learn a lot about the life in Crete mostly in villages maybe about 60 years ago and more.

Thank georgia b
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This was a very interesting museum, and shows Greek/Cretan life how it used to be. It is nicely put together and there are some fabulous embroideries on display, as well as traditional rooms, clothes and tools for weaving, wine making and farming. Only adults (over...More

2  Thank Lee H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This small museum, tucked away beside the Catholic Church, near the port area, is very well worth a visit. It packs into three or four small rooms items that show Cretan life until the very recent past. The memorabilia are fascinating and well laid out....More

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