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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
0831/23-398
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Fascinating display in a wonderful setting

Well worth visiting for an insight into life in the recent past in Rethymno. The are has some of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rosalind112015
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Bath, United Kingdom
Small museum offering something else!

If you are saturated with all the archaeological museums in the country and still have the energy... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Alex A
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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0831/23-398
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth visiting for an insight into life in the recent past in Rethymno. The are has some of the best restaurants in the town.

Thank Rosalind112015
Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you are saturated with all the archaeological museums in the country and still have the energy for yet another museum, this is a good choice! This museum is a non profit private foundation, you can learn about the daily life of old Crete and...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's a rather small museum but has a lot of interesting items on display which give you a good insight on how life used to be on Crete. A lot of embroideries and craft supplies on the first floor, and information on professions such as...More

1  Thank WillemvZ
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Interesting and varied artefacts, from ploughs to photos to embroidery. A beautifully preserved room of hangings carpets and cushions all embroiled in Rethymo style.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This little museum is a tribute to the arts and crafts of a more rustic time. I really enjoyed the reconstructions of local shops - the barbers, saddles, coffee shop and coppersmiths. Upstairs, there were collections of pottery, weaving and other textile industries, including a...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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.

Thank Lo198
Reviewed 22 July 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...More

1  Thank anne081
Reviewed 14 July 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.

1  Thank Panajody
Reviewed 11 July 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...More

1  Thank hikingthree
Reviewed 6 July 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

1  Thank GallifreyanCat
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