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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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an insight into the local folk art

This museum is located in a 17th century Venetian mansion in Vernardou street; the popular art of... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Ulysses336
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Brasov, Romania
history and folklore

This is a small but interesting museum which has two floors of displays based on the local history... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
jxsxl
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Ra'anana, Israel
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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 1 January 2018

This museum is located in a 17th century Venetian mansion in Vernardou street; the popular art of the region is displayed in five rooms ; we can learn here about the peasant life and the trades attached to it and can also see a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a small but interesting museum which has two floors of displays based on the local history, folk lore and craft.

Thank jxsxl
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Displays are in Greek & English and the staff friendly. I only saw the 2 downstairs rooms and was unaware there are more rooms upstairs. I didn't see any signs or arrows indicating this which was disappointing. The actual building has been restored and there...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

A lovely little place, much bigger than you think when you first enter. It's really interesting to find out about the people of Crete and their more recent history.

Thank McKimmings
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Wandered in with not a great expectation but the first room showed a quality display of interesting material including 2nd world war memorabilia depicting Cretian refusal to give into the German occupation. Different rooms displaying arts and crafts from Crete including mock up trades shops...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

The museum is located in the Old Town, near the Archaeological museum. The exhibition shows life on Crete in the past couple of centuries. One can see items from the time Crete fought against the Ottoman Empire, some guns and flags and also what tools...More

Thank Branka O
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Perfect size museum for a quick drop in, but a good exhibition. There were small collections from ancient Greece and the Minoans, through to more modern times, well displayed.

Thank CatN100
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

What great information on pottery bakers and the making of local traditional textiles and patterns, a tribute to living with nature on a daily basis. The museum is situated in a lovely old building in great condition, a nice inner garden, great atmosphere.

Thank seolram
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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a little gem located in the heart of the Old Town of Rethymno. Worth visiting for a quick overview of old traditional equipment of the agricultural period in Crete. Nice Venetian garden too. For us, it was an extra cultural desert after...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

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
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