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Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon

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Located inside a 17th-century Venetian building, this local museum's display is dedicated to life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vienna, Austria
Very interesting

Located just off of the main square of the old town of Rethymnon, this is a small two floor house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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30 M. Vernardou Street, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located inside a 17th-century Venetian building, this local museum's display is dedicated to life in Crete through the ages, and you'll see a beautiful collection of traditional clothing, crafts, tools, and furniture. It is a very interesting place. Don´t miss it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just off of the main square of the old town of Rethymnon, this is a small two floor house containing lots of really interesting stuff related to the culture and history of Cretan life. Worth a visit, entry is inexpensive and a it's a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is superb! It covers a range of themes and historical / social history, from the Battle of Crete to craft workshops. We especially loved the upper storey room, with a stunning collection of textiles and the story of the woman who, realising...More

Thank muilleachs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is really an excellent museum to learn about the history of Crete and the culture of the people who live there. We went in to have something to do out of the sun and we were so surprised! It is set up in a...More

1  Thank Amy G
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The museum is situated in a two floor old house of the town just behind the main square of the Old Town . It is worth the visit just to see the architecture of the house and the yard.The artefacts are interesting, especially the part...More

Thank ElliBeau
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great little find in the old town, very nicely set out and interesting pieces on the local area. A brilliantly done part, is the old shops recreated With a barbers and cobblers included. Focuses heavily on the weaving/ textiles and pottery influences. Very comfortable environment...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

When you will be there, you will be able to understand better of life was in Crete 100 years ago. People suffered a lot, but thanks to their efforts, some of them became very very rich

Thank Francois C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Small museum about the history of the city and region. You can spend max 30 minutes. It is a piece of quiteness ina touristic envirionment.

Thank Henk R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The museum is located in an old Venetian mansion, with a delightful garden. Don't be put off by the displays on the ground floor, which has various exhibits under glass from the German invasion of Crete in the Second World War, plus swords and weapons...More

2  Thank Splutface
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Very interesting though not enough information in English for me however the staff were very willing to spend time answering my questions

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