Folklore Museum Of ChaniaCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Halidon 46B, Chania Town, Crete 73134,Greece
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +30-2821090816
- Ticket Price: 2 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums
Curated by Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandraki the Museum is housed within the Firka Fortress, just like the Maritime Museum. It’s an improperly named, because it has little to do with storytelling and more to do with the agricultural way of life of the traditional Cretans. Highlights include:
- Exhibitions on the agricultural implements and tools.
- Exhibitions on household occupations such as embroidery and weaving.
- Models of traditional work such as cobbler’s, tailor’s, and a rope- and basket-maker.
- Ornaments, musical instruments and furniture.
- O Lefteris
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32.56% of people who visit Chania include Folklore Museum Of Chania in their plan
66.67% of people start their Folklore Museum Of Chania visit around 12 PM
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Run by a lovely lady and her cutesy dog Lara. A fine collection of textiles and objects. The displays are hardly professionally curated but the charm outweighs all that. I suspect the lady lives there and it is her home, making it even more homely. A pity there are only a few plaques and all in greek. There is much to learn, alas she only speaks a littke English and I hardly any Greek. She makes and sells beautifully embroidered textiles.
Very interesting place.
Is very small but feels so authentic and beautiful. The woman that built all of it has an incredible life’s story and a great talent
If you have spare time in Hania, you can go through the whole house in less than 30 minutes. It would be better if there were more descriptions of how life was back then. In addition, the cigarette smoke in the house was annoying and interfered to our visit. It is important to keep the old style of living documented and this kind of places should continue to be functional. The women there work really hard to maintain the museum.
Very small. Nice lady at the entrance. Pay 2 euro per person.