Historical & Folklore Museum of Rethymnon

The museum functions in a restored 17th century Venetian mansion, and the collection originates from donations and purchases. It numbers over 5.000 exhibits.

The permanent exhibition areas extend into five rooms and mostly include traditional handicraft and folk art objects.

Weavings and weaving tools are displayed in the first hall, where visitors can also see traditional men’s and women’s costumes, jewellery, watches and knives. The second hall is dedicated to embroidery. Creations made by known designers, such as Chrysa Aggelidaki, and multicoloured articles of embroidery made by local women, dominate the space. Basketry items used by the inhabitants in their daily routine and ceramic vessels used for oil and food are exhibited in the third room. The next hall is dedicated to the traditional agricultural and harvesting tools, as well as to various bronze utensils, etc.

A certain part of the collection of the museum, which is related to the history of the city in the years between 1898 and 1913, is exhibited on the ground floor.

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  • location 30 Emmanuel Bernard Street, Rethymno, Rethymno
  • museum type Folk, Historical
  • exhibits Traditional handicraft, Folk art
  • type Museum
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Visiting hours/info

Daily (except Sunday): 09:00-16:00

Tel.: +30 28310 23398
Fax: (+30)2831023667

Ticket Price (€): 3

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