Folklore Museum of Chania

Folklore Museum of Chania

A private museum created on the initiative of Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandaraki. It is housed in a hall of the Public Library, the entrance to which is located in the yard of the Catholic Church of Chania.

The museum includes exhibits of folklore art and tradition that relate to the life on the island during the 18th and the 19th century. Visitors can see representations of agricultural jobs (ploughing, sowing, harvesting, threshing, treading of grapes), representations of household tasks, and even representations of professional skills, such as the tailor and the cobbler

The collection of lace and embroidery (a small part of which is exhibited on the walls) is wonderful, while the wax models and the bridal bed are also impressive.

It is highly possible one can meet Mrs. Bikaki embroidering or sewing.

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  • location 46 Halidon Street, 73100, Chania, Chania
  • museum type Folk
  • exhibits Folk art, representations, embroideries, wax models
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Visiting hours/info

Daily (except Sunday): 09:00-15:00 & 18:00-21:00

Tel.: +30 28210 90816

Price Ticket(€): 2 (General Entrance)

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