Chania Folklore Museum

the Folklore Collection of Chania

The Folklore Museum of Chania was established on the initiative of Aspasia Bikaki and Irini Koumandraki. The Museum is housed in the fortress of Firka, near the the Maritime Museum.

Folklore Museum

The greater part of the collection consists of depictions of either agricultural tasks (ploughing, sowing, harvesting, threshing and treading grapes) or household occupations, such as preparations for the daily meal, weaving on the loom, or the processing of raw materials for embroidery and weaving.

There are also models of the workplaces of traditional professions, such as a cobbler’s, tailor’s, and a rope- and basket-maker’s. In addition, there are exhibits of various ornaments, objects of daily use, musical instruments and furniture.

Old Irons

Also of great interest is the collection of woven and embroidered cloth at the museum (of which a part is hung on the walls), human models wearing traditional dress, and furniture, such as the bridal bed and the sitting room settee.

Folklore Museum of Chania
Akti Koundourioti, Old Town

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Telephone: 28210-90816


Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 21:00

Admission: 2 €