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Folk and Ethnological Museum

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Address: 68 Leoforos Vassilissis Olgas, Thessaloniki 546 42, Greece
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The old Modiano family home

The building is beautiful inside from what we could see, not sure why there appears to be no history of this. The lady curator didn't speak English, accompanied us throughout... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

The building is beautiful inside from what we could see, not sure why there appears to be no history of this. The lady curator didn't speak English, accompanied us throughout, and turned on the machine exhibits. A surprisingly enjoyable and educational folk exhibition with a film and demonstrations all machinery for adults and children.

Thank Grecophile2011
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

One of the most beautiful preserved builidngs east of the centre, you can combine in with a walk by the promenade. It often hosts interesting exhibitions. What few people now is that they can enjoy their drink at the garden cafe

Thank Nancy V
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 25 July 2015

It is a very interesting museum, located in the heart of the town. It has very well informed photos coming from the history of Thessaloniki, and drives you through time. The yard and the garden offers a very nice spot for relaxing, especially during summer time!

1 Thank Filippos K
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

The Folk and Ethnological Museum of Thessaloniki is housed on a neoclassical villa, worthy of visit in its own right. If I am not mistaken it is one of the villas of the affluent jewish family of Modiano in Thessaloniki and a beautiful building as well. The collection inside is extremely interesting and quite educating. Also there are some really... More 

1 Thank Joan M
Thessaloniki, Greece
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Went with husband and 5 year old son. A lovely garden and a very child friendly museum. Many interactive devices that help children understand and see how the everyday activities of the past used to be, as making flour in a mill, spinning wool etc.It is easily accessed by bus as the parking in the area is very difficult. Can... More 

Thank Jeni Z
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Interesting museum. Exhibits focus on everyday living in the past and how things were made/produced in Greece before mass industrialisation. Has a nice courtyard cafe. You can combine a visit to the museum with a walk along the sea promenade.

Thank tropssap
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Out along the Paralia to the south and east of the city of Thessaloniki is where the rich merchants built their houses in dying days of Ottoman rule. These houses with their private access to the sea were architectural gems but sadly most have been demolished for the ubiquitous apartment blocks of the modern city. One that has survived however... More 

1 Thank harehound
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2012

This was a totally unexpected, pleasant surprise. The museum occupies the two floors of the Moderna villa in what is still an upscale neighborhood. The second floor houses a well organized, extensive exhibit of fok customs from the area and special wedding customs and ceremonies.. The graphics are excellent and the explanations are in both Greek and English. The first... More 

1 Thank chasmania
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

This museum ,situtated in a very nice area not far from the city centre and which you can reach easily by public transport,has exhibits which can give an idea of how life was organised in Grrece of the 19th century and on.It is housed in one of the remaining villas of the 20th century near the sea.The elegant building belonged... More 

2 Thank Eleni T

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