Gharb Folklore Museum

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Sherrel H
Inverness, UK408 contributions
Room upon room to wander through
Apr 2019 • Family
Traditional 18th century Gozo home, with lots of rooms filled with old things: weaving and spinning machines, printing press, wells, oven, kitchen pots, clay toys, blacksmiths tools, bedroom with crib, pram, scales, shoemakers tools, baskets, carts etc. It is dusty. The lady who guided us round some of the rooms gave us a talk about the things in them. Yes, very interesting to see how life was then in Gozo.

There is a single toilet located within the premises.

Another interesting point is just outside of this museum there is what looks like a round-about inside a chain. It has numbers 1 to 12 and the months of the year. You stand where the footprints tell you and apparently on a sunny day, the sun tells you the hour of the day, or so I understand. It was cloudy when we went.
Written 17 April 2019
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Emanuel M
Santa Venerina, Italy7 contributions
Interesting old Trades
Feb 2019
Very interesting to visit, even if there is a little bit of dust. But after all it is a very interesting place to visit.
Written 19 March 2019
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Andy R
London, UK20 contributions
The best folklore museum I have ever visited
Nov 2018 • Couples
It was raining, the museum appeared closed, there was a phone number to ring for it to be opened and within a couple of minutes the peerless Marion had invited us into the most amazing, meandering, deeply authentic museum of local crafts, economic activities and people's lives and livelihoods.
It was a series of respectful and so interesting set of doorways into how people had lived and worked until recently. Marion encouraged us from room to room and shared some of her deep knowledge.
It was a privilege to spend an hour here. Thank you Marion and your husband who have curated and care for this hidden gem.
Written 12 November 2018
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pengemex
Budapest, Hungary1,256 contributions
A mess
Mar 2018 • Friends
Eight euro per person which is too much for what you see here. Kind lady showing some rooms with enthusiasm. They say it is a 300 year old house. If it is the case then it was not cleaned for 300 years. Full of dust. Kind of creapy.
Written 17 March 2018
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sellyB
Kent, UK28 contributions
Curious and Brilliant
Jul 2017 • Solo
When you first go in, it looks a bit like an antique / junk shop, but once you start going into all the different rooms, you realise this is a wonderful collection of traditional pieces. It may not be slick, but that adds to the charm. There are some pieces of text up on the wall which add little insights to the items on display. Also the building itself is interesting as well, nice to be able to see the layout etc. of a traditional house.

It's a quirky, off the beaten track type museum, but definitely worth an hour of your time.
Written 16 July 2017
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lindy843
Devizes, UK7 contributions
A glimpse into the crafts and way of life of the past.
Jul 2017 • Couples
We loved this private collection of artifacts from Gozo's past. There are 28 rooms filled with interesting items themed into every activity performed by former village folk in times gone, including baking, wine making, black-smithing, carpentry, weaving, cheese making, farming, worshipping, travelling, and much more. Somewhat dusty but nonetheless very charming. Our guide gave us delightful insights on the items displayed.
We definitely recommend a visit.
Written 12 July 2017
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JMMAP
New York City, New York7 contributions
FOLKLORE MUSEUM- DISAPPOINTED
Apr 2017 • Solo
Visited folklore museum several times during my visit from Aprl 14 TO 21 2017. Each time outer door of museum was open but door leading into museum was closed. There was a sign at door to call a phone number if no one was there but it was disappointing that every time I went during visiting hours it was closed. I would have liked to see this museum because my ancestors came from this town (GHARB).
Written 11 May 2017
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Thewayiseeit
Mosta, Russia1,154 contributions
Interesting museum
Apr 2017
Located at Gharb Gozo, this is certainly something on your list of things to do to get a feel for the folklore of the islands
There is lots of variety and interesting to see not you've missed!
Written 5 May 2017
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jandlUk
Chesterfield, UK1,415 contributions
Tatty
Apr 2017 • Couples
Cost €5 each to see what is essentially a very poorly maintained display of old machinery and a few artefacts. Could not in all honesty recommend a visit here. Very disappointing and unimpressive
Written 26 April 2017
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Interesting - Worth visiting!
Feb 2017 • Friends
It is a private-owned museum hosted in an 18th-century village house.

Historic objects associated with Gozo’s traditional trades, crafts and pass times are what are exhibited out here and it reminded me of similar I see in villages in Cyprus.

On the whole the island of Gozo reminded me of my country and I loved it. I plan to return of course but this time count in some days to spend them at Gozo as well.

From milling to printing, carpentry to wine-making, fishing to smithing, the museum offers an insight into Gozo’s traditions and a glimpse of everyday life in the distant and not-so-distant past.
Written 7 March 2017
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