Gran Castello Historic House (Gozo Folklore Museum)

Melite Bernardo De Opuo Street, The Citadel, Victoria, Gozo show on map
+356 21 562 034
Working hours
Monday to Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00

Last admission at 16.30

Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday
Adults (18 - 59 years): €3.00
Youths (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years & over), and Students: €2.00
Children (6 - 11 years): €1.50

The Folklore Museum exhibits an extensive range of pieces that show the domestic, rural and traditional ways of life people used to lead in Malta and Gozo in the past centuries. It is housed in a cluster of medieval houses in Bernardo DeOpuo Street in the Citadel in Victoria, Gozo.

The exhibits on the ground floor relate to rural trades and skills like agriculture and stone-masonry. Here, one finds various traditional implements used in agriculture along with a varied selection of grinding mills. One substantial example occupies the center of a large reconstructed mill-room. One also finds a large selection of tools used by carpenters and blacksmiths. The same ground floor display also includes grain and liquid measures and various types of weights and scales.

The display on the mezzanine level has a section devoted to such hobbies like the modelling of miniature churches, replete with religious accessories. An interesting ex-voto collection is another highlight which portrays bygone pious traditions.

The first floor, once the living quarters of the resident wealthy families, hosts an exhibition of items related to important local crafts such as lace-making and weaving and these are complemented by items related to the cotton industry like the cotton gin and the spinning wheel. Another small part of the first floor collection is devoted to the traditional fishing industry.

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    2015.10.25 review from Foursquare

    Small cosy museum

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