This Museum is enriched with artifacts and relics of folklore and cultural heritage which have been donated to the Museum by the residents of Kardamena, Kos. It is organised by The Cultural Association of Kardamena ‘Argo’.
It was founded for one reason, and that was to conserve and highlight the traditional culture and heritage of a home that dates back to the early 19th century.
The utensils, tools and photographs all document the everyday life in Kardamena in days gone by. Once inside the museum, older generations can reminisce about the past and younger generations can learn how their great grandparents once lived. Those who visit the island and the beautiful village of Kardamena can experience first hand the wonders of this traditional style house and museum.
All that you see in this museum has been donated, offered from the local residents of the village. Items that have been passed down through generations to generations with love, and care, from their very own homes. There is an elaborate framed embroidery from 1926 and splendid old photographs adorn the walls.
Kardamena is traditionally an old fishing village, so there is also a tribute to this, in the other section of the building. Here you will find pictures and old photographs of fishing boats, glass cabinets full of shells, sponges and ancient artifacts found below the sea. You can also see old fashioned fishing equipment, nets, lamps, wicker baskets and ladders too.
There are also plans for a Guide, to be available to answer questions, speak about the history of the island and the way things were then. Also a lady will be inside to operate the old fashioned weaving machine, to show any visitors how the original carpets and rugs were made on the island.
The Folklore Museum can be located at the end of the main harbour road, close to the sea and the main harbor beaches. The tourist train ( the little green one on wheels) stop is practically opposite. Anyone from Kardamena will point you in the right direction!