Gran Castello Historic House, Victoria

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The Gran Castello Historic House (Maltese: Dar Storika tal-Gran Kastell), formerly known as the Folklore Museum, is a historic house museum dedicated to Gozitan folklore in Victoria, Gozo, Malta. It is located within a cluster of 16th century houses in the Cittadella, which were rehabilitated as a museum in 1983.
The museum's collections relate to the domestic, rural and traditional ways of life in the agrarian economy of the Maltese Islands and the many skills, crafts and traditions that have shaped everyday life on the islands over the centuries.
The architectural features of the buildings housing the museum are in Sicilian style, and may owe something to the influence of the Chiaramonte family of Sicily and southern Italy when they were Counts of Malta in the late 14th century. Delicate baroque façades countervail the relatively plainness of interiors.

It was renamed from Folklore Museum to Gran Castello Historic House museum in 2016, during the restoration of the Cittadella.
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  • Beautifully renovated, a walk through this historical house will lead you through ancient times and tell you how life used to be.  more »
  • As others have said, it's a bit of a maze, and we had a moment when we weren't sure how to get out. It's a real mishmash of exhibits, and moderately interesting, but I wouldn't have been heartbroken.....  more »
  • Interesting exibition showing how people used to live on Malta for last few centuries.
  • A labyrinthine old house in the fort, now signposted as "historic house". The upper floors mostly have exhibits of local arts and crafts (fishing and farming tools, textiles, musical instruments, hunting gear etc) while the lower floors are furnished to represent old bedrooms, a kitchen and so on. Admission is included in a 5 euro ticket that also covers four other little museums in the citadella.
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