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The Interactive Historical Folklore Museum Varnava Municipality of Marathon established during the summer of 2002. The aim and ambition is not only the preservation, the promotion of the local historical cultural root, but also the active gathering of clues and information (by following the steps from the past and by having an open-minded view of the future) of the broaden area, of Attica, in order to have a new start when everything seems to have been already determined.
The basic activities of the past “THE HOUSEHOLD” is being represented at a satisfactory degree in the museum. The household didn’t have the comforts of today’s household. It consisted of one or two rooms which were enough for the necessary demands of the people during that period.
In the museum you’ll have the ability to see some household appliances, traditional local clothing, handmade table clothing, lamps, and ways of measurement. Moreover there are rooms displaying the loom, the grape harvest, agricultural tools, weapons and books of the old time.
Our educational programmes entitled “ Training and Culture” take place in the museum building and its surroundings of two (2) hectares throughout the academic year. Within fifty (50) m there is a large parking area as well as two (2) basketball courts and football pitches and a children’s playground.
Through the guided visit around the museum the adult visitor is involved in hands- on, theme-related exhibits, while children can learn about their cultural heritage and respect for it and their surroundings, becoming aware at the same time of the importance of their continuity.
The museum also comprises:
- Historical archives.
- An ethnic collection.
- An art collection.
- A library.
- A working loom and weaving section, a sewing and embroidery section, a farming section, decorative breads, and traditional foods.
- A sales point selling postcards, handkerchieves, woven and ceramic artifacts.
- A traditional café serving hot and cold drinks and traditional sweets.