We visited in September 2011, on the back of the 14th National Speleological Meeting… excerpts from my diary follow:
After so many years, I get to go to the Chania Museum. The visit was made in far from ideal conditions – not enough time and both girls with us. The museum itself is built / housed in the old Franciscan church a the centre of an old Franciscan monastery dating to the 13th Century, if I am not mistaken.
Unfortunately, the guards were not so well informed as to what is original and what is restoration, which is a pity as I am not sure I have seen better gothic ribbed vaulting in Greece.
|General view of the nave / main hall|
|Gothic arches in the museum|
|Ablution fountain in the garden|
|The bronze bowl, suffering from the LED malfunction|
|Bronze adorants from the Mitsotakis collection|
|The Lord of Kydonia|