Domestic, rural and traditional ways of life in the agrarian economy of the Maltese Islands are shown inside Folklore Museum, within the walls of the Citadel in Rabat, Gozo. A cluster of houses, which dates back to the very beginning of the 16th century hosts the museum till 1983. This is a testimony to the many skills, crafts and traditions that have shaped everyday life on the islands.
The architectural features 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; inside the museum displays various traditional implements used in agriculture and to face everyday life.
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