Nautical & Folklore Museum
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Kalymnos Scuba Diving Club
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Kalymnian House Museum
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Nautical & Folklore Museum information
The two parts of the Nautical and Folklore Museum, on the central waterfront, are not always open simultaneously. The folklore section holds costumes and furniture, while the nautical museum focuses on sponge fishing, displaying mighty stone weights used by ancient divers and haunting photos of their 20th-century counterparts wearing early model diving suits. Many suffered terrible injuries before the bends were understood.