Museu Etnogràfic de Ripoll Ripoll

Plaça del Abat Oliba s/n Ripoll

In 1929 the Ripoll Folkloric Museum Archive was founded, which is installed in the attic of the old church of Sant Pere and was the first in Catalonia dedicated to ethnography. Throughout seventy years and uninterruptedly, it welcomed, preserved, studied and disseminated the heritage of our lands.

The result is the Ripoll Ethnographic Museum which, after ten years of readjustment, opens its doors once again to continue preserving and enriching its collection and re-displaying this legacy, which helps us understand a society based on material and cultural heritage. immaterial, of which the collections related to shepherds, peasants, trades, popular religiosity, the Catalan "farga" and cast iron and portable firearms from Ripoll stand out.

The new headquarters, inaugurated in March 2011, invites you to take a tour - interesting for young and old - that allows you to discover the recent past and the identity of a territory and also recognize a way of living and feeling.

Through the Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll you can also get to know two more spaces, the Scriptorium exhibition and the Forge Palau de Ripoll:


The writing desk of Santa María de Ripoll left an old legacy of manuscripts from the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries, some of the most relevant in Europe at a palaeographic, textual and artistic level.

The Ripoll Scriptorium is a permanent exhibition that, in an interactive and didactic way, offers the possibility of discovering the cultural past of the population and the importance that the Monastery of Santa María de Ripoll had throughout the 10th-12th centuries. in the production and copying of manuscripts, which became the most important in Europe.

The visitor, whether adult or child, will learn how a parchment is made, how a goose quill can write, how a medieval codex was put together, and the most important of all is that once the visit is over, they will be able to himself as a copyist monk, putting into practice what he has learned in the exhibition.


Enter an authentic forge workshop that closed its doors permanently in 1978. You will be able to observe two hammers, the tubes (which characterize the Catalan forge), the hydraulic wheel... and learn about the process by which the species becomes iron suitable for later work.

La Farga Palau is part of the Territorial System of the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (MNACTEC).


  • Educational service *.
  • Guided tours and workshops.
  • Research *.
  • Restoration and disinsection *.
  • All services mentioned are by appointment.

proposals for schools

The Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll also wants to bring children and schools closer to them, in order to make known the recent past, how people lived a hundred years ago, what customs they had, what toys they played with,... All this is It transmits thanks to guided tours adapted to all types of public and educational workshops where you can put into practice what you have seen throughout the visit.

In addition, there is also the possibility of visiting the Scriptorium and the Forge Palau de Ripoll, two spaces managed by the Museum itself.

Thus, an educational service is available with different proposals for activities that are adapted to each school curriculum.

For school and group visits, arrange a visit in advance by calling 972 70 31 44 or sending an email to


  • From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July, August and Easter

  • From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday and on January 1 and 6 and December 25 and 26.

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