Museu Etnogràfic de Ripoll Ripoll

Plaça del Abat Oliba s/n Ripoll

In 1929 the Ripoll Folk 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 Ethnogràfic Museum which, after ten years of readaptation, opens its doors once again to continue preserving and enriching its collection and once again showing this legacy, which helps us understand a society based on a tangible and immaterial, of which the collections related to shepherds, peasants, trades, popular religiosity, the Catalan "farga" and cast iron and Ripoll's portable firearms stand out.

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

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


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

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

The visitor, whether adult or child, will learn how to make a parchment, how to make a goose quill write, how to join a medieval codex, and most important of all, 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.

Farga Palace

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

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 the services mentioned are by appointment.

Proposals for schools

The Ripoll Ethnographic Museum also wants to get closer to the little ones and to schools, in order to make the recent past known, how people lived a hundred years ago, what customs they had, what toys they played with,... All this is transmitted thanks to guided tours adapted to all kinds of public and educational workshops where you can put into practice what has been seen throughout the visit.

In addition, there is also the possibility of visiting the Scriptorium and the Palau de Ripoll Forge, 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.


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


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