Museu Etnogràfic de Ripoll Ripoll

Plaça del Abat Oliba s/n Ripoll

In 1929, the Ripoll Folklore Museum Archive was founded, which was installed in the attic of the old church of Sant Pere and was the first in Catalonia dedicated to ethnography. Over the course of seventy years and without interruption, he collected, preserved, studied and disseminated the heritage of our region.

The result is the Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll which, after ten years of readaptation, opened its doors again to continue preserving and enriching its collection and to once again show that legacy, which helps us understand a society based on a material and cultural heritage. intangible, of which the collections related to shepherds, the peasantry, trades, popular religiosity, the Catalan forge and wrought iron and portable firearms from Ripolles stand out.

The new headquarters, inaugurated in March 2011, invites you to take a tour—interesting for adults and children—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 visit two more spaces, the Scriptorium exhibition and the Farga Palau de Ripoll:


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

The Scriptorium of Ripoll is a permanent exhibition, which in an interactive and educational way, offers the possibility of learning about 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 is made to write, how a medieval codex was religated, and most important of all is that once the visit is over, he will be able to himself as a copyist monk, putting into practice what he learned at the exhibition.

Farga Palau

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 water wheel... and learn about the process by which ore becomes iron suitable for later work.

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

Ripoll Anti-Aircraft Shelter

The visit to the " Air raid shelter. Heritage and Historical Memory ", allows you to recover a part of the historical memory of the town, and consists of a tour through the center of the town to remember the Civil War and ends inside the shelter, where Those fateful days at the end of January and beginning of February 1939, in which Ripoll experienced four bombings, could be relived.


  • Educational service*.
  • Guided tours and workshops.
  • Investigation*.
  • Restoration and disinfestation*.

*All services mentioned are by appointment.

Proposals for schools

The Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll also wants to reach out to the little ones and schools, 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 transmitted thanks to guided tours adapted to all types of audiences and with educational workshops, in which what has been seen throughout the visit can be put into practice.

In addition, there is also the possibility of discovering the Scriptorium and the Farga Palau de Ripoll, two facilities managed by the Museum itself.

Thus, an educational service is available with different activity proposals that adapt to each school curriculum.

For school and group visits, it is necessary to 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 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 to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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


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