Private collection museum, founded in 1993 shows the visitor a large selection of pieces of the daily life of the island before the arrival of tourism.
Formentera Ethnographic Museum
✅ Founded in 1993 by private initiative.
✅ Currently managed by Consell Insular de Formentera.
✅ A window into the past in the center of Sant Francesc.
How to reach the Ethnographic Museum
To get to the Ethnographic Museum of Formentera, you must first get to the town of Sant Francesc and, once there, take Jaume I street where you will find access to the museum, which is located on the first floor.
History of the Ethnographic Museum of Formentera
The museum opened its doors in 1993 in the old premises known as “Sa Deportiva” in Can Carlos, thanks to the private initiative of Vicent Costa Mayans, known as Vicent des Ferreret.
Over the years the collection grew and due to different reasons it was decided to transfer all the exhibits to the current address on calle Jaume I, in the heart of the village.
Over the years, the Consell Insular de Formentera took over the management of the museum and, today, it is the insular institution that runs the ethnographic museum of Formentera, waiting to carry out the rehabilitation and reform of Can Ramón , where it is intended to definitively locate the collection and the museum.
A window to the past
With the arrival of tourism to Formentera, back in the 60s of the last century, the island experienced its particular “industrial revolution”.
The methods of life and sustenance lived up to then were disappearing to give way to an industry aimed at the hotel and services industry that demanded the continuous arrival of visitors.
The ethnographic museum of Formentera is a window to the past that, thanks to the pieces and information it shows us, offers us the possibility of opening a window to the island’s past.
A not so distant past.
Visiting hours of the Ethnographic Museum of Formentera
The museum can be visited from Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon.
From 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free.