Formentera’s Ethnography Museum

On the main street of Sant Francesc you will find the Museu Etnologic. From an unassuming entrance next to a perfume store you climb some stairs, and opposite the offices of an insurance agent is a collection of tools that were used to work the land.

It’s a small museum with no information in English, but it does a good job of giving a sense of what it must have been like toiling on Formentera’s arid land in years gone by. It’s free, so take the time to pop upstairs for 10 minutes.

One curious thing to look out for is a small train which is displayed outside in a courtyard – just exit from the back door of the second floor to take a look. The train used to transport salt from Ses Salines to the port.

The signs inside say no photos, but the curator was kind enough to let me take a few. The collection is mainly made up of farming and fishing tools. There are also a few photos on display in the Museu Etnologic that show Formentera in an even less developed state.

Farming Tools

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Power Tools of Yesteryear

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Traditional Dress


Video of Ethnography Museum

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