The Olivenza Ethnographic Museum was created in 1980 as a result of an ethnographic exhibition of the IV Week of Extremadura in the School.
In 1982 it was first opened to the public. Since then it has hosted numerous temporary exhibitions and conferences.
In 1985, the architect Manuel Fortea was commissioned to carry out an extension project, following the purchase of the King's Bakery building, work on which was carried out between 1988 and 1990. The installation was then carried out and on the 12th of July 1991 it was officially inaugurated.
Since April 9, 1997, the Museum has been overseen by a Consortium made up of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Government of Extremadura, the Olivenza City Council, the Caja Badajoz Foundation and the Badajoz Provincial Council.
Its more than 27 rooms occupy two floors of the Castle and two of the Cuartel del Asiento, or King's Bakery. The theme, for the most part, is ethnography, covering the various expressions of the culture of the town: work, housing of the various social classes, trades, education, leisure ... and non-ethnographic issues, such as archaeology with artefacts from the area, from the Neolithic, or sacred art.
Tuesday to Friday: 10:30-14:00 and 17:00-20:00
Saturday: 10:00-14:15 and 17:00-20:00
Tuesday to Friday: 10:30-14:00 and 16:00-19:00
Saturday: 10:00-14:15 and 16:00-19:00
Adults older than 15: 2,50€
Elderly older than 65 and groups: 1,50€
Children 14 or younger, schools, museum donors and ‘Amigos del Museo’ association: free
Plaza de Santa María (Inside the Castle)
0034 924 490 222