The Sardinian Ethnographic Museum is a complex of buildings where you can discover the tangible and intangible legacy and the modern-day history of a population, that of Sardinia, in what is the most complete exhibition of folk traditions on the Island. Built between the 1950s and 1960s, this is now one of the most-visited museums on Sardinia, thanks to its well-curated representation of the island's cultural and artisanal treasures.
The exhibits include clothes, textiles, jewellery, utensils, musical instruments and the famous wooden carnival masks associated with ancient pagan rituals. These artefacts of everyday use and ceremonial objects tell us, through the skilled hands of artisans and artists of bygone days, of an ancient culture that grew out of external traditions grafted onto the strong, deep roots of an age-old civilisation, now waiting to be rediscovered.
With a section dedicated to over 600 varieties of traditional breads, the museum is also a tribute to traditional foods and flavours, covering every aspect of the lives of the Sardinian people.