The museum exhibits various dioramas on pig slaughtering, utensils and tools used in the last 150 years to prepare and produce meat and cured meat and sausages, old machines and photographs. It has a point of sale and artisan cured meats and sausages can also be sampled.
The Sausage museum was inaugurated in 1993 to commemorate the first licence granted to the Sala family, 150 years prior, allowing them to produce sausages in Castellfollit de la Roca, a product with a long tradition in this town in Girona.
The tour through the inside begins in a hall where showcases exhibit prehistoric objects and drawings depicting the life of the first human hunters.
After this introduction, visitors can see the meat packing machines used at this factory and others during the 19th century. Dioramas show the process of slaughtering pigs, with the participation of the slaughterman and the mondonguera, who is responsible for filling and making the sausage.
There are also some early 20th century photographs of the Sala family. It also displays the wooden troughs where the ground meat was mixed with the other ingredients, as well as the utensils that were used in the slaughter, along with other objects related to factory operations.
The museum has a car park that can be used by coaches and a shop, with sausages from the area, as well as other items related to its production. Visitors will also find many businesses around the museum that sell homemade sausages.
Castellfollit de la Roca is a lovely little town set on a basaltic cliff. Its most emblematic feature is the volcanic stone houses in the old quarter, which date back to the Middle Ages and are perched on the cliff. This cliff is a natural lookout that has been shaped by the many years of erosion caused by the Fluvia and Turonell Rivers.