SPECIAL EXHIBITION

ADVENT AT THE HAUS ZUM KIRSCHGARTEN

03.12.2017 TIL THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY 2018

The Haus zum Kirschgarten is once again gearing up for the festive season: From the first Sunday in Advent, Basel’s grandest mansion will be full of sparkling Christmas trees. 

REISSUE

SHEIKH IBRAHIM

From 15.10.2017

October 15 th, 2017 marks the bicentenary of the death of Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784–1817). The Historisches Museum Basel is therefore honouring the famous explorer, who as Sheikh Ibrahim travelled all over the Near East, with an extensively revised and expanded edition of a biography that has long been out of print. It is also staging a small exhibition about him inside the house in which he grew up, the Haus zum Kirschgarten.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

DOMESTIC CULTURE IN BASEL IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY

The Haus zum Kirschgarten was built as both private residence and business premises for the silk ribbon manufacturer Johann Rudolf Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780. Since it first opened as a museum in 1951, it has traditionally been a museum of domestic life: half of its fifty rooms are devoted to showing how people in 18th- and 19th-century Basel lived.

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EXHIBITIONS & ACTIVITIES

> Magnet Basel – Job seekers, refugees, adventurers (28.4.–1.10.2017)

Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen Fenster> Permanent Exhibition

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Advent at the haus zum Kirschgarten 

03.12.2017 til the beginning of January 2018

The Haus zum Kirschgarten is once again gearing up for the festive season: From the first Sunday in Advent, Basel’s grandest mansion will be full of sparkling Christmas trees. The fir trees displayed in the historical interiors of the Museum of Domestic Culture will each be decorated in a different style. Distributed between the ground floor and the toy department in the attic, they will tell the story of Christmas tree decorations from their modest beginnings in the early 19th century to the present, from simple ornaments such as apples and nuts to costly baubles made of glass, paper and metal.
As always, only real trees will be used.

YOUR VISIT

Admission
AdultsCHF 10.
Reduced rate*CHF  5.–
Combi-Ticket for all three housesCHF 23.–

*Applies to young people under 20 or up to 30 if they are still in education or training

FREE ENTRY
  • Children under the age of 13
  • Members of the Verein für das Historische Museum Basel
  • Members of ICOM/VMS
  • Holders of the Museums-PASS-Musées, Swiss Museum Pass or
GUIDED TOURS

All guided tours cost CHF 5.– as well as the admission to the museum.

Opening Hours
Tuesday till Friday, Sunday   10 am–5 pm
Saturday2 pm–5 pm

The following rooms will not be accessible until 8.12.2017: Visitenstube, Empire-Zimmer, Jugendstil-Zimmer

Holidays

Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einOpening hours Holidays 2017

HAPPY DAY & HAPPY HOUR

 

  • Happy Day: Free entrance on the first Sunday of the month (except special exhibition)
  • Happy Hour: Free admission during the last hour of the day (Tue–Sat)
Group Tours
up to 15 people CHF360.–
up to 25 people CHF430.–
up to 15 people* CHF560.–
up to 25 people* CHF630.–

*Applied to tours outside normal opening hours.

Inquiries about Guided Tours and Groups

Group visits must be booked at least two weeks in advance and can be combined with refreshments if you wish. We look forward to receiving your inquiry at Tel. +41 61 205 86 00 or by E-Mail.

Guided Tours
  • Basel's residential culture in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Pastimes - Clock and watch collection of the Historical Museum Basel

For more information about our offers click Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen Fensterhere.

Picnic & Catering

The museum’s romantic garden complete with a pavilion dating from 1780 is an especially inviting place to linger in the summer months: Here, from May to September, visitors can picnic between 12 noon and 2 pm. The so’up team would be happy to provide you with all sorts of tasty treats. 

ROOM RENTALS

Various rooms in the HMB’s four museums can be rented for private or company functions. A complete overview of our facilities can be found Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen Fensterhere.

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GETTING THERE

Museum für Geschichte

Barfüsserplatz
CH - 4051 Basel
Tram no. 3/6/8/11/14/17
to Barfüsserplatz

Museum für Wohnkultur

Elisabethenstrasse 27–29
CH - 4051 Basel
Tram no. 2 to Kirschgarten

Museum für Musik

Im Lohnhof 9
CH - 4051 Basel
Tram no. 3 to Musikakademie