PREVIEW

Up Beat!
Metronomes & Musical Time

20.01.2017–04.02.2018

Music is a temporal art. The metronome, which first came onto the market 200 years ago, seems to make musical time measurable. It certainly changed people’s feel for tempi with lasting effect. “A Tempo!” tells the story of the metronome drawing on a large collection of examples.

About the exhibition
PERMANENT EXHIBITION

DISCOVER THE VARIETY OF EUROPEAN INSTRUMENTS

The Museum of Music is housed in the Lohnhof, a building steeped in history. Originally part of a abbey, the Lohnhof was used as a prison right up to 1995. Unlike its erstwhile inmates, today’s visitors to the Lohnhof are at liberty to roam through Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments. Spread over three floors, the Museum of Music boasts some 650 instruments spanning five centuries of music history. Interactive screens allow visitors to bring the instruments inside the display cases to life by replaying samples and listening to what they sound like when played. On your tour of the museum you will have a chance to hear all sorts of music, from the familiar to the curious.

More about the exhibition

EXHIBITIONS

> Up Beat! Metronomes and Musical Time (20.1.–20.8.2017)

> Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterPermanent Exhibition

YOUR VISIT

Admission
AdultsCHF10.–
Reduced rate*CHF5.–
Combi-Ticket for all three housesCHF23.–

*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 Times
Wednesday till Saturday2–6 pm
Sunday11 am–5 pm
New opening times from 2.1.2018
Wednesday till Sunday11 am–5 pm
Holidays

Opening times Holidays 2017

HAPPY DAY & HAPPY HOUR
  • Happy Day: Free entrance on the first Sunday of the month 
  • Happy Hour: Free admission during the last hour of the day (Wed–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 Tour
  • Strings, keys and trumpets - Highlights of the collection.

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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