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.

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EVENTS

So, 03.06.2018
11.00

Familienführung

FAMILIENFÜHRUNG Wassermusik - Regen, Bäche, Fluss und Meer

Christine Erb

FAMILIENFÜHRUNG Wassermusik - Regen, Bäche, Fluss und Meer

So, 03.06.2018
11.00

Familienführung, Christine Erb

Für das Spiel mit Klängen und Rhythmen inspiriert und das Wasser. Wir lernen die "Wassermusik" berühmter Komponisten kennen und auch das Experimentieren kommt nicht zu kurz.

 

Für Familien mit Kindern ab 5 Jahren

So, 10.06.2018
15.00

Guided Tour

GUIDED TOUR A cabinet of curiosities

Giovanna Baviera

GUIDED TOUR A cabinet of curiosities

So, 10.06.2018
15.00

Guided Tour, Giovanna Baviera

Having supper on your table-organ? Teaching a tune to your canary with a serinette? These and many other less common instruments will be explored in this English language-tour of the unusual, unique and sometimes rather eccentric highlights of the Museum's collection.

So, 24.06.2018
11.15

Öffentliche Führung

FÜHRUNG Die Schätze des Musikmuseums

Kathrin Melanie Menzel

FÜHRUNG Die Schätze des Musikmuseums

So, 24.06.2018
11.15

Öffentliche Führung, Kathrin Melanie Menzel

Eine Führung mit Kathrin Menzel zu den Prunkstücken der Sammlung

So, 24.06.2018
15.00

Öffentliche Führung

FÜHRUNG Forte und Piano: die Geschichte des Klaviers

Martyna Kazmierczak

FÜHRUNG Forte und Piano: die Geschichte des Klaviers

So, 24.06.2018
15.00

Öffentliche Führung, Martyna Kazmierczak

Haben Mozart, Beethoven und Chopin auf der selben Sorte Klavier gespielt? Warum war das Klavier überhaupt eine revolutionäre Erfindung? Und wie spiegelt die Entwicklung des Tasteninstruments unsere Geschichte wieder?

Begleiten Sie uns durch die Geschichte des Klaviers – und spitzen Sie Ihre Ohren, wenn die Originale zum Klingen gebracht werden.

So, 21.10.2018
13.00

Besondere Veranstaltung

Tag des Clavichordes: die Schweizerische Clavichordgesellschaft zu Gast im Musikmuseum

Isabel Münzner

Tag des Clavichordes: die Schweizerische Clavichordgesellschaft zu Gast im Musikmuseum

So, 21.10.2018
13.00

Besondere Veranstaltung, Isabel Münzner

Kosten: Eintritt ins Museum

EXHIBITIONS

> NEW at the Museum of Music (from 16.03.2018)

> Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterPermanent Exhibition

UPCOMING

NEW at the Museum of music

FROM 16.03.2017

A Teddy Riedo bass, a bassoon with a clarinet attached to it – there were some curious and costly additions to the collection of musical instruments at the Historisches Museum Basel in 2017, and these are now to be go on show to the public. Students in the composition class of Johannes Caspar Walter at the Hochschule für Musik have written some new works for the recently restored Weber Unica Pianino of 1925.

YOUR VISIT

Admission
AdultsCHF10.–
Reduced rate*CHF5.–
Group rate (from 10 people)CHF5.–
Combi-Ticket for all three housesCHF20.–/*10.–

*Applies to people under 20 and/or up to 30 if 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 Sunday11 am–5 pm

 

 
Holidays

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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)

The museum is partially wheelchair accessible.

PRICES Group Tours

Base rate during the opening hours CHF 280.–*, entrance fees excl. (VAT incl.)
Base rate outside the opening hours CHF 380.–*, entrance fees excl. (VAT incl.)
*Groups up to 25 people


Inquiries about Guided Tours and Groups

Group visits must be booked at least two weeks in advance. 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.

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

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

Barfüsserkirche

Barfüsserplatz 7
CH - 4051 Basel
Tram no. 3/6/8/11/14/17
to Barfüsserplatz

Haus zum Kirschgarten

Elisabethenstrasse 27
CH - 4051 Basel
Tram no. 2 or 1 to Kirschgarten

Musikmuseum

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