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Barfüsserkirche
Barfüsserkirche

Experience
history close up

Haus zum Kirschgarten: Vestibule
Haus zum Kirschgarten

Basel's greatest interiors
of the 18th century

Musikmuseum: Room: Concerts, Choirs and Dancing
Musikmuseum

Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments

BASEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

History comes alive

Basel Historical Museum with its three sites is widely regarded as the most important museum of cultural history on the Upper Rhine. It collects, conserves, records and researches objects and artefacts of relevance to our cultural heritage for future generations, tells visitors the story of Basel, and is a place for discourse and engagement with the past, present and future.
Programme

Christmas spirit at the Haus zum Kirschgarten – Seasonal exhibition

The Haus zum Kirschgarten enriches the pre-Christmas season with surprises for young and old.

Elegant Imbibing – Baroque Silver from a Basel Collection

How might we turn water into wine? Conjure the aromas of a festive spread? «Imbibe elegantly »? One of Switzerland’s most important private collections of Baroque silver is presented to the public for the first time in this special…

animalistic ! – The Sound of Animals

The special exhibition presents the many connections between animals and music.

Inventarium – A Documentation of the General Inventory

The «Inventarium» is a small exhibition about collecting and organising things and knowledge in the museum

Advent calendar

As a foretaste of the exhibition "Out of Use - Everyday Life in Transition", 23 March to 17 September 2023, we are showing in this Advent calendar objects in miniature format, like those found in doll's houses.

General Inventory

This major project involves the examination and detailed cataloguing of over 300,000 collection objects.

BASEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Our three sites

Each of our three sites is a museum in its own right with a modern and unique collection on a specific theme. Since all three are located within easy walking distance of each other, holders of a Combi-Ticket can visit all three museums in one day.

Gebäude: Barfüsserkirche

Barfüsserkirche has housed an exhibition on the history of Basel from prehistoric times to the present since 1894.

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Admission
Single ticket CHF 15.– / 8.– *

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Majority wheelchair access

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Free wifi
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Haus zum Kirschgarten: Building

Most of the interior is devoted to the 18th- and 19th-century period rooms formerly inhabited by Basel’s affluent bourgeoisie.

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Admission
Single ticket CHF 10.– / 5.– *

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No wheelchair access

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Free wifi
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Musikmuseum: Building

The 24 cells of the former prison serve as showcases for 650 musical instruments spanning five centuries.

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Admission
Single ticket CHF 10.– / 5.– *

Information for people with restricted mobilityInformation for the hearing impairedInformation for the visually impairedAccessibility
Limited wheelchair access

WLAN
Free wifi
Information video surveillance

 
Contact

Basel Historical Museum
Management & administration
Steinenberg 4
PO box
CH – 4001 Basel

Reception: +41 61 205 86 00
historisches.museum(at)bs.ch

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