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.
From 21 August 2020, Basel Historical Museum is showing a special exhibition on Basel during the National Socialist era.
Impressive photographs from the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection bring that time of technical feats and hopes back to life.
Experience Basel history from home?
Click here for the online guided tours.
In our online shop, we offer you publications as well as other selected products.
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.
Due to the protective measures against the corona virus, we do not hand out headphones and tablets. You are kindly asked to use your own equipment.