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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.

Leaps in Time – A Brief History of Basel

A brief history of Basel from the earliest signs of human activity to the present.

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Übermensch – Friedrich Nietzsche and his Afterlife

This exhibition to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of the famous German cultural critic and philosopher presents Friedrich Nietzsche.

Public Enemy – Bruno Manser and the Rainforest

Bruno Manser (1954–2005) was Switzerland’s best known environmentalist and human rights activist during his lifetime.

Museum Hunt – Missing Treasures

Embark on an exciting quest for missing treasures on behalf of a British family member. Can you solve the puzzle?

Wild Boar and Lettuce – Strasbourg Faience and Dining Culture

They count among the great treasures of the art of porcelain-making: tureens in the shape of animals and deceptively real-looking plates of olives or lettuce.

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.

Barfüsserkirche: Building

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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Wheelchair access

WLAN
Free wifi

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

WLAN
Free wifi

Musikmuseum: Building

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

Opening times
View

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

Information for people with restricted mobility at zugangsmonitor.chInformation for the hearing impaired at zugangsmonitor.chInformation for the visually impaired at zugangsmonitor.chAccessibility
Limited wheelchair access

WLAN
Free wifi

 
Contact

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

Reception: +41 61 205 86 00
Message: +41 61 205 86 02
historisches.museum(at)bs.ch

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