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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.

Advent season – Seasonal exhibition & events

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

Borderlines – Basel 1933–1945

Basel Historical Museum is showing a special exhibition on Basel during the National Socialist era.

The Medieval & the Modern – Fotografien aus der Sammlung Ruth und Peter Herzog

Impressive photographs from the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection bring that time of technical feats and hopes back to life.

Letters from exiled authors – From the Otto Kleiber Archive

In cooperation with the University Library of Basel and for the first time, we are showing an exquisite selection of letters by exiled authors from the archives of the feature editor Otto Kleiber.

Leaps in Time – Publication available in the shop

The richly illustrated book accompanying the exhibition «Leaps in Time» is published in German and English.

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.

Important Information:
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. 

Due to the Covid-19 protection concept of the Basel Historical Museum, there may be waiting times when visiting the exhibition «Grenzfälle – Basel 1933–1945», especially on weekends. We recommend that you allow sufficient time for your visit and if possible put it on a working day. We thank you for your understanding.


Masks

In order to protect yourself and others, there is a general obligation to wear a mouth and nose mask in our showrooms.

Gebäude: Barfüsserkirche

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

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

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

Opening hours
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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
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 hours
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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