CABINET EXHIBITION

The Marble Portraits of the Burckhardt Boys by Ferdinand Schlöth

One of the most famous Swiss sculptors of the 19th century was born in Basel two hundred years ago, on 25 January 1818: Ferdinand Schlöth (1818–1891).
Thanks to a generous gift from a private collector, the first two commissioned works that Schlöth sculpted while in Rome have now been reunited. The life-size marble statue of six-year-old Martin E. A. Burckhardt (1841–1903), which has been in the collection of the HMB for over thirty years, has now been joined by his four-year-old younger brother, Friedrich Albert (1843–1886). Sculpted in Carrara marble, these portrait statues of the sons of the Basel businessman and physician, Martin Burckhardt-His (1823–1903), show how aspirational Basel’s middle classes were becoming at the time.

REISSUE

SHEIKH IBRAHIM

October 15 th, 2017 marks the bicentenary of the death of Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784–1817). The Historisches Museum Basel is therefore honouring the famous explorer, who as Sheikh Ibrahim travelled all over the Near East, with an extensively revised and expanded edition of a biography that has long been out of print. It is also staging a small exhibition about him inside the house in which he grew up, the Haus zum Kirschgarten.

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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

DOMESTIC CULTURE IN BASEL IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY

The Haus zum Kirschgarten was built as both private residence and business premises for the silk ribbon manufacturer Johann Rudolf Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780. Since it first opened as a museum in 1951, it has traditionally been a museum of domestic life: half of its fifty rooms are devoted to showing how people in 18th- and 19th-century Basel lived.

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EVENTS

Do, 23.08.2018
12.30

Öffentliche Führung

FÜHRUNG: Strassburger Fayencen, Kachelöfen und Tafelkultur in Basel

Margret Ribbert

FÜHRUNG: Strassburger Fayencen, Kachelöfen und Tafelkultur in Basel

Do, 23.08.2018
12.30

Öffentliche Führung, Margret Ribbert

Im 18. Jahrhundert prägten die hochwertigen Produkte der Strassburger Fayencemanufaktur die festlichen Tafeln und die Wohnräume der Basler Oberschicht. Die hohe Qualität der Erzeugnisse machte die Geschirre auch für fürstliche Hofhaltungen attraktiv. Doch gab es deutliche Unterschiede zwischen bürgerlicher und fürstlicher Tafelkultur.

Do, 20.09.2018
12.30

Öffentliche Führung

FÜHRUNG: Scheich Ibrahim alias J. L. Burckhardt

Thomas Hofmeier

FÜHRUNG: Scheich Ibrahim alias J. L. Burckhardt

Do, 20.09.2018
12.30

Öffentliche Führung, Thomas Hofmeier

Johann Ludwig Burckhardt hat unter dem Decknamen Scheich Ibrahim jahrelang den Orient bereist und darüber ausführlich berichtet. In Basel hat er hingegen nur wenige Spuren hinterlassen, weil er auf seiner Forschungsmission verstorben ist. Zum 200. Todestag erinnert das Historische Museum Basel an seine Tage.

EXHIBITIONS & ACTIVITIES

> Magnet Basel – Job seekers, refugees, adventurers (28.4.–1.10.2017)

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION

UPCOMING

WILD BOAR AND LETTUCE

FROM 08.06.2018

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 made at the Hannong faience manufactory in Strasbourg. A new presentation on the ground floor of the Haus zum Kirschgarten will turn the spotlight on these exquisite wares and view them in the context of the dining culture of that era. The scope of the new presentation in the former kitchen and housekeeping rooms will be broadened to include Basel-style 18th-century cuisine.

YOUR VISIT

ADMISSION FEE

Adults CHF 10.–
Reduced rate CHF 5.–*
Combined ticket offer, access to all three museums CHF 20.– / CHF 10.–*
Group rate, 10 people and more CHF 5.–
*Applies to people under 20 and/or up to 30 if 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 Hours

Wednesday till  Sunday  11 am–5 pm

 

HOLIDAYS

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HAPPY DAY & HAPPY HOUR
  • Happy Day: Free entrance on the first Sunday of the month (except special exhibition)
  • Happy Hour: Free admission during the last hour of the day (Wed–Sat)

The museum is not 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 Tours
  • Basel's residential culture in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Pastimes - Clock and watch collection of the Historical Museum Basel

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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

Haus zum Kirschgarten

Elisabethenstrasse 27
CH – 4051 Basel

Tram no. 2 or 1 to Kirschgarten