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Exhibitions

The Basel Historical Museum, with its three sites, constantly offers smaller and larger exhibitions.

Large exhibitions are accompanied by a wide range of guided tours and events.

Special exhibition

Preview: Borderlines

Basel 1933–1945

August 21 2020 – March 28 2021  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission + CHF 5.–

From 21 August 2020, Basel Historical Museum is showing a special exhibition on Basel during the National Socialist era.

Free weekend: Enjoy free admission to the exhibition on August 22 and 23!

Fotografien aus der Sammlung Ruth und Peter Herzog

July 18 2020 – October 4 2020  |  Barfüsserkirche
Admission

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

Collection presentation

Leaps in Time

A Brief History of Basel

June 22 2019 – …  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission

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

Display case

The Basel Quran

A contribution to intercultural dialogue

July 2 2019 – August 16 2020  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission

Starting in July, the Basel Historical Museum is to show the Basel Quran. The manuscript penned in Egypt or Syria in 1242 was brought to the Council of Basel from Constantinople in 1437.

Mini-exhibition

Wild Boar and Lettuce

Strasbourg Faience and Dining Culture

June 8 2018 – December 31 2021  |  Haus zum Kirschgarten
German, English, French  |  Admission

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.

Collection presentation

Medieval Worlds of Faith

A presentation of medieval art

March 23 2018 – …  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission

The presentation of medieval art in the Basel Historical Museum offers exciting insights into the omnipresence of the Christian faith.

Small collection presentation

Sheik Ibrahim

A Basel Sheikh in the Orient

October 15 2017 – …  |  Haus zum Kirschgarten
German, English, French  |  Admission

The Basel Historical Museum is honouring the famous explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784–1817), 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.

 
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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