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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

Rausch – Extase – Rush

October 26 2023 – June 30 2024  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission

The exhibition explores the phenomenon of euphoria and its impacts. Open until 30 June 2024.

Special exhibition

Ligeti Labyrinth

An Exhibition Celebrating the Centenary of the Composer György Ligeti’s Birth

November 30 2023 – April 7 2024  |  Musikmuseum
German, English, French  |  Admission

He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Many original manuscripts are on display in the exhibition and media stations invite visitors to experiment with his music. Open until 7 April 2024.

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.

Mini-exhibition

Wild Boar and Lettuce

Strasbourg Faiences and Dining Culture

June 8 2018 – December 31 2026  |  Haus zum Kirschgarten
German, English, French  |  Admission

They are among the great treasures of ceramic art: the works from the Strasbourg faience factory of the Hannong family.

Readings of a Basel Couple in the Late Middle Ages

September 12 2023 – March 11 2024  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission

An early example of reading for an urban audience has survived in the form of a couple's library.

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.

Mini-exhibition

Inventarium

A Documentation of the General Inventory

June 29 2022 – …  |  Barfüsserkirche
German, English, French  |  Admission

The «Inventarium» is a small exhibition about collecting and organising things and knowledge in the museum

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
historisches.museum(at)bs.ch

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