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29 November 2020 – 6 January 2021

Advent season

This year's Advent is under a common sign. The Musikmuseum and the Haus zum Kirschgarten will jointly enliven the pre-Christmas period with regular offers.

From November 29 to the first week in January 2021, festively decorated Christmas trees can be discovered in the Haus zum Kirschgarten. Guided tours, small musical performances and a search game await you.

Haus zum Kirschgarten


Historisches Museum Basel invites you to take part in atmospheric guided tours for young and old during the pre-Christmas period. Unfortunately this year we have to give up our traditional open singing. Instead we offer our visitors a small musical intermezzo after the guided tours on 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 20 Dec and 3 Jan.

To the current program

Search game & kids tinker bag

One special highlight for our visitors is the squirrel designed in keeping with the style of the ornaments on each tree that children – and not just children – will have lots of fun finding. 

Every Advent Sunday you will also receive a small craft bag that you can take home with you. It contains materials and instructions for four small projects each. The bags can be picked up at the respective cash desk throughout the week (as long as available).

Advent program in the Haus zum Kirschgarten & Musikmuseum

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

Reception: +41 61 205 86 00
Message: +41 61 205 86 02

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