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Basel Historical Museum

Inclusive offers

Basel Historical Museum with its 3 houses is committed to barrier-free access, as well as to the encounter and togetherness of people with and without impairments.

Technical equipment is available in all three houses: For guided tours, a microphone and headphones are used (suitable for induction loops), thus significantly improving the acoustics. The media stations are designed for hearing loops (t-loops) throughout.

Our eGuide can be used with both personal mobile devices and our tablets, so many object texts are available in German, English and French (currently only German in the Haus zum Kirschgarten), as are image and sound files. 3D tours, current or past exhibitions and video tours are available on our website. Audio tours are available via app: Download Google Play Store or Apple Store

We strive to offer as many inclusive tours as possible. Unfortunately, this is not yet possible to the full extent. For example, the Haus zum Kirschgarten is not wheelchair accessible. The restrictions are marked in the programme. We would be pleased if you could send us your feedback.

eGuide – Your electronical guide

Our eGuide takes you to selected objects in our houses.

HMB online: video series

Experience Basel history from home?
Click here for the online guided tours.

Music despite everything

In cooperation with «Musik trotz allem», the Musikmuseum offers in 2021 a music course for children and young people with and without disabilities.

Online tour

Discover the history of Basel from prehistory to today!
Barfüsserkirche
Haus zum Kirschgarten
Musikmuseum

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Barfüsserkirche

Barfüsserkirche: Building

About the house

Basel Historical Museum in the Barfüsserkirche has been showing selected topics on the history of Basel from prehistory to the present day since 1894.

Access information

There are stairs in front of the museum, which can be avoided by taking a small diversions. Parking spaces for the disabled are available next to the museum on Barfüssergasse. A lift provides access to all relevant parts of the building except the rear part of the church.
See also Procap access monitor (German only)

Barfüsserkirche: 3D view

Virtual Museum

Access monitor

Haus zum Kirschgarten

Haus zum Kirschgarten: Building

About the house

The Haus zum Kirschgarten was built between 1775 and 1780 for the silk ribbon manufacturer and colonel Johann Rudolf Burckhardt. The majority of the exhibition rooms are dedicated to bourgeois living in Basel in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Access information

Please note that there is a threshold to cross in front of the entrance. The exhibition area can also only be reached via steps and there are numerous stairs throughout the museum. The building has no lift and is not wheelchair accessible.
See also Procap access monitor (German only)

Haus zum Kirschgarten: 3D view

Virtual Museum

Access monitor

Musikmuseum

Musikmuseum: Building

About the museum

With more than 3,300 objects, Basel Historical Museum owns the largest collection of musical instruments in Switzerland. Around 650 European instruments from five centuries are presented on three floors in the Musikmuseum.

Access information

The lift provides access to all levels in the building with the exception of the cloakroom on the 1st basement floor. There is a wheelchair-accessible WC on the 3rd floor. A special wheelchair is available on site for visiting the so-called «exhibition cells», which are only about 60 cm wide.
See also Procap access monitor (German only)

Musikmuseum: 3D view

Virtual Museum

Access monitor

Partners

Culture Inclusive
Music despite everything
Hard of Hearing Association, Northwestern Switzerland

Our partnerships and cooperations are diverse and reflect the interconnectedness of our operations. We work with research institutions, public institutions, service providers and the media.

We are a proud label partner of Kultur Inklusiv.

 
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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