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Basel Historical Museum

Individual tours

We would be happy to guide you and your group through our museums. We offer both general tours as well as tours of any special exhibitions that are showing. The tours are 45 until 60 minutes long. Their exact content will be tailored to your needs as far as possible.

Further information on the content and costs of our tours and how to book them is provided here:

BARFÜSSERKIRCHE

Tours

  • Tour of the Barfüsserkirche – Highlights of the Collection
  • Leaps in Time – A Brief History of Basel
  • Baselstab and Basilisk – Emblems of a City
  • The Basel Dance of Death
  • The Basel Cathedral Treasury
  • Basel’s Guilds and Societies
  • Basel’s Fountains and Water Supply
  • Fantasy Worlds and Scenes of Real Life – Medieval Tapestries
  • A Mania for Collecting and Thirst for Knowledge – The Amerbach-Kabinett and other Basel Collections
  • The History of the World in the Palm of Your Hand – Coins and Medals
  • Hidden Worlds – Archaeology in Basel

Living History

Prices

During regular opening times for groups of up to 25 people CHF 280.– excl. admission

Outside regular opening times for groups of up to 25 people CHF 380.– excl. admission

Inquiries

Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. We look forward to receiving your inquiries by telephone: +41 61 205 86 00 or by e-mail: vermittlung.hmb(at)bs.ch.

HAUS ZUM KIRSCHGARTEN

Tours

  • Domestic Life in Basel in ca. 1800 – A Tour of the Haus zum Kirschgarten
  • Living and Working at the Haus zum Kirschgarten – The House and Its Occupants
  • Bidets and Powder Jars – On the History of Body Care
  • The Lure of the Exotic – Sheikh Ibrahim in the Orient
  • Timepieces and Scientific
  • Instruments Highlights of the Porcelain Collection
  • Highlights of the Toy Collection
  • Christmas Tree Decorations Through the Ages (in December)

Museum Hunt

  • Find your inner sleuth in the game “Museum Hunt – Missing Treasures”

Prices

During regular opening times for groups of up to 25 people CHF 280.– excl. admission

Outside regular opening times for groups of up to 25 people CHF 380.– excl. admission

Inquiries

Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. We look forward to receiving your inquiries by telephone: +41 61 205 86 00 or by e-mail: vermittlung.hmb(at)bs.ch.

MUSIKMUSEUM

Tours

  • Tour of the Musikmuseum – Highlights of the Collection
  • Tour of the Musikmuseum with a focus on: Keyboard Instruments, String Instruments, Woodwind or Brass
  • 500 Years of Music in Basel
  • The Basler Fasnacht
  • Sound Pictures – Musical Treasures from 16th-Century Basel

Living History

Prices

During regular opening times for groups of up to 25 people CHF 280.– excl. admission

Outside regular opening times for groups of up to 25 people CHF 380.– excl. admission

Inquiries

Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance. We look forward to receiving your inquiries by telephone: +41 61 205 86 00 or by e-mail: vermittlung.hmb(at)bs.ch.

 
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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