Historisches Museum Basel - Barfüsserkirche

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About the institution

The Basel Historical Museum is housed in three separate buildings and ranks among the most important museums of cultural history on the Upper Rhine. It probes the past, illuminates the present and thinks the future.

The permanent exhibition spotlights Basel's historic identity at the crossroads between three cultures: Swiss, German and French. Several hundred historical accounts and art works trace aspects of the city's history over the last thousand years. Among the highlights are fragments of the Basler Totentanz (Dance of Death) and the Basel Cathedral treasure. The tapestries from Basel illustrate both medieval fantasy worlds and scenes of everyday life. The Renaissance and Baroque collections feature the "Kunstkammer” or collection of curiosities as a world model, while another section is devoted to the region's rich archaeological heritage.

The other houses of the Basel Historical Museum:
Haus zum Kirschgarten




Barfüsserplatz 7 | 4051 Basel
T +41 (0)61 205 86 00

tram 3/6/8/11/14/15/16/17 > Barfüsserplatz, tram 6/10/16/17 > Theater
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - partly accessible




CHF 15.-
*Reduced: CHF 5.-
Children aged 13 and under are admitted free
Combi-ticket: CHF 20.-, *reduced CHF 10.- (for Barfüsserkirche, Museum of Music, Haus zum Kirschgarten)
Special rates apply for exhibitions
Group rate (from 10 people): CHF 10.- *Applies to people under 20

and/or up to 30 if still in education or training
Happy Day: 1st Sun in the month free Admission (except special exhibitions)
Happy Hour: permanent Exhibition Tue-Sat: last hour, Admission free

Museums-Pass Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission
colourkey Free admission

Opening hours

Tue - Sun 10 - 17 h

Special opening hours

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2018: closed
25.12.2018: closed
26.12.2018: 10 - 17 h
31.12.2018: 10 - 17 h
01.01.2019: closed