Historisches Museum Basel - Haus zum Kirschgarten

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About the institution

The magnificent Haus zum Kirschgarten - built between 1775 and 1780 as the home and office of a Basel silk ribbon manufacturer - is one of Switzerland's principal museums of domestic life. Laid out on two floors, period rooms depict life during the 18th and 19th centuries in Basel. Special collections of international significance are also on display: the Nathan-Rupp and Dr. Eugen Gschwind watch and clock collections, as well as toys, Basel silver and a number of scientific instruments.

The other houses of the Basel Historical Museum:




Elisabethenstrasse 27 | 4051 Basel
T +41 (0)61 205 86 00

tram 1/2 > Kirschgarten
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Disabled visitors




CHF 10.-
*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 5.-

*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

Wed - Sun 11 - 17 h

Special opening hours

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2018: closed
25.12.2018: closed
26.12.2018: 11 - 17 h
31.12.2018: 11 - 17 h
01.01.2019: closed

Historisches Museum Basel: Haus zum Kirschgarten
Historisches Museum Basel: Haus zum Kirschgarten