About the institution

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kind devoted exclusively to satirical art - from the caricature to the comic. The Late Gothic building on its historic site also includes an unexpected new building by Herzog & de Meuron. Varying, attractively designed exhibitions on political and social themes show the considerable scope of the humorous drawing and the great diversity of artistic techniques. Equal attention is paid to both classical works, some from the museum's own stocks, and contemporary works.




St. Alban-Vorstadt 28 | 4052 Basel
T +41 (0)61 226 33 60 | Fax + 41 (0)61 226 33 61

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - No wheelchair-accessible WC - Only ground floor accessible


Shop with a big offer of Cartoon-postcards


CHF 12.-/7.-
Guided tour: Entrance CHF 5.- in addition

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

Opening hours

Tue - Sun 11 - 17 h

We are closed due to the rebuilding of the exhibition on:

Special opening hours

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