The magnificent Kirschgarten House

Collection display

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

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