Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

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About the institution

The Basel Museum of Ancient Art is the only Swiss museum devoted exclusively to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region. The permanent exhibition contains ancient art mainly from Egyptian, Greek, Italic, Etruscan and Roman cultures. Located in the heart of the city of Basel, the museum is a place where the ancient world is regularly cast in a new light.



St. Alban-Graben 5 | 4010 Basel
T +41 (0)61 201 12 12 | Fax +41 (0)61 201 12 10

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum

Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible


Our bistro serves coffee, lunches, mediterranean snacks and cakes. We now also serve dinner on Thursdays and Fridays.

Small shop with a a curated selection of products inspired by the ancient world.


CHF 10.-/5.-
special admission fees for temporary exhibitions

Thursday and Friday: Free admission from 5 pm to the special exhibition and selected parts of the permanent collection.

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

Opening hours

Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 11 - 17 h; Thurs, Fri 11 - 22 h

(The Bistro is open on Thursday & Friday until 23 h and it is closed on Saturday and Sunday.)

Special opening hours

1 May (Labour Day)
01.05.2018: closed

Ascension Day
10.05.2018: 11 - 17 h

20.05.2018: 11 - 17 h
21.05.2018: closed

1 August
(national holiday)

01.08.2018: closed

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2018: closed
25.12.2018: closed
26.12.2018: closed
31.12.2018: closed
01.01.2019: closed