Historisches Museum Basel - Musikmuseum

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About the institution

Switzerland's largest collection of musical instruments is on display in the historic Lohnhof building. Musical instruments from five centuries are shown in both their musical and social contexts and grouped according to musical genres or to the occasions on which specific instruments were played. Visitors can also hear how the instruments sound. An electronic screen provides additional information.

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




Im Lohnhof 9 | 4051 Basel
T +41 (0)61 205 86 00

tram 3 > Musik-Akademie
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - partly accessible




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 Wed-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