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.




Im Lohnhof 9 | Post: Steinenberg 4 | 4051 Basel
T +41 (0)61 264 91 60 | Fax +41 (0)61 205 86 01

tram 3 > Musik-Akademie
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - partly accessible - please contact museum in advance


CHF 10.-/5.-. Special fares during the temporary exhibitions

Happy Day: 1st Sun in the month free Admission (except special exhibitions)
Happy Hour: permanent Exhibition Wed-Sat: last hour, Admission free
Happy Hour: temporary Exhibition Wed-Sat: last half an hour, Admission free

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

Opening hours

Wed - Sat 14 - 18 h; Sun 11 - 17 h

Special opening hours

04.06.2017: 11 - 17 h
05.06.2017: closed

1 August
(national holiday)

01.08.2017: closed

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2017: closed
25.12.2017: closed
26.12.2017: closed
31.12.2017: closed
01.01.2018: closed