About the institution
With over 6000 teddy bears, dolls, toy grocers' shops, doll houses and carousels, the Toy Worlds Museum Basle is unparalleled in Europe. The collection of over 2500 teddies is the world's largest of its kind. In addition to the enthralling exhibition, the Ristorante La Sosta, with its seasonal dishes and tasty snacks, invites you to linger a while. The museum shop is also well worth a second look, offering a wide range of gifts and mementoes.
The most modern audio systems are available to people with limited hearing and to hearing aid users. They are available free of charge from the cash desk for use on guided tours or at interactive displays.
Steinenvorstadt 1 | 4051 Basel
T +41 (0)61 225 95 95 | Fax +41 (0)61 225 95 96
tram 3/6/8/11/14/15/16 > Barfüsserplatz, tram 10 > Theater
Wheelchair accessible - The Museum, Restaurant and Shop are wheelchair-accessible. Access to the restaurant from the entrance area is via a 440 cm long, 110 cm wide ascending ramp (9.41% / 6.24°). A portable ramp can be set up from the entrance area to the shop.
All museum floors are accessible via a lift (door width 79.8 cm, depth 115 cm) with no thresholds or obstructions. The disabled toilet on the 1st floor is wheelchair-accessible: door width 79 cm, sitting height 41 cm, hinged handles and hand-rails are provided. The washbasin is designed for wheelchair users and the mirror positioned lower accordingly.
All museum rooms have parquet floors.
The restaurant and shop have stone floors.
The restaurant presents no problems for wheelchair users and is accessible via a 440 cm long, 110 cm wide ascending ramp (9.41% / 6.24°).
A special mobile, collapsible ramp with side rail (200 cm long, 82 cm wide) is available.
How to get here:
The use of public transport is recommended: From the SBB station, tram No. 8 to the "Barfüsserplatz” stop or tram No. 11 to the "Theater” or "Barfüsserplatz” stop. From the Badischer Bahnhof station, tram No. 6 to the "Barfüsserplatz” or "Theater” stop.
You may also come by car or use the Basle Municipal Disabled Persons Transport Service (Tel. 061 666 66 66, advance notification required!). Stopping briefly in front of the museum to allow passengers to get into or out of the car is permitted. Disabled parking spaces are available in the nearby "Steinen” and "Elisabethen” multistorey car parks.
Two wheelchairs are available in the museum for wheelchair users and persons with walking difficulties.
The interactive information systems on the various floors can be pulled down to sitting height.
Ristorante La Sosta and Museum shop, daily from 10 to 18
Free admission for children up to 16. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult
Museums-Pass Free admission
Swiss Museum Pass Free admission
January - November: Tue - Sun 10 - 18 h
December: daily 10 - 18 h
Special opening hours
24.12.2017: 10 - 16 h
26.12.2017: 10 - 18 h
31.12.2017: 10 - 16 h
01.01.2018: 10 - 18 h
30.03.2018: 10 - 17 h
31.03.2018: 10 - 18 h
01.04.2018: 10 - 18 h
02.04.2018: 10 - 18 h
1 May (Labour Day)
01.05.2018: 10 - 18 h
10.05.2018: 10 - 18 h
20.05.2018: 10 - 18 h
21.05.2018: 10 - 18 h
31.07.2018: 10 - 17 h
01.08.2018: 10 - 18 h