About the institution

The Kunstmuseum Basel's main building will be closed until mid-April 2016 for renovations and the construction of an underground passage connecting it to the new building. Eminent works from the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel will still be on view through 2015, primarily in these two exhibitions:

Cézanne to Richter - Masterpieces of the Kunstmuseum Basel
03.02.15 to 21.02.2016 at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald - Masterpieces of the Kunstmuseum Basel
11.04.2015 to 28.02.2016 at the Museum der Kulturen Basel

The Bistro is open.

The bookshop in the main building is closed. A satellite branch offering a small selection of literature has been set up in the library, which remains open.

The shop at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst is open and offers an enlarged selection.

The Kunstmuseum Basel is about to undergo a major transformation. Across Dufourstrasse an exhibition building is rising that will satisfy the highest contemporary standards for the presentation of art. With these changes, the museum lays the foundation for a future worthy of its tradition as a leading international art institution. It looks forward to welcoming future generations of art and architecture fans to the Kunstmuseum Basel, home to the city's famous-and the world's oldest-public collection of art.




St. Alban-Graben 16 | 4010 Basel
T +41 061 206 62 62 | Fax +41 061 206 62 52

Tram 2/15 > Kunstmuseum
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible


Bookshop, Bistro


CHF 15.-/8.-special admission fees for temporary exhibitions

Admission to the Museum für Gegenwartskunst will be free from February 3rd to the end of 2015.

Opening hours

Tue - Sun 10 - 18 h