About the institution

The Museum der Kulturen Basel ranks among the leading ethnographic museums in Europe. The impressive collections (320,000 objects) including artefacts of world renown reflect the vast and varied scope of human ways of life. In addition to two permanent exhibitions, the museum stages three to five special shows every year - an inspiring opportunity to question our views of the "Other”, gain new insights, reflect on attitudes and reassess our own concept of "Self”.

Grasping Anthropology
Every first Wednesday of the month the museum organizes a forum to address a specific anthropological topic, discuss current social issues with visitors or simply tell stories from a new perspective, thereby revealing unexpected overlaps with our own daily life.

Basel Carnival
The Basel Carnival is a boundless feast of sounds, colours, dreams and fantasies, but also of biting critique and persiflage.

Opening Hours:
Thu - Sat 13 - 17 h
Sun 11 - 17 h

Website

www.mkb.ch

Address

Münsterplatz 20 | 4001 Basel
T +41 (0)61 266 56 00 | Fax +41 (0)61 266 56 05
info@mkb.ch

tram 6/8/11/14/15/16, bus 31/33/34/36/38 > Schifflände, tram 2/15 > Kunstmuseum
Map map.search.ch

Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - The museum is wheelchair accessible except for the Carnival exhibition

Service

Shop, Museumsbistro Rollerhof

Admission

Admission charges: Museum

Adults from age 20: CHF 16.00

Young people under the age of 20: CHF 5.00

Trainees under the age of 30

with proof of eligibility: CHF 5.00

Children under the age of 13: free

Disabled visitors with ID: CHF 11.-

Members of the Cultural Circle and ICOM/VMS: free

The entry charges can be paid in Euro
Happy Day: 1st Sun in the month free admission
Happy Hour: Tue - Sat 16 - 17 h free admission

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

Opening hours

Museum
Tue - Sun 10 - 17 h
Every first Wed of the month: 10 - 20 h

Opening Hours Exhibition The Basel Carnival
Thu - Sat 13 - 17 h
Sun 11 - 17 h

Special opening hours

1 May (Labour Day)
01.05.2016: 10 - 17 h

Ascension Day
05.05.2016: 10 - 17 h

Pentecost
15.05.2016: 10 - 17 h
16.05.2016: 10 - 17 h

1 August
(national holiday)

01.08.2016: 10 - 17 h

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2016: closed
25.12.2016: 10 - 17 h
26.12.2016: 10 - 17 h
31.12.2016: closed
01.01.2017: 10 - 17 h

The Museum der Kulturen with a beautiful rooftop of irregular folds, designed by Herzog & de Meuron
The Museum der Kulturen with a beautiful rooftop of irregular folds, designed by Herzog & de Meuron