About the institution

The Anatomical Museum of the University of Basel was founded by Prof. Carl Gustav Jung in 1824. Original preparations of human body parts, organs and tissue are displayed in the museum. They are shown in a systematic and topographic order and describe the structure of the human body. Exhibits of prenatal development are also shown. Of particular interest is the skeleton, which was prepared by Andreas Vesale in 1543 in Basel, the oldest anatomical preparation of a skeleton in the world.




Pestalozzistrasse 20 | 4056 Basel
T +41 (0)61 207 35 35 | Fax +41 (0)61 207 39 39

tram 11 > St. Johanns-Tor, bus 30/33 > Kinderspital UKBB, bus > 31/36/38 Metzerstrasse
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible - partly accessible - please contact museum in advance


CHF 8.-/5.-

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

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 14 - 17 h; Sun 10 - 16 h