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Blick in die historische Abteilung

Anatomisches Museum der Universität Basel

Historical Preparations

Today: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Permanent exhibition

In addition to contemporary exhibits, the Museum possesses numerous, valuable, historical preparations which have been restored using the latest techniques. They are now presented in new displays. Of special historical interest, is the skeleton prepared in 1543 by Andreas Vesal in Basel, which is reputed to be the oldest anatomical preparation in the world. There is also a preparation made in 1573 by Felix Platter and wax models made in 1850 by Carl Gustav Jung. The body cross-sections (slices) made by Hanson Kelly Corning in 1900 form the anatomical basis of modern clinical body-imaging techniques.

Anatomisches Museum Basel

Anatomisches Museum der Universität Basel

OpenClosed | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Pestalozzistrasse 20,  4056  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM  |  Tu 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM  |  We 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa Closed  |  Su 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM


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.


CHF 8.00 / reduced 5.00

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission


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


wheelchair available