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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

Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

26 December 2021: 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM

27 December 2021: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2021: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2021: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


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.


Dear Visitors of the Anatomical Museum of Basel,

we are delighted to welcome you again in our Museum from Monday, May 25th 2020. Most parts of our permanent and featured exhibitions are now open to the public. The Museum is regularly cleaned and disinfected, and visitors are guided so as to be able to keep to social distancing rules throughout the exhibitions.

Our Museum staff are always happy to answer your questions regarding hygiene and safety.

We can only accept cash, credit card payment is unavailable. We take CHF or EUR.

Please keep the following rules to protect yourselves and our staff:

●      Keep a distance of 2 m from other visitors.

●      Disinfect your hands upon entering (dispenser located by the door), acknowledge our suggestions displayed on the information board and adhere to the guiding signs on the floor and walls.

●      The wearing of a face mask is highly recommended. Please bring your own mask, especially if you belong to a high-risk group.

●      Groups of up to 5 people are allowed.

●      The number of visitors is limited to 30, but our measures ensure that queues are unlikely.

For groups of up to 4 people our guided tours and workshops are still available (by appointment only).

The cantonal authorities continuously revise the situation and will reassess the measures by June 8th.

Should you have any questions, please call us at 061 207 35 35 .

We are working to add new features to help you explore our exhibitions from new angles even despite social distancing rules.

Thank you for your understanding! We are happy to welcome you again!


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