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Exhibition
Ausstellung Kinder? Kinder! mit Besucherinnen im Museum in Augusta Raurica
Exhibition

Augusta Raurica

Children? Children! Searching for traces in Augusta Raurica

Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

14 March 2013 - 31 January 2021

Who were the children of Augusta Raurica? What kind of childhood did they have? Did they have toys? Did they go to school? Or did they, like the adults, have to work? During the town’s heyday, some 15,000 people lived in Augusta Raurica. One third were less than 15 years old! However, evidence attesting to children and adolescents is rarely found. The exhibition traces the youngest inhabitants of Augusta Raurica and provides an exciting insight into their everyday lives 2000 years ago.


Augusta Raurica, Ausstellung Kinder? Kinder!, Foto: Susanne Schenker
Museum

Augusta Raurica

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Giebenacherstrasse 17,  4302  Augst

Opening Hours

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

From 1st until 26th March the museum is closed for renovation.
During this time the Roman house is accessible free of charge.

Roman house:
Individual visitors and families: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
There is a maximum number of visitors allowed in the Roman house. Please be patient.

Animal park & Protected Houses
10 am - 5 pm

Groups, schools and guided tours: 9:00am - 12:00pm.
Reservation in advance is highly recommended.

Visitors to the museum and the Roman house as well as participants in workshops and guided tours from 12 years of age are required to wear a face mask.


Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

31 December 2021: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


Institution

Due to the measures to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) decided by the Federal Council, the Roman Museum Augusta Raurica (including the Roman House), the animal park and the protected houses will remain closed until 28 February 2021.

Off to visit the Roman period! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and on display in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.

Events in the Roman theatre
An ambience reminiscent of 1800 years ago: the tiers of the impressive theatre in Augusta Raurica at the time would have been packed with up to 10,000 spectators. Today, there is seating for only 2,000 visitors. The atmosphere, however, is still beyond compare.
www.theater-augusta-raurica.ch

The largest Roman festival in Switzerland takes place in Augusta Raurica annually on the last weekend in August. The colourful festival is well known far and wide and attracts thousands of visitors delighted to be transported back to the Roman period. One of the secrets of its success is its unique atmosphere. Surrounded by authentic monuments and entertaining spectacles, visitors learn about modern scientific research presented in an easily comprehensible manner.

The next Roman festival will take place on 28 & 29 August 2021.
ww.roemerfest.ch

Admission

Full price: CHF 8.–
Adults

Reduced rate: CHF 6.–
Children/young people, school children, students (up to 26 years)
AHV recipients (pensioners)
Groups of more than 10, per person

Special rate: CHF 4.–/ CHF 3.–
Holders of a BaselCard or Gästekarte Baselland

Free entry
Children (under 6 years)
Schools/student groups from the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Aargau
Teachers preparing lessons
Adults accompanying school classes (max. 5)
IV pension recipients and a companion

More special rates: https://www.augustaraurica.ch/en/visit/useful-information/admission-fees/

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

train S1 from Basel SBB > Kaiseraugst, bus 81 from Basel Aeschenplatz > Augst

Accessibility

Museum accessible, outdoors partly accessible with accompanying person
Exhibition
Junge Weideschweine am Spielen im Tierpark in Augusta Raurica
Exhibition

Augusta Raurica

Augusta Raurica animal park

Permanent exhibition

Roman travellers were greeted at the gates of Augusta Raurica by an ostentatious funerary monument of a confident individual which paid homage to his influential family. Nowadays the monument stands in front of the east gate and, surrounded by an idyllic animal park with rare ...
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Der grösste Silberschatz der Spätantike im Museum Augusta Raurica
Exhibition

Augusta Raurica

The largest bronze model of a Roman city. Hands on Augusta Raurica!

Permanent exhibition

In the wide space between the museum and the theatre of Augusta Raurica is a further attraction presented: the largest bronze model of a Roman city. With a dimension of 4.8 x 2.8 meters, it gives an impressive picture of the grandeur of the former metropolis.
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Event
Guided tour for families through the Roman House
Guided Tour Children

Augusta Raurica

CANCELED: Guided tours for families

14 March 2021 | 1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Due to the current situation, all guided tours are cancelled until March 29th.

An exciting tour, perfectly tailored to the needs of families. In the authentic reconstruction of a Roman house you will discover, with opportunities for hands-on experience, what everyday ...
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Familien hören gespannt bei der Führung durchs Römerhaus zu
Guided Tour Children

Augusta Raurica

CANCELED: Guided tour for families

28 March 2021 | 1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

Due to the current situation, all guided tours are cancelled until March 29th.

An exciting tour, perfectly tailored to the needs of families. In the authentic reconstruction of a Roman house you will discover, with opportunities for hands-on experience, what ...
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Guided tour in Augusta Raurica
Guided Tour

Augusta Raurica

Augusta Raurica in a nutshell

04 April 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Guided tour in German.
Setting off from the big bronze model of the town, you will discover everything on this introductory tour which is worth knowing about the public life of a Roman town. You will see round the Roman house, with its authentic furnishings and fittings, ...
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Villa René Clavel in Augusta Raurica
Guided Tour

Augusta Raurica

The villa of René Clavel, lover of antiquities

05 April 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.15 PM

Guided tour in German

High above Augusta Raurica, surrounded by a well-maintained historical park, is the country estate of chemist, pilot and globetrotter René Clavel (1886-1969). As part of an exclusive tour, we will guide you through the house with its original ...
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