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Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Digital: Kurzführungen in den Ausstellungen

05 July 2020 | 12.00 AM - 11.59 PM

Kurzführungen in den Ausstellungen
Barfüsserkirche Aussenansicht

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Barfüsserplatz 7,  4051  Basel

Foto: Andreas Niemz

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  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

Swiss National Holiday 2020

01 August 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2020/2021

23 December 2020: Closed

24 December 2020: Closed

25 December 2020: Closed

26 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2020: Closed

29 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2021: Closed

02 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

03 January 2021: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


The Basel Historical Museum with its three sites is widely regarded as the most important museum of cultural history on the Upper Rhine. It collects, conserves, records and researches objects and artefacts of relevance to our cultural heritage for future generations, tells visitors the story of Basel, and is a place for discourse and engagement with both present and future.
The Basel Historical Museum, housed in the Barfüsserkirche since 1894, shows selected aspects of the history of Basel from prehistoric times to the present. The focus of the exhibits from the pre-Reformation period is on sacred works of art such as the Basel Dance of Death and Basel Cathedral Treasury. The exhibition in the basement, headed “Understanding the World”, comprises a magnificent array of medieval tapestries with their fantasy worlds and scenes of real life, the Renaissance and Baroque collections, now grouped together in one “Great Cabinet of Curiosities”, and Basel’s rich archaeological heritage. Among the other highlights are the coin cabinet and the Burgundian Booty.




CHF 15.- / CHF 8.-*

Combi-ticket: CHF 20.- / CHF 10.-* (for Barfüsserkirche, Musikmuseum, Haus zum Kirschgarten)
*For young people under 20 and up to 30 if still in education or training.

Group rate (from 10 people): CHF 12.-

Free admission for children aged up to 13

Happy Day: 1st Sunday of the month free admission (except special exhibitions)
Happy Hour: Free admission for the last hour of the day (except Sundays, holidays and special exhibitions)

Special exhibitions are subject to special rates and conditions.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission


tram 3/6/8/11/14/15/16/17 > Barfüsserplatz,
tram 6/10/16/17 > Theater
Glaubenswelten des Mittelalters Altarkreuz

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Medieval Worlds of Faith

Permanent exhibition

Showcased here will be medieval works of art from churches in Switzerland and on the Upper Rhine. The impressive sculptures attesting to the veneration of saints are a reminder of how society was pervaded by the Christian faith and the church and of the influence they have ...
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Zeitsprünge - Basler Geschichte in Kürze

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Leaps in Time

Permanent exhibition

From Neanderthals to a pharmaceutical hub: Visitors embark on a tour of 100,000 years of Basel history with a selection of 50 objects and 100 milestones, six film spots on recent history, and an interactive installation of facts and images telling of the city’s development up ...
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Der Basler Koran

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

The Basel Quran

02 July 2019 - 16 August 2020

The manuscript penned in Egypt or Syria in 1242 was brought to the Council of Basel from Constantinople in 1437. It later served the Zurich theologian Theodor Bibliander (1509–1564) as a source text for his Latin translation of the Quran, which was printed in Basel by Hans ...
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Photograph: zeppelin flies over the Basel Cathedral

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

The Medieval and the Modern – Photographs of the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection

18 July 2020 - 04 October 2020

For centuries church towers served to make a city’s wealth and power visible for miles around. In the nineteenth century secular buildings began vying with them for attention. Some impressive photographs from the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection bring that time of technical ...
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Barfüsserkirche Aussenansicht

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Unerhörtes aus dem Loiretal - Neue Musik aus dem Leuven Chansonnier

26 July 2020 | 5.15 PM - 6.15 PM

Eine Veranstaltungsreihe des Vereins ReRenaissance

Es geschehen immer wieder Zeichen und Wunder: Man glaubt, alle erhaltenen Quellen seien bekannt, alles, was noch da ist, sei im Wesentlichen erfasst – da taucht eine neue Quelle auf! Vor wenigen Jahren wurde eine ...
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