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Exhibition
Glaubenswelten des Mittelalters Altarkreuz
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Medieval Worlds of Faith

Today: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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 retained to this day.


© Historisches Museum Basel, Foto: Natascha Jansen
Museum
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

Christmas / New Year 2019/2020

23 December 2019: Closed

24 December 2019: Closed

25 December 2019: Closed

26 December 2019: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2019: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2019: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2019: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2019: Closed

31 December 2019: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2020: Closed

02 January 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

03 January 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

04 January 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

05 January 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Basel Museums Night 2020

17 January 2020: 6.00 PM - 12.00 AM

18 January 2020: 12.00 AM - 2.00 AM


Carnival 2020

02 March 2020: Closed

03 March 2020: Closed

04 March 2020: Closed


Easter 2020

10 April 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

11 April 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

12 April 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

13 April 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


May Day 2020

01 May 2020: Closed


Ascension Day 2020

21 May 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2020

31 May 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 June 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Art Basel 2020

15 June 2020: Closed

16 June 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

17 June 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

18 June 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

19 June 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

20 June 2020: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

21 June 2020: 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


Institution

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.

 

 

Admission

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

Access

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

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
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Leaps in Time

22 June 2019 - 29 August 2021

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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Zeitsprünge - Basler Geschichte in Kürze
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Leaps in time - A Brief History of Basel

24 November 2019 | 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

The exhibition Leaps in Time will provide a brief history of Basel from the earliest signs of human activity there to the present. Visitors will be piloted through 100,000 years of history by some hundred exhibits, including key evidence of some of the great milestones of the past.
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Zeitsprünge - Basler Geschichte in Kürze
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Zuwanderung und Migration in der Basler Geschichte

27 November 2019 | 12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

Die Führung durch die Ausstellung «Zeitsprünge» gibt einen Überblick über 100'000 Jahre Basler Geschichte. Ausgewählte Exponate, Filme und Medieninstallationen führen durch die Zeit - von den ersten menschlichen Spuren bis zu den wichtigen Themen der jüngsten Geschichte und ...
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Zeitsprünge - Basler Geschichte in Kürze
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Zeitsprünge - Basler Geschichte in Kürze

11 December 2019 | 12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

Die Führung durch die neue Ausstellung «Zeitsprünge» gibt einen Überblick über 100'000 Jahre Basler Geschichte. Ausgewählte Exponate, Filme und Medieninstallationen führen durch die Zeit - von den ersten menschlichen Spuren bis zu den wichtigen Themen der jüngsten Geschichte ...
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Zeitsprünge - Basler Geschichte in Kürze
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Leaps in time - A Brief History of Basel

15 December 2019 | 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

The exhibition Leaps in Time will provide a brief history of Basel from the earliest signs of human activity there to the present. Visitors will be piloted through 100,000 years of history by some hundred exhibits, including key evidence of some of the great milestones of the past.
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Der Basler Koran
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

The Basel Quran

02 July 2019 - 05 January 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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Der Basler Koran
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Der Basler Koran

08 December 2019 | 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Die 1242 in Ägypten oder Syrien entstandene Handschrift wurde 1437 aus Konstantinopel ans Basler Konzil gebracht. Sie diente später dem Zürcher Theologen Theodor Bibliander (1509–1564) bei der Vorbereitung seiner lateinischen Koranübersetzung, die 1543 in Basel von Hans ...
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Public Enemy – Bruno Manser and the Rainforest
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Public Enemy – Bruno Manser and the Rainforest

06 September 2019 - 01 March 2020

Bruno Manser (1954–2005) was Switzerland’s best known environmentalist and human rights activist during his own lifetime. He ventured to Borneo in Malaysia to study the language and culture of the Penan, one of the last nomadic peoples on earth. As an activist he was ...
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Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Gold & Glory – Gifts for Eternity

11 October 2019 - 19 January 2020

To celebrate the millennium of the consecration of Basel Cathedral in the presence of Emperor Henry II in the autumn of 1019 the Basel Historical Museum will be staging a special exhibition called «Gold & Glory – Gifts for Eternity» at the Kunstmuseum Basel.

This ...
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Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Übermensch – Friedrich Nietzsche and his Afterlife

16 October 2019 - 22 March 2020

«God is dead!» Thus spake Nietzsche as early as 1882, whereupon he had to grapple with the questions to which his prophetic declaration gave rise, specifically that of a new morality and how life might still be made meaningful even without religion. Nietzsche’s controversial ...
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