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Blick in das Münzkabinett in der Barfüsserkirche
Special Children

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Workshop zu Münzen im Mittelalter – Eigene HMB-Münze prägen

12 March 2023 | 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Für Familien

Blick in das Münzkabinett in der Barfüsserkirche © Historisches Museum Basel, Foto: Peter Portner
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

May Day 2024

01 May 2024: Closed

Ascension Day 2024

09 May 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Whitsun 2024

19 May 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

20 May 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Swiss National Holiday 2024

01 August 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2024/2025

24 December 2024: Closed

25 December 2024: Closed

26 December 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2024: Closed

31 December 2024: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2025: 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 18 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


partly accessible
Glaubenswelten des Mittelalters Altarkreuz

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Medieval Worlds of Faith

from 23 March 2018

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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Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Tanz ins Jenseits – Die Fragmente des Basler Totentanzes

12 May 2024 | 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Der Basler Totentanz entstand zur Zeit des Basler Konzils (1431–1448). Die ursprünglich auf der Innenseite der Friedhofsmauer des Predigerklosters gemalte Bildfolge zeigte auf 60 Metern Länge vierzig Todgeweihte verschiedener Stände. Beim Abbruch des Predigerklosters 1805 ...
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Glaubenswelten des Mittelalters Altarkreuz
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Glaubenswelten des Mittelalters – Welche Bedeutung haben religiöse Vorstellungen aus dem Mittelalter in unserer Gegenwart?

22 May 2024 | 12.30 PM - 1.15 PM

Die Präsentation mittelalterlicher Kunst im Historischen Museum Basel bietet spannende Einblicke in die Allgegenwart des christlichen Glaubens. Erlesene Bildwerke des 11. bis 16. Jahrhunderts entfalten im Chor der Barfüsserkirche ihre Schönheit und spirituelle Kraft.
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Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Leaps in Time

from 22 June 2019

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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Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Inventarium – Eine Dokumentation der Generalinventur im Historischen Museum Basel

29 June 2022 - 31 October 2025

Das «Inventarium» ist eine kleine Ausstellung über das Sammeln und Ordnen von Dingen und Wissen im Museum. Hier erfahren Besucherinnen und Besucher was eine Generalinventur ist und warum das Historische Museum eine solche braucht.

Was machen die «Inventis» in den ...
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Guided Tour Children

Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

Familienführung: Basel in der Box Verborgene Schätze für Gross & Klein

21 April 2024 | 11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Basels Geschichte ist eine Wunderkiste voller Überraschungen. Welchen Schatz bewachte der Lällekönig? Was hat ein Mülleimer in einer Museumsvitrine zu suchen? Warum hat die berühmte «Baslerin» eine Klappe im Kopf? Und wozu hat ein Basler Drache Feuer gespuckt? Kisten, ...
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