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Haus zum Kirschgarten Vestibül
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Albert E. Hoffmann und das Münchensteiner Eisenbahnunglück

28 August 2022 | 11.00 AM - 11.45 AM

Albert E. Hoffmann war, wie alle Basler, tief beeindruckt vom schweren Eisenbahnunglück, das sich 1891 in Münchenstein ereignete. Hoffmann beschrieb das Unglück in seinem Tagebuch und besuchte in den Tagen nach dem Unglück mehrmals die Unfallstelle. Die szenische Führung spielt in der Zeit kurz nach dem Unglück. Der Zeitpunkt eignet sich als Anknüpfungspunkt für viele Geschichten, nicht zuletzt für Überlegungen zur Entwicklung der Mobilität aus der Sicht eines Vielreisenden.

© Historisches Museum Basel, Foto: Natascha Jansen
Museum

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 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 Haus zum Kirschgarten was built for the silk ribbon manufacturer and army colonel Johann Rudolf Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780. The mansion designed by the architect Johann Ulrich Büchel attests to his client’s wealth and status and is a tour de force of early Neoclassical style, influenced in part by Masonic concepts. It has been a museum of domestic culture since 1951. Most of the interior is devoted to the 18th- and 19th-century period rooms formerly inhabited by Basel’s bourgeoisie. But the museum also houses several special collections and hosts mini-exhibitions, such as that on Sheikh Ibrahim.

Admission

CHF 10.- / CHF 5.-*

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 8.-

Free admission for children aged up to 13

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

Special exhibitions are subject to special rates and conditions.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2 > Kirschgarten
Exhibition
Haus zum Kirschgarten Vestibül
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

The magnificent Kirschgarten House

from 24 February 1951

The magnificent Kirschgarten House - built between 1775 and 1780 as the home and office of a Basle silk ribbon manufacturer - is one of Switzerland's principal museums of domestic life. Laid out on two floors, period rooms depict life during the eighteenth and nineteenth ...
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Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Wild Boar and Lettuce

08 June 2018 - 31 December 2023

Among the great treasures of porcelain art are the animal-shaped tureens and deceptively real-looking plates of olives or lettuce made by the Strasbourg manufactories. This new show will present these exquisite pieces in the larger context of the dining culture of that era.
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Event
Special

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Albert E. Hoffmann und das Münchensteiner Eisenbahnunglück

16 October 2022 | 11.15 AM - 12.00 PM

Albert E. Hoffmann war, wie alle Basler, tief beeindruckt vom schweren Eisenbahnunglück, das sich 1891 in Münchenstein ereignete. Hoffmann beschrieb das Unglück in seinem Tagebuch und besuchte in den Tagen nach dem Unglück mehrmals die Unfallstelle. Die szenische Führung ...
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Portrait von Scheich Ibrahim
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Vom Exotischen und Fremden fasziniert – Scheich Ibrahim reist in den Orient

26 October 2022 | 12.30 PM - 1.15 PM

Zu Zeiten Napoleons fand der Basler Johann Ludwig Burckhardt eine Anstellung als englischer Spion im Nahen Osten. Burckhardt hätte eigentlich den Karawanenweg durch die Sahara ins sagenumwobene Timbuktu auskundschaften sollen - doch alles kam anders! Unter seinem Decknamen ...
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