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Geschmückter Weihnachtsbaum im Haus zum Kirschgarten
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

FAMILY STORY TOUR: Winter storytelling for children and grownups

01 December 2019 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

We stroll through the beautifully decorated Haus zum Kirschgarten and listen to winter and christmas tales. We will take our time to look at all the beautiful christmas trees aswell. There are some things to explore. For families with children

Adventszeit im Haus zum Kirschgarten. © Historisches Museum Basel
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

Permanent exhibition

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 2021

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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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Der Basler Daig wird ausgestochen - Der «Daig» im 18. Jahrhundert und die neuen Machthaber

16 August 2020 | 11.15 AM - 12.15 PM

Manch einer spricht heute noch vom «Basler Daig» und meint damit das Patriziat. Wie schaffte es dieser «Daig» im 18. Jahrhundert mit neuen Machthabern umzugehen, und welche politischen Strukturen veränderten sich? Die Kantonsteilung ist nur eine Konsequenz, welche uns bis ...
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Der Basler Daig wird ausgestochen - Der «Daig» im 18. Jahrhundert und die neuen Machthaber

30 August 2020 | 11.15 AM - 12.15 PM

Manch einer spricht heute noch vom «Basler Daig» und meint damit das Patriziat. Wie schaffte es dieser «Daig» im 18. Jahrhundert mit neuen Machthabern umzugehen, und welche politischen Strukturen veränderten sich? Die Kantonsteilung ist nur eine Konsequenz, welche uns bis ...
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Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Safari im Stadtpalais - Was zwitschert, brüllt, kräht und wiehert denn da?

06 September 2020 | 11.15 AM - 12.15 PM

Um Löwen, Kamele und Elefanten zu sehen, muss man nicht weit reisen. Komm mit auf Safari ins Haus zum Kirschgarten! Tiere sind beliebte Motive für allerlei Gegenstände und Verzierungen. Zusammen erkunden wir das Stadtpalais und entdecken, dass hier ein ganzer Zoo haust. So ...
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