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Exhibition
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Wild Boar and Lettuce

Today: Closed

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.


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

Swiss National Holiday 2022

01 August 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2023: 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
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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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Haus zum Kirschgarten Vestibül
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Ein Bürgerhaus erzählt – Rundgang durch das Haus zum Kirschgarten

Tomorrow 29 June 2022 | 12.30 PM - 1.15 PM

Das Haus zum Kirschgarten wurde 1775–1780 als Wohn- und Geschäftshaus für den Basler Seidenbandfabrikanten Johann Rudolf Burckhardt erbaut. Seit seiner Eröffnung 1951 gilt das Haus zum Kirschgarten traditionell als Wohnmuseum: Von den 50 Ausstellungsräumen ist die Hälfte der ...
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Haus zum Kirschgarten Vestibül
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Blechspielzeug, Puppen und Baukästen – Hauptwerke der Spielzeugsammlung

20 July 2022 | 12.30 PM - 1.15 PM

Seit Beginn der Museumsgeschichte wurde Kinderspielzeug in die Sammlung aufgenommen. Und so besitzt das HMB eine bemerkenswerte Sammlung von frühem Spielzeug: Holzfiguren aus dem Erzgebirge, Blechspielzeug und Papiertheater aus Württemberg, Puppen aus Frankreich und ...
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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.
Read more