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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

Easter 2024

29 March 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 March 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 March 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 April 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


May Day 2024

01 May 2024: Closed


Ascension Day 2024

09 May 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2024

19 May 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

20 May 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2024

01 August 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2024/2025

24 December 2024: Closed

25 December 2024: Closed

26 December 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2024: Closed

31 December 2024: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2025: 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 18 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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Event
Zweige mit bemalten Ostereiern
Workshop Children

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

In der Werkstatt des Osterhasen Ostereier bemalen

24 March 2024 | 11.15 AM - 1.15 PM

Bemalte Ostereier erfreuen sich zurecht grosser Beliebtheit, denn jedes Ei ist ein Kunstwerk in Miniaturformat. Im Workshop können verschiedene Techniken ausprobiert werden. Als Inspirationsquelle dient der prächtige Osterstrauss im Gartenpavillon mit über 150 handbemalten ...
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Zweige mit bemalten Ostereiern
Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Ein farbenfroher Ostergruss – Rundgang durch Garten und Haus zum Kirschgarten

27 March 2024 | 12.30 PM - 1.15 PM

Jedes Jahr zur Osterzeit erwartet ein opulenter Frühlingsstrauss, geschmückt mit über 160 kunstvoll gestalteten Eiern, die Besucher:innen im Gartenpavillon. Er bildet den Ausgangspunkt für einen kurzweiligen Rundgang durch die eleganten Räumlichkeiten des 1775–1780 erbauten ...
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