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Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

ABGESAGT: Adventssingen im Musikmuseum – Advent in Basel und in der Ferne

06 December 2020 | 4.00 PM - 5.00 PM

Gemeinsam lassen wir das Musikmuseum erklingen. Wir singen Weihnachtslieder zum Advent in Basel aber auch Lieder aus dem Tirol und der Ferne. Singen Sie mit – wir freuen uns auf Sie!

© Historisches Museum Basel, Foto: Peter Portner
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Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

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

Carnival 2021

22 February 2021: Closed

23 February 2021: Closed

24 February 2021: Closed


Easter 2021

02 April 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

03 April 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

04 April 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

05 April 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


May Day 2021

01 May 2021: Closed


Ascension Day 2021

13 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2021

23 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

24 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

26 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2021: Closed

28 December 2021: Closed

29 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2022: Closed


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.

With over 3,300 objects to its name, the Basel Historical Museum is in possession of Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments. The ca. 650 European instruments, spread over three floors, span five centuries of music history from the oldest drum dating from 1571 and a highly ornate viola da gamba by Joachim Tielke (ca. 1704) to the Weber Unika Orchestrion of 1925. The 24 cells of the former prison serve as showcases in which visitors can admire instruments while calling up countless samples and additional information on an interactive screen. While touring the museum you will therefore hear all sorts of music, from the familiar to the bizarre.

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 3 > Musik-Akademie
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Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

Switzerland's largest collection of musical instruments

from 01 December 2000

Musical instruments from five centuries are shown in both their musical and social contexts and grouped according to musical genres or to occasions on which specific instruments were played. Visitors can also hear how the instruments sound and are given additional information ...
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Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

CANCELLED: Guided tour: A Musical Horoscope - Tracing star signs in the Musikmuseum

31 January 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Surprisingly almost all of the 12 star signs can be found on historical instruments in the collection.

Astronomy, stars and planets are things that were and are of interest for scientists and artists since the beginning of time. We can even find different ...
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Guided Tour Children

Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

ABGESAGT: Trommel, Waschbrett und Co. – Fasnachtsinstrumente gestern, heute und morgen

07 February 2021 | 11.15 AM - 12.15 PM

Interaktive Familienführung mit Schwerpunkt Trommeln und andere Schlaginstrumente

Auf einem spannenden Rundgang durchs Musikmuseum entdecken wir schöne, alte Trommeln aus halb Europa. Im Kursraum des Museums, dem «Roten Saal», gestalten wir spezielle Handschuhe, mit ...
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ABGESAGT: Frühlingsgefühle im Musikmuseum – Von verliebten Geigen und süßen Flöten

14 February 2021 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Bei diesem Rundgang durch das Musikmuseum gibt es zahlreiche verliebte Instrumente zu entdecken.

Was wäre wohl besser geeignet, um seine Gefühle auszudrücken, als ein Ständchen unter dem Fenster der Geliebten? Die Musikgeschichte ist voller romantischer Serenaden und ...
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