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Musikmuseum Kesselpauke
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Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

Switzerland's largest collection of musical instruments

Today: Closed

Permanent exhibition

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 electronically via a screen.


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

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu Closed  |  We Closed  |  Th Closed  |  Fr Closed  |  Sa Closed  |  Su Closed

May Day 2020

01 May 2020: 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
Exhibition
Musikmuseum Kesselpauke
Exhibition

Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

Switzerland's largest collection of musical instruments

Permanent exhibition

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

Abgesagt: Zupfen, Pfeifen, Hämmern - Die bunte Welt der Tasteninstrumente

19 April 2020 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Eine klingende Führung zu den Tasteninstrumenten des Musikmuseums

Bei dieser Führung gibt es die Tasteninstrumente des Musikmuseums nicht nur zu sehen, sondern auch zu hören. Lauschen Sie den zarten Klängen der Cembali, den sanften Tönen eines Clavichords, den ...
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Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

Abgesagt: Orgelklänge auf alten Musikinstrumenten. Mit Studierenden der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

30 April 2020 | 12.30 PM - 1.30 PM

Studierende der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis der Orgelklasse von Prof. Tobias Lindner bringen frischen Wind in die alten Blasebälge unserer Instrumente. Lauschen Sie zur Mittagszeit einem bunten Repertoire auf dem Regal und dem Positiv «ab Yberg».
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Guided Tour

Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

Alle Vögel sind schon da – Es zwitschert im Musikmuseum. Vogelstimmen, Flötenklänge und Frühlingslieder

03 May 2020 | 11.15 AM - 12.15 PM

Bei diesem Rundgang durchs Musikmuseum leiten uns versteckte Vogelnestchen hin zu besonders schönen, kostbaren Musikinstrumenten der schweizweit einzigartigen Sammlung. Wir werden Frühlingslieder singen und entdeckte Vögelchen zum Zwitschern, Pfeifen und Rufen bringen.
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