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Museum

Cartoonmuseum Basel

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

St. Alban-Vorstadt 28,  4052  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  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

May Day 2021

01 May 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


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

28 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


Institution

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kind devoted exclusively to satirical art – from the caricature to the comic. The Late Gothic building on its historic site also includes an unexpected new building by Herzog & de Meuron. Varying, attractively designed exhibitions on political and social themes show the considerable scope of the humorous drawing and the great diversity of artistic techniques. Equal attention is paid to both classical works, some from the museum’s own stocks, and contemporary works.

Admission

Sfr. 12.— Adults
Sfr. 7.— Disabled persons and students up to 25 years
Children up to ten years free

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum
Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Postponed to 2021: Big City Life

13 February 2021 - 20 June 2021

On the basis of Frans Masereel’s famous woodcuts, impressive testimonies to the human condition in the city during the interwar period, the exhibition «Big City Life» at Cartoonmuseum Basel presents originals by comics artists – works that are either set in the city or are ...
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Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

How to build a city?

18 April 2021 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

In the exhibition «Big City Life», very different means of expression are used to present cities. Equipped with all kinds of materials, you will become an urban planner in this workshop, designing your own high-rises, laying out streets and squares, and building bridges. ...
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Special

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Wednesday morning talk

21 April 2021 | 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Life in the big city is fast, loud, colourful and varied – and has always been a fascinating motif for artists. Museum director Anette Gehrig and artist Helge Reumann from Western Switzerland guide visitors through the exhibition “Big City Life”, stopping at selected works.
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Curator-guided tour

25 April 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Life stories shaped by the big city are the subject of countless novels, films and comics, in which the city takes on many roles: It can be a spectacular setting, remain in the background as an extra, or even become the main protagonist. The guided tour through «Big City ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Sunday guided tour

02 May 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Life stories shaped by the big city are the subject of countless novels, films and comics, in which the city takes on many roles: It can be a spectacular setting, remain in the background as an extra, or even become the main protagonist. The guided tour with Murielle Cornut ...
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Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

How to build a city?

09 May 2021 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

In the exhibition “Big City Life”, very different means of expression are used to present cities. Equipped with all kinds of materials, you will become an urban planner in this workshop, designing your own high-rises, laying out streets and squares, and building bridges. From ...
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Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Future comic-book hero(in)es

15 May 2021 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

How can comics be more feminist, inclusive and diversity-conscious? In this workshop, comics artist Kati Rickenbach not only presents fascinating best-practice examples, but also helps you to directly wield a pencil yourself and to put your own creations on paper. Develop ...
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Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

How to build a city?

16 May 2021 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

In the exhibition “Big City Life”, very different means of expression are used to present cities. Equipped with all kinds of materials, you will become an urban planner in this workshop, designing your own high-rises, laying out streets and squares, and building bridges. From ...
Read more