Historical Museum, Basel - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)
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About Historical Museum

The Basel Historical Museum first opened in the year 1894, it is one of the largest museums in Switzerland and is a heritage site of National importance. The Historical Museum has three sites- Barfüsserkirche, Haus Zum Kirschgarten, and Musikmuseum. Each is displaying a collection of a different theme.

Hence, they are amongst the list of places to see in Basel. A visit to all three museums is a delight and a dive into the history of Basel and Europe. Barfüsserkirche, which means (Barefeet Church) is located in the city centre and displays the collection of Upper Rhine’s most comprehensive cultural history.

Haus Zum Kirschgarten was built from 1777 to 1780 for Basel’s trim and ribbon industry, and it is a gorgeous piece of architecture. The museum has 50 exhibition rooms out of which most are dedicated to showing the 18th and 19th-century simple living spaces in Basel. The displays have a professional collection of paintings, porcelain, furniture and toys.

Musik museum showcases the history of European music of five centuries in the exhibitions that have three main theme points- The Instruments from the 16th to the 20th century; choirs, Concerts and dance; and Parades, ceremony and signal-to-noise. If you are a melomaniac of sorts, then you are sure to enjoy the museum’s informative tour.

Best time to Visit- July - September
Entry fee-
- Musikmuseum: CHF 15 
- Barfüsserkirche: CHF 10
- Haus Zum Kirschgarten: CHF 10
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