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The secret counterfeiting workshop

Basel Holiday Pass
Aquamanile in Form eines Hundes oder Löwen, Spätmittelalter. Archäologische Bodenforschung Basel-Stadt, 2022/3.132, Foto: ABBS, Philippe Saurbeck
Sunday, October 6 and October 13, 2024, 2-4 p.m. each day
Meeting point: Museum entrance

Aspects of archaeology are taught in the special exhibition "Salvaged from the Underground" and the children are inspired by the mysterious ancient remains. They make their own found objects out of clay and invent stories to go with them.

For children aged 6 and over
Guided tour: Leander High, museum educator
Duration: 2 hours
Participation with vacation pass: Basel vacation pass required for children (registration:, adults free of charge
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Museum details

Unterer Rheinweg 26
+41 61 267 66 25
Free entry with the Museums-PASS-Musées
On 06 October 2024
On 13 October 2024

47.562046, 7.589685

Aquamanile (Handwaschgefäss) in Form eines Hundes oder Löwen, Spätmittelalter. Foto ABBS, Philippe Saurbeck
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