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Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten

Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten houses the most inclusive and diverse collection of historical and cultural artefacts on the Upper Rhine and is one of the largest museums of its kind.
History and tradition
Basel
Switzerland
It runs three separate sites: whereas the Barfüsserkirche and the Haus zum Kirschgarten both boast a wide range of exhibits, the Museum of Music has a much narrower focus. All three sites are historical buildings. While this gives visitors an authentic whiff of times past, it also limits the amount of exhibition space available. In total, the museum has some 6,200 m2 of exhibition space at its disposal. The museum is funded by the Canton of the City of Basel.

The Haus zum Kirschgarten ranks among the most important museums of domestic life in Switzerland. It was built as both private residence and business premises for the silk manufacturer J.R. Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780. The period rooms showing how people lived in 18th and 19th century Basel are spread over two storeys. The premises also houses special collections of international standing: the Nathan Rupp and Dr. Eugen Gschwind collection of clocks and watches, collections of scientific instruments, faience from Strasbourg, silverware made in Basel, and toys.
Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten
Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten
Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten
Opening hours

WED-SUN 11:00-17:00h
Address
Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten
Elisabethenstrasse 27
4051
Basel
Switzerland
+41 61 205 86 00

47.552082, 7.591208