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Museum der Kulturen Basel

History and tradition
The Museum der Kulturen Basel ranks among the leading ethnographic museums in Europe. The Museum's world-renowned collection numbers more than 340,000 objects. In order to regularly display and reposition collection pieces, the Museum organizes, in addition to its two permanent exhibitions, a number of special exhibitions each year with a focus on current as well as more general topics that shed light on the variety and diversity of cultural manifestations across the world. Visitors thus get to see the world with different eyes.

Temporary exhibitions

Museum der Kulturen Basel
Museum der Kulturen Basel
Das Museum ist in die Altstadt eingebettet
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Closed on
1st Wednesday of the month: until 8.00 pm

Exhibition "The Carnival of Basel":
Thu – Sat: 1.00 – 5.00 pm
Sun: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

On 28 February 2023 the exhibition "The Carnival of Basel" is open from 12.00 to 18.00.
Museum der Kulturen Basel
Münsterplatz 20
+41 61 266 56 00

47.557224, 7.590655