Nearly 40 museums with spectacular collections and special exhibitions – unique in Switzerland and at the top of the international league too. If you want to understand why Basel’s residents are so keen on art, you should visit at least one of them.
Off to visit the Roman period! The largest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than thirty surprising, unique and exciting sights including the most impressive Roman theatre north of the Alps, the atmospheric Roman house and on display in the museum the largest collection of late antique silver.Details
Already in the 19th century, the Basel Historical Museum had been gifted with a number of sleighs from the 17th and 18th century. After 1930, coaches were increasingly added to the collection. Since 1981, when the former Carriage Museum opened in the Merian Gardens, the collection has grown continuously.Details
The House of Electronic Arts (HeK) is the national competence centre that deals with art forms that address and reflect upon new media and technologies.Details
With 60,000 drawings and watercolours, 250,000 prints and engravings, the Kupferstichkabinett of the Kunstmuseum Basel is not only the biggest in Switzerland, but also houses one of the world's most important collections of its kind.Details
The Pharmazie-Historische Museum of the University of Basel currently contains one of the largest and most significant collections relating to the history of pharmacy.Details
A shipping museum and an exhibition on current means of transport, all rolled into one: water, rail, road and air, with the focus on shipping.Details