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Museums

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.

Vitra Design Museum

Deutschland

The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world’s most prominent museums of design.

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Kunsthaus Baselland

Basel Region

Kunsthaus Baselland is the Basel region's leading exhibition venue for contemporary art.

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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Basel Zentrum

Discover the archives of life. Lose yourself in the variety of our exhibitions. Learn exciting facts about exotic animals. Go back to the past, to the age of dinosaurs, even to the formation of the Earth.

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Pantheon - Museum für Oldtimer

Basel Region

The Pantheon is both an attractive event venue and a classic car workshop, as well as a classic car museum. During your visit, you will learn all about the history of the motor car.

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Schweizerisches Feuerwehrmuseum Basel

Basel Zentrum

Fire-fighting equipment, ranging from medieval hand-operated spraying devices to modern oxygen inhalers.

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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Basel Zentrum

With over 6000 teddy bears, dolls, toy grocers’ shops, doll houses and carousels, the Toy Worlds Museum Basel is unparalleled in Europe. The collection of over 2500 teddies is the world’s largest of its kind.

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Verkehrsdrehscheibe Schweiz und unser Weg zum Meer

Basel Zentrum

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.

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Spielzeugmuseum, Dorf- und Rebbaumuseum Riehen

Basel Region

The three departments of the Museum of Riehen are housed in the 17th-century Wettsteinhaus. The historic building provides an idyllic setting for one of the leading collections of European toys of every kind.

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Skulpturhalle Basel

Basel Zentrum

This is one of the largest collections of plaster casts of ancient sculptures.

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Schaulager

Basel Region

The Schaulager is an innovative institution for art that is neither a museum nor a traditional warehouse.

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Pharmaziemuseum der Universität Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Pharmaziemuseum Museum of the University of Basel currently contains one of the largest and most significant collections relating to the history of pharmacy.

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Museum Tinguely

Basel Zentrum

Situated directly on the Rhine, the Museum Tinguely, built after plans by the Ticinese architect Mario Botta, houses the greatest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925–1991), one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the 20th century.

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Museum.BL

Basel Region

The Museum.BL is an open and lively thematic museum for all children and grown-ups. It invites its visitors, especially families, to explore issues relating to the environment, the past and present-day life.

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Sammlung Friedhof Hörnli

Basel Region

This unique collection of items from funerary culture shows that everyone is not the same, even in death.

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S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum

Basel Zentrum

S AM – the Swiss Architecture Museum – seeks to enlarge our perception of architecture and urbanism.

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