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.
Back to Roman times! 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
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
Since it was founded in 1966, Basel's Jewish Museum has assembled a cultural-historical collection unique in Europe. In 2016 it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a display of noteworthy artifacts, such as textiles, ceremonial objects, everyday items, and a Torah arc from the former Jewish prayer room in Solothurn (1893).
For the first time, a chronological exhibition presents the history of Switzerland from a Jewish perspective. For the past two millennia, Jews have been courted and oppressed, integrated and persecuted. And today? What is taking place in contemporary Swiss-Jewish culture?
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
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