Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche,
Barfüsserplatz 7, 4051Basel
The historical museum Basel is housed in three separate buildings and ranks among the most important museums of cultural history on the Upper Rhine.
The permanent exhibition spotlights Basel's historic identity at the crossroads between three cultures: Swiss, German and French. Several hundred historical accounts and art works trace aspects of the city's history over the last thousand years. Among the highlights are fragments of the Basler Totentanz (Dance of Death) and the Basel Cathedral treasure. The tapestries from Basel illustrate both medieval fantasy worlds and scenes of everyday life. The Renaissance and Baroque collections feature the "Kunstkammer” or collection of curiosities as a world model, while another section is devoted to the region's rich archaeological heritage.