Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten,
Elisabethenstrasse 27, 4051Basel
The magnificent Kirschgarten House – built between 1775 and 1780 as the home and office of a Basel silk ribbon manufacturer – is one of Switzerland’s principal museums of domestic life.
The magnificent Kirschgarten House - built between 1775 and 1780 as the home and office of a Basel silk ribbon manufacturer - is one of Switzerland's principal museums of domestic life. Laid out on two floors, period rooms depict life during the 18th and 19th centuries in Basel. Special collections of international significance are also on display: the Nathan-Rupp and Dr. Eugen Gschwind watch and clock collections, as well as toys, Basel silver and a number of scientific instruments.