Historisches Museum Basel – Barfüsserkirche

The Historisches Museum Basel housed in the Barfüsserkirche since 1894 shows selected aspects of the history of Basel from prehistoric times to the present.

The focus of the exhibits from the pre-Reformation period is on sacred works of art such as the Basel Dance of Death and Basel Cathedral Treasury. The exhibition in the basement headed “Understanding the World” comprises a magnificent array of medieval tapestries with their fantasy worlds and scenes of real life, the Renaissance and Baroque collections now grouped together in one “Great Cabinet of Curiosities”, and Basel’s rich archaeological heritage. Among the other highlights are the coin cabinet and the Burgundian Booty.

opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday:
10am – 5pm

Visitor's Pass

CHF 5.- discount on admission

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Barfüsserplatz 7
4051 Basel

+41 61 205 86 00


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