Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten

The Haus zum Kirschgarten was built for the silk ribbon manufacturer and army colonel Johann Rudolf Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780.

The mansion designed by the architect Johann Ulrich Büchel attests to his client’s wealth and status and is a tour de force of early Neoclassical style, influenced in part by Masonic concepts. It has been a museum of domestic culture since 1951. Most of the interior is devoted to the 18th- and 19th-century period rooms formerly inhabited by Basel’s bourgeoisie. But the museum also houses several special collections and hosts mini-exhibitions, such as that on Sheikh Ibrahim.

opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday:
11am – 5pm

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Haus zum Kirschgarten

Elisabethenstrasse 27
4051 Basel

+41 61 205 86 00


Visitor's Pass

CHF 5.- discount on admission

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