Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum

With over 3,300 objects to its name, the Historisches Museum Basel is in possession of Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments.

The ca. 650 European instruments spread over three floors span five centuries of music history from the oldest drum dating from 1571 and a highly ornate viola da gamba by Joachim Tielke (ca. 1704) to the Weber Unika Orchestrion of 1925. The 24 cells of the former prison serve as showcases in which visitors can admire instruments while calling up countless samples and additional information on an interactive screen. While touring the museum you will therefore hear all sorts of music, from the familiar to the bizarre.

opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday:
11am – 5pm

Visitor's Pass

CHF 5.- discount on admission

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