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Cartoonmuseum Basel

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kinds devoted exclusively to satirical art – from the caricature to the comic. The Late Gothic building on its historical site also includes an unexpected new building by Herzog & de Meuron. Varying, attractively designed exhibitions on political and social themes show the considerable scope of the humorous drawing and the great diversity of artistic techniques. Equal attention is paid to both classical works, some from the museum’s own stocks, and contemporary works.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1979

Aussenansicht Museum
Aussenansicht Museum
Anbau Herzog & de Meuron
Anbau Herzog & de Meuron

Current exhibitions

Christoph Fischer. The world put on paper

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The oeuvre of this artist, who was awarded the 2019 German-Speaking Swiss Cities’ Comics Scholarship, is presented at Cartoonmuseum Basel in its full breadth, including the first ever presentation of drawings selected from hundreds of sketched dreams. These visions also appear in While I Was Sleeping, a Christoph Merian Verlag publication, released to coincide with the exhibition.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Christoph Fischer. The world put on paper
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

St. Alban-Vorstadt 28
4052 Basel

Location/directions

Das Cartoonmuseum Basel befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe des Grossbasler Rheinufers, genau in der Mitte zwischen Kunstmuseum und Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Zu Fuss: Ab Bahnhof SBB: 10–15 Minuten über die Elisabethenanlage zum Bankverein und ca. 5 Minuten in Richtung Kunstmuseum. ÖV: Ab Bahnhof SBB: Tram Nr. 2 Richtung Eglisee bis Haltestelle Kunstmuseum, dann ca. 100 m zu Fuss. Ab Badischer Bahnhof: Tram Nr. 2 Richtung Binningen bis Haltestelle Kunstmuseum, dann ca. 100 m zu Fuss

Open

Di-So 11-17, ferner nach Vereinbarung für Führungen

Admission

CHF 12.– Erwachsene
CHF 7.– SchülerIn/StudentIn bis 25 und Gruppen ab 10 Personen
Kinder bis und mit 10 Jahren freier Eintritt

Contact

Cartoonmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Vorstadt 28
4052 Basel
061 226 33 60 Telephone
info@cartoonmuseum.ch
http://www.cartoonmuseum.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport