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.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Wild Boar and Lettuce – Strasbourg Faience of the 18th century-
The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Thematic cultural asset
Location of the museumElisabethenstrasse 27
Location/directionsElisabethenstrasse 27, 4051 Basel. Tram 1, 2, stop: Kirschgarten
OpenWed–Sun 11 am–5 pm
AdmissionCHF 10.–, reduced CHF 5.–*.
Combi-Ticket for Barfüsserkirche, Haus zum Kirschgarten and Musikmuseum: CHF 20.– / CHF 10.–*
*For young people under 20 and up to 30 if still in education or training.
Free Admission for children aged up to 13
ContactHistorisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten
Steinenberg 4 Postfach
061 205 86 00 Telephone (Historisches Museum Basel)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Children and family-friendly