Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten
The Haus zum Kirschgarten ranks among the most important museums of domestic life in Switzerland. It was built as both private residence and business premises for the silk manufacturer J.R. Burckhardt between 1775 and 1780. The period rooms showing how people lived in 18th and 19th century Basel are spread over two storeys. The premises also houses special collections of international standing: the Nathan Rupp and Dr. Eugen Gschwind collection of clocks and watches, collections of scientific instruments, silverware made in Basel, and toys.
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–-. Special rates for special exhibitions.
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