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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
Opening 1951

Haus zum Kirschgarten. Photo: Andreas Niemz
Haus zum Kirschgarten. Photo: Andreas Niemz
Haus zum Kirschgarten. Photo: HMB Natascha  Jansen
Haus zum Kirschgarten. Photo: HMB Natascha Jansen

Current exhibitions

Wild Boar and Lettuce – Strasbourg Faience of the 18th century

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Among the great treasures of porcelain art are the animal-shaped tureens and deceptively real-looking plates of olives or lettuce made by the Strasbourg manufactories. This new show will present these exquisite pieces in the larger context of the dining culture of that era.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Wild Boar and Lettuce – Strasbourg Faience of the 18th century
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Elisabethenstrasse 27
4051 Basel

Location/directions

Elisabethenstrasse 27, 4051 Basel. Tram 1, 2, stop: Kirschgarten

Open

Wed–Sun 11 am–5 pm

Admission

CHF 10.–, reduced CHF 5–-. Special rates for special exhibitions.

Contact

Historisches Museum Basel – Haus zum Kirschgarten
Steinenberg 4 Postfach
4001 Basel
061 205 86 00 Telephone (Historisches Museum Basel)
historisches.museum@bs.ch
http://hauszumkirschgarten.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
  • Children and family-friendly
    Children and family-friendly
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport