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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
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.–*.
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

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://www.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