Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum
The historic Lohnhof now houses Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments also known as the Museum of Music. The exhibition features some 650 instruments from five centuries of music-making spread over three storeys. The 24 cells of the former prison serve as exhibition cabinets in which visitors can use an interactive on-screen program to choose from more than 200 music samples and obtain further information. The presentation is structured according to the overriding themes of European music history and so places each exhibit in its larger musical and social context.
This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Sound Pictures – Musical Treasures from 16th-Century Basel-
The exhibition is a co-production with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (FHNW), the Musikwissenschaftliche Seminar of the University of Basel, and Basel University Library.
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 museumIm Lohnhof 9
Location/directionsIm Lohnhof 9, 4051 Basel, tram 3, stop Musik-Akademie
OpenWed–Sun 11 am–5 pm
AdmissionCHF 10.–, reduced CHF 5.–
ContactHistorisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum
Steinenberg 4 Postfach
061 205 86 00 Telephone (Historisches Museum Basel)
Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
Extremely children and family-friendly
Partially wheelchair accessible