Historisches Museum Basel – Musikmuseum
With over 3,300 objects to its name, the Historisches Museum Basel is in possession of Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments. The ca. 650 European instruments spread over three floors span five centuries of music history from the oldest drum dating from 1571 and a highly ornate viola da gamba by Joachim Tielke (ca. 1704) to the Weber Unika Orchestrion of 1925. The 24 cells of the former prison serve as showcases in which visitors can admire instruments while calling up countless samples and additional information on an interactive screen. While touring the museum you will therefore hear all sorts of music, from the familiar to the bizarre.
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.–*.
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 – 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