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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Come and discover the worlds’ largest collection of old teddy bears, as well as beautiful dolls, toy shops, doll’s houses both old and new, constructed true to the scale of 1:12.
The Toy Worlds Museum Basle (Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel) is the largest of its kind in Europe. It houses the world’s largest collection of over 2500 old teddy bears – teddys, which are already of a ripe old age, the oldest ones dating back to 1904.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1998

The Toy Worlds Museum Basle
The Toy Worlds Museum Basle
21 April – 7 October 2018
21 April – 7 October 2018
20 October 2018 – 7 April 2019
20 October 2018 – 7 April 2019

Current exhibitions

Corsets –with class and color

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Selected pieces from the belle époque and beyond

Numerous myths surround the corset. For more than four centuries, it was considered a means of representing feminine beauty and seduction. Never before has a garment aroused so much longing, rumor and fantasy, inspiring so many artists.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Corsets –with class and color

Next exhibition(s)

Bags – Icons and investments

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History of a timeless accessory

This popular women’s accessory can be big or small, soft or hard, carried by a handle or slung over the shoulder on a strap. Adorned with splendid gold chains or simple and elegant – the handbag.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Bags – Icons and investments

The nativity scene in its diversity

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The nativity scene is still an integral part of church and domestic Christmas decorations and is replicated in all imaginable artistic styles and materials. Before the Christmas tree was widely used in the 19th century, the nativity scene was the focus of the Christmas celebration.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
The nativity scene in its diversity
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology

Location of the museum

Barfüsserplatz
4051 Basel

Location/directions

From the SBB railway station you can walk (15 minutes) to the Barfüsserplatz or take a tram (number 8 or 11) to the Barfüsserplatz tram stop. From the Badischer Bahnhof, take the number 6 tram to the Barfüsserplatz tram stop. We advise our visitors arriving by car to park in one of the following parking facilities: Bahnhof SBB, Elisabethen, Steinen or Badischer Bahnhof.

Open

Museum, January to November, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18
Museum, in December, daily from 10 to 18
Ristorante La Sosta and the Boutique, daily from 9.30 to 18

Labour Day 2018
30.04.2018: 10–18
01.05.2018: 10–18

Admission

CHF 7.- / 5.-
Children up to 16 years are admitted free of charge only if accompanied by an adult.
We accept the Museums-PASS-Musées and the Swiss Museum Pass.
No supplementary fees are charged for special exhibitions.

The building is accessible by wheelchair.

Contact

Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
Steinenvorstadt 1
4051 Basel
061 225 95 95 Telephone
061 225 95 96 Fax
http://www.swmb.museum
  • 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.
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Children and family-friendly
    Children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport