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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
Special exhibition from 27 April 2021
Special exhibition from 27 April 2021
17 October 2020 – 5 April 2021
17 October 2020 – 5 April 2021

Current exhibitions

Moving World – Steiff surprises and fascinates

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The special exhibition shows a selection of mechanically driven scenes produced by the world-famous family-owned company Margarete Steiff GmbH. The show’s main attractions are Wochen-Ende im Tier-Reich (Weekend in the Animal Kingdom) from 1928 and Die Mühle im Grund (The Mill in the Valley) from 1926. The special exhibition also includes 13 smaller moving mechanical showpieces and some impressive showpieces, such as the giraffe and the Teddy baby with an impressive body size of 1.5 meters.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Moving World – Steiff surprises and fascinates
  • 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

January to November, Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 18
in December, daily from 10 to 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