Guided tour

Memory – cancelled
7 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Memory – cancelled
Moments of remembering and forgetting
7 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The exhibition playfully reveals practices with which people commemorate important moments in life, but quickly also forget about them again. From birth to death, significant events are passed down by word of mouth, chiselled in stone, or, as the case may be, kept secret.

Free entry

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Kids and families

Do you like playing Memory? – cancelled
7 March 2021 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Spielst du gern Memory? – abgesagt
Kids and families
Do you like playing Memory? – cancelled
7 March 2021, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

Then let’s make a set, using pictures of objects from the Museum! You’ll certainly recognize the memory cards you made yourself.

With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

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Spielst du gern Memory? – abgesagt

Special event

Encountering your inner Buddha – cancelled
13 March 2021 10:30 - 11:10 AM
Special event
Encountering your inner Buddha – cancelled
13 March 2021, 10:30 - 11:10 AM

We invite you to a meditation session amidst a host of Buddhas. Starting point of the contemplation is a Buddha image and the qualities it represents. Set out on a journey to inner peace in a guided meditation session.

With Zen monk Michel Ayguesparsse of Angyo Zen Dojo Basel

Admission fee

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Guided tour

Enlightened – cancelled
14 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Enlightened – cancelled
Die Welt der Buddhas
14 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Admission fee

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Guided tour

World views – cancelled
21 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Weltsichten – abgesagt
Guided tour
World views – cancelled
21 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the museum and its history: get to hear about adventurous expeditions and meticulous collecting, discover surprising objects from all corners of the world, and learn what modern anthropology is all about.

Admission fee

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Weltsichten – abgesagt

Guided tour

Visioni sul mondo – annullata
21 March 2021 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Visioni sul mondo – annullata
Guided tour
Visioni sul mondo – annullata
21 March 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

Vi invitiamo a scoprire il nostro museo e la sua storia : apprenderte degli avventurosi viaggi d’esplorazione ed il collezionismo meticoloso, vedrete sorprendenti oggeti da tutto il mondo es vi farte un’idea dei moderni campi di recerca dell’etnologia.

> Con Antonio Russo

Alla visita guidata sono ammessi al massimo 15 persone. Riceviamo volentieri le vostre registrazioni al numero 061 266 56 00 o per email info@mkb.notexisting@nodomain.comch

Ingresso

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Visioni sul mondo – annullata

Special event

Making the world – cancelled
25 March 2021 18:30 - 20:00 PM
Special event
Making the world – cancelled
Gelebte Welten
25 March 2021, 18:30 - 20:00 PM

We have the great pleasure of inviting you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition.

Free entry

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Guided tour

Making the world – cancelled
28 March 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Making the world – cancelled
Gelebte Welten
28 March 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Arranged in five groups, objects held by MKB are juxtaposed with works from the Kunstmuseum, revealing how humans shape the world they inhabit and how, in turn, they themselves are shaped by it. The guided tour explores the traces of this interrelationship.

Admission fee

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Information & Services

Information & Services

Opening hours main building
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Monday: closed
Every first wednesday of the month: 10.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m.
 

Opening hours Carnival Exhibition
Thursday to Sunday: 01.00 - 5.00 p.m.
 

Special opening hours 2020 (pdf, in German)

Special opening hours 2021 (pdf, in German)


How to reach us
By public transport
Take tram No. 2 (from ‘Bahnhof SBB’ or ‘Badischer Bahnhof’) to the ‘Bankverein’ stop, then walk along Rittergasse and across Münsterplatz to the museum entrance at Münsterplatz 20.

By car
Take the motorway exit marked ‘Basel City’ or ‘Badischer Bahnhof’. Please follow the parking guidance system and use the multi-story car parks in the centre of Basel. There are no parking facilities at the museum.

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Admission charges: Museum

Adults from age 20 CHF 16.00
Groups of 10 or more CHF 11.00
Young people under the age of 20 CHF   5.00
Trainees under the age of 30 with proof of eligibility CHF   5.00
Children under the age of 13 free
Museums-Pass-Musées free
Schweizerischer Museumspass free
Members of the Cultural Circle and ICOM/VMS free
1st sunday in the month free
Tuesday - Saturday, 4.00 - 5.00 p.m. free
1sr wednesday in the month, 7.00 - 8.00 p.m. free


Admission charges: Carnival Exhibition

Adults from age 20 CHF 7.00
Young people under the age of 20 CHF 3.00
Children under the age of 13 free


The entry charges can be paid in Euro - change in CHF.

Reduced or free admission only on presentation of proof of eligibility.

Admission to events
For selected events, workshops and guided tours, a supplement will be charged on the admission price. You can find details in the programme.

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Visitors with disabilities
All the rooms of the museum are adapted to the needs of disabled visitors.

> Information for visitors with disabilities (pdf)


Information about events and activities at the Museum
If you would like to receive regular information about the activities and events at the Museum der Kulturen Basel in printed form, please let us know your postal and e-mail address. You can also subscribe to our newsletter.

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Photography and filming
Taking photographs for private purposes (without tripod, flash or selfie-stick) is permitted. Commercial photography must be authorised by the museum management.


Video surveillance
For security purposes the Museum der Kulturen is monitored by video cameras. For more on our video surveillance system, click here:

> Video surveillance in the Museum der Kulturen Basel (pdf).


Some rules of conduct

  • Food and drink are not permitted in the museum.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any area of the museum.
  • Animals must be left outside. Only guide dogs and prescribed assistance dogs (you must show a medical certificate) are permitted in the museum area.
  • Backpacks, bags, suitcases etc. must be left at the cloakroom. Handbags up to A4 size may be taken into the exhibition.
  • Umbrellas must be placed into the umbrella stand provided.
  • The museum attendants are responsible for your safety and that of the exhibits. Please support the staff in their work and follow their instructions.
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