Guided tour

Best-of – Cancelled
31 May 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Best-of – abgesagt
Guided tour
Best-of – Cancelled
31 May 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The most valuable, the best known, and the most popular – the “Best of” guided tour presents select objects from all exhibitions. At the same time, we question the criteria of such rankings. What are they based on: collectors’ interests, scientific value, or personal preferences? What’s at the top of your personal list, and why?

> With Reingard Dirscherl

> In German

Admission fee

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> PDF

Best-of – abgesagt

Grasping anthropology

African worlds in China – cancelled
3 June 2020 18:00 - 19:30 PM
Afrikanische Welten in China – abgesagt
Grasping anthropology
African worlds in China – cancelled
3 June 2020, 18:00 - 19:30 PM

Guangzhou in southern China is a global trade centre where traders from across the world go about their business. Cheap as well as fake products labelled “Made in China” find their way from there to Africa, among many other places. Students of the Institute of Social Anthropology Basel tell about their fieldwork practice in Guangzhou and how African communities live in the Chinese megacity.

> With students of the Institute of Social Anthropology, Lesley Braun, lecturer at the Institute, Franziska Jenni, curator for Africa, and Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

> In German

Admission fee

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> PDF

Afrikanische Welten in China – abgesagt

Special event

Best of Shakespeare – cancelled
7 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Special event
Best of Shakespeare – cancelled
7 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

With members of the Basel Symphony Orchestra

Works by Sergei Prokofiev und Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Pure enjoyment in the museum courtyard: bring with you a picnic basket, a folding chair, or a blanket, we’ll provide the music and entertainment.

Concert in dry weather only. Check whether the concert is on at www.sinfonieorchesterbasel.ch

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> PDF

Kids and families

Raise the curtain for the theatre in a shoebox! – cancelled
7 June 2020 13:00 - 17:00 PM
Kids and families
Raise the curtain for the theatre in a shoebox! – cancelled
7 June 2020, 13:00 - 17:00 PM

A shoebox becomes the stage for your stories. Create a fantasy world or a stage for your favourite fairy tale, maybe even an underwater world! There are no limits to your imagination!

> With Leah Vogler, Learning and Programmes

Free entry

> Calendar
> PDF

Guided tour

Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon – cancelled
7 June 2020 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Guided tour
Bima, Mr Punch, and Demon – cancelled
7 June 2020, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

Puppetry hinges on seemingly lifeless figures and objects. Let yourself to be drawn into these gripping stories about love and life.

> With Nadja Breger

> In German

Free entry

> Calendar
> PDF

Kids and families

10 years of mini.musik – cancelled
14 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10 Jahre mini.musik – abgesagt
Kids and families
10 years of mini.musik – cancelled
14 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The concert series mini.musik is celebrating its 10th anniversary – join in the celebrations! At the anniversary concert in the museum courtyard, the Basel Symphony Orchestra digs deep into its musical treasure chest and comes up with a fireworks of music.

With Irena Müller-Brozovic, concept and presentation, Norbert Steinwarz, choreography and dance

 

Concert in dry weather only. Check whether the concert is on at www.sinfonieorchesterbasel.ch

> Calendar
> PDF

10 Jahre mini.musik – abgesagt

Guided tour

Gender trouble – cancelled
14 June 2020 14:00 - 15:00 PM
Gender Trouble – abgesagt
Guided tour
Gender trouble – cancelled
14 June 2020, 14:00 - 15:00 PM

The guided tour looks at objects from the perspective of male/female relationships, revealing a number of surprising facets of “gender trouble” in the never-ending interplay of male and female identities.

> With Eli Wilhelm

> In German

Admission fee

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> PDF

Gender Trouble – abgesagt

Guided tour

Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania – cancelled
21 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut – abgesagt
Guided tour
Thirst for Knowledge meets Collecting Mania – cancelled
21 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Museums are facing challenging times: what seemed a must for an ethnographic museum in the past – for example, a collection of human skulls – is now a sensitive issue. The guided tour explores the motives behind the collecting mania of earlier days and poses questions as to the appropriate handling of sensitive objects today.

> With Réka Mascher-Frigyesi

> In German

Admission fee

> Calendar
> PDF

Wissensdrang trifft Sammelwut – abgesagt

Special event

Memory
25 June 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Memory
25 June 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

The exhibition playfully reveals the manifold practices of how people remember specific moments in life, but also how they are quickly forgotten. From birth to death, significant events are passed on by word of mouth, carved in stone, or, as the case may be, never disclosed.

You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition.

Free entry

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Guided tour

Memory
28 June 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Guided tour
Memory
28 June 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The exhibition playfully reveals the manifold practices of how people remember specific moments in life, but also how they are quickly forgotten. From birth to death, significant events are passed on by word of mouth, carved in stone, or, as the case may be, never disclosed.  

> With curator Alex Brust

> In German

Admission fee

> Calendar
> PDF

Special event

Enlightened
24 September 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Enlightened
24 September 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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> PDF

Special event

Snow
19 November 2020 18:30 - 20:30 PM
Special event
Snow
19 November 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 PM

You are cordially invited to the exhibition opening.

Free entry

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Information & Services

Information & Services

Since 7 September 2011, the new entrance to the Museum der Kulturen Basel is at Münsterplatz 20.

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 Saturday: 01.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Sunday: 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

> Special opening hours Museum 2020 (pdf)


How to reach us
By public transport
Take tram No. 2 (from ‘Bahnhof SBB’ or ‘Badischer Bahnhof’) to the ‘Kunstmuseum’ 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.

> site plan (Google Maps)


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.

> Program


Person with disabilities
All the rooms of the museum are adapted to the needs of disabled persons.

> Information for person 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.

> Newsletter


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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