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Basel Historical Museum – Barfuesserkirche

Barfüsserpl. 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

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About Basel Historical Museum – Barfuesserkirche

The historical museum Basel is housed in three separate buildings and ranks among the most important museums of cultural history on the Upper Rhine. The permanent exhibition spotlights Basel's historic identity at the crossroads between three cultures: Swiss, German and French. Several hundred historical accounts and artworks trace aspects of the city's history over the last thousand years.


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Toy Worlds Museum Basel0.12km from Basel Historical Museum – Barfuesserkirche

The Dollhouse Museum in Basel is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. Now known as the Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. The museum is located at Barfüsserplatz in the city center. The museum displays over 6,000 exhibits in arranged vignettes. It also regularly organizes special exhibitions on individual themes. In particular, the teddy bear collection is unique the world over in terms of variety and quality.

Swiss Architecture Museum0.12km from Basel Historical Museum – Barfuesserkirche

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Kunsthalle Basel is dedicated to exhibiting, discussing, and reflecting on the art of the present. It was founded in 1872. Kunsthalle Basel is well known for its presentation of thought-provoking new artworks and display methodologies, as well as for its wide range of public programs that include artist talks, performances, and film screenings.

Basel Historical Museum – Musikmuseum0.17km from Basel Historical Museum – Barfuesserkirche

The Music Museum is located in Basel, Switzerland, and houses the country's largest collection of musical instruments. The museum is one of three components of the Historisches Museum Basel. It presents five centuries of music history with three areas of emphasis: the history of music-making in Basel; concerts, choral music, and dance; parades, festivals, and signals.

Offene Kirche Elisabethen0.2km from Basel Historical Museum – Barfuesserkirche

The Elisabethenkirche, or Offene Kirche Elizabethan, is a 19th-century church building in the centre of Basel, next to the Theater Basel, in Switzerland.  It is a well-detailed example of Swiss Gothic Revival style churches. It has a 72 metres tall bell tower and spire. The tower has internal stairs. Today the church is home of the first Swiss "OpenChurch" or Offene Kirche Elizabethan. One of the main pilgrimage centre in Basel.

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The Basel Museum of Ancient Art is the only Swiss museum devoted exclusively to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region. The permanent exhibition contains ancient art mainly from Egyptian, Greek, Italic, Etruscan and Roman cultures. Located in the heart of the city of Basel, the museum is a place where the ancient world is regularly cast in a new light.

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The Canton of Basel-Stadt, established in 1833, is the most densely populated canton in Switzerland. The Carnival of Basel is a major cultural event in the year. The carnival is one of the biggest in Switzerland and attracts large crowds.