Your visit

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Open on all national holidays except December 24 and Basel Carnival. 

Special opening hours

We also welcome you on the following days:

1st August (Swiss national public holiday): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Good Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Easter Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1st May (Labour Day): 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ascension Day: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Whit Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Day (25.12.): 10 – 17 Uhr
Boxing Day (26.12.): 10 – 17 Uhr
New Year's Eve: 10 – 17 Uhr
New Year's Day: 10 – 17 Uhr

Admission Fees

Permanent Exhibitions
Adults: CHF 7.–
Teenagers (under 20 years): CHF 5.–
Students / Trainees (under 30 years): CHF 5.–
Disabled visitors with ID: CHF 5.–
Children (under 13 years): Admission free

Free admission with the MUSEUMS-PASS-MUSÉE, the Swiss Museum Pass, the Raiffeisencard and membership of the Natural History Museum Basel's Friends Association.

Free admission for all persons in need of protection and persons admitted on a temporary basis (F, N and S identity cards) as well as recognised refugees (B identity card).

Last hour of opening, Tues - Sat: Free admission (Permanent Exhibitions only)

1st Sunday of the month: Free admission (Permanent Exhibitions only)

How to get here

By public transport
Take tram No. 2 (from SBB railway station or Badischer Bahnhof) to the 'Kunstmuseum' stop, then walk through the Rittergasse and over Münsterplatz to Augustinergasse 2 (museum entrance).

Take tram no. 8 or 11 (from SBB railway station) to the 'Marktplatz' stop, then walk via Freie Strasse and Münsterplatz to Augustinergasse 2 (museum entrance).

By car
Take the motorway exit for 'Basel City' or 'Badischer Bahnhof'. Please follow the parking guidance system and use the multi-storey car parks in the city centre. The museum does not have any parking facilities.

Car parks nearby
Parkhaus Storchen
Fischmarkt 10, 4051 Basel

Parkhaus Elisabethen
Steinentorberg 5, 4051 Basel


Please note that a video surveillance system is installed in the delivery area 'Martinstor'. Further info

Museums passes

Free admission with the Museums Pass Musées, the Swiss Museums Pass, the Raiffeisen card, membership of ICOM/VMS and membership of the Natural History Museum Basel's Friends Association.

Order your Museums PASS Musées here!