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Antikenmuseum Basel

Closed Now: 11:00 - 22:00
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A much larger than expected collection

We saw this museum on German TV and decided to drive to Basel and visit the museum. We were not... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Maioha
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Stunning

This is a neglected gem! The collection is huge (bigger than any American museum) and superb. I... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
SherbornGuy
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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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The Antikenmuseum Basel & Sammlung Ludwig 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...more
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St. Alban-Graben 5, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We saw this museum on German TV and decided to drive to Basel and visit the museum. We were not disappointed. The museum was spread over five floors and the range of items on display was enormous and well presented. It was very well worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maioha
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is a neglected gem! The collection is huge (bigger than any American museum) and superb. I was the only visitor the day I visited and that is a shame. Labels are only in German, but you can figure enough out.... Don't miss this if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

On the plus side, there are a few interesting pieces : a couple of finely carved sarcophagus and bronze armors with winged-helmet,.. but that's it mostly. -the entrance is 20Fr per adult which is quite expensive considering the points below, -everything is in German despite...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Antikenmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Antikenmuseum Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for your detailed review. We regret that we have not met your expectations. The entrance fee of 20 francs applies only during a special exhibition, which you do not mention in your report (Scanning Seti. The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb, exhibition texts...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018

The tomb of Pharao Sethos I, 3,200 years old, was discovered in 1817. It is large and fully-decorated inside. Damaged by souvenir-hunters, smoking torches and flooding, some rooms of the tomb have been reconstructed right here in Basel using modern scanning and 3-D printing technology....More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank jarchcun
Antikenmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Antikenmuseum Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for your detailed review! Please visit us again.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

a very nice museum with a world-class reputation with a wonderful permanent collection and extraordinary temporary exhibitions

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Laurent D
Antikenmuseum, Manager at Antikenmuseum Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and positiv review!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Antikenmuseum has several sections - Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Babylonian etc. and a vast collection of vases, jars, tablets, jewelry and other artifacts. There is usually always a special exhibition in the basement; it was the Queen of Shiba when I visited. Don't miss the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank CorporateProphet
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Only if you really have a spare time and is an addict to antiques . The building is not so special as well the pieces .

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank angelabelluco
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Avoid embarrassing yourself (the way I did): the entrance door is automatic! Make sure you walk up all the stairs, there is plenty to see. Kind of a traditional museum, with cringy parquet flooring and little description notes everywhere. For most rooms, you'll also find...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank FleurNastia
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Located in two fine patrician houeses, the musem offers excellent temporary exhibitions as wll as a permanent collection that ranges from the excavations at Basel itself to objects from Egypt, Greece and and Summeria. For me the highlight is the well-preserved Greek helmets and armours...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank jarchcun
Antikenmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Antikenmuseum Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and that you took your time for a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our museum! Come and visit us again!

Reviewed 15 February 2017

At the moment this museum is showing a display of Myths and Reality from the Kingdom of the Queen of Sheba and is definitely worth a visit. The museum is just across the road from the main art gallery and is, I think, often overlooked....More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Antikenmuseum, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Antikenmuseum Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you very much for your visit and that you took your time for a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our special exhibition! Come and visit us again!

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mackiecarp
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Response from jarchcun | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. People do use their smartphones without flash in the museum. In the darkened rooms where the watercolours hang one should not use a flash in any case. Call them!
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