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Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten

Closes in 8 min: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Fascinating museum

There are three outposts of the Basel Historical Museum. This review is only for the Haus zum... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MikeT19278
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San Jose, California
Historical Interior Decorations from 18th Century

This pristine museum displays rooms exactly as they appeared in the home of a wealthy person... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DrAustinLouis
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Baguio
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The «Basel Historical Museum – Haus zum Kirschgarten» ranks among the most important museums of domestic life in Switzerland. It was built as both private residence and business premises for the silk manufacturer J.R. Burckhardt between 1775 and...more
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Elisabethenstrasse 27, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are three outposts of the Basel Historical Museum. This review is only for the Haus zum Kirschgarten. I think I was the first visitor on the day that I visited, so I got all sorts of handy information from the very helpful woman at...More

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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback! We are happy you have enjoyed your visit, especially our clock, scientific and toy collection. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again another time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pristine museum displays rooms exactly as they appeared in the home of a wealthy person, Johann Burckhardt, from 1775 to 1780. Exquisite tapestries, detailed oil portraits and the finest decor of that period lavishly adorn a multitude of rooms on several floors, plus an...More

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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and hope to welcome you again at one of our museums another time.

Reviewed 5 July 2018

This very large house contains a great deal of information about the lives of upper class Basel families back into the eighteenth century, with lots of period furniture. It also contains fine historical collections of scientific instruments, globes, clocks and watches, childrens’ toys, doll houses,...More

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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Haus zum Kirschgarten, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Many thanks for your detailed feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and would be happy to welcome you again at one of our three museums in Basel!

Reviewed 3 August 2017

I was in Basel for a fortnight participating in the Tattoo. Admittedly, I'd left the Domestic Culture museum at the bottom of my list as it didn't sound that appealing; a museum of similar title in my home country would likely speak of TV dinners,...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

This patrician house is furnished with exquisite furniture that displays Swiss cabinet making and beuatiful marquetry. It gives a good glimpse into the 17th and 18th century life in Basel.

2  Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Really loved the period rooms which gave a great impression of Basel living in different eras. Not a lot of visitors around which meant staff was especially attentive. Very varied exhibits from clocks to toys. Free lockers for your bag.

1  Thank DutchLassie70
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a wonderful small museum with lots of beautiful things to see The people who work are very helpful. There are some areas where English descriptions are available The watch collection is especially good

2  Thank bradyboy2
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Museum of Domestic Culture of Basel hosts a variety of exhibitions: antique clocks, pottery, clothing, art, room decor, and even a toy collection in the attic. You can easily spend 2-3 hours enjoying rich history of Basel and its beautiful art in various representations -...More

2  Thank N_K
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum! There was a small special exhibition of time pieces and it was really great but the ready of the museum was equally fantastic - the interior room displays, the ceramics in fact everything was brilliant. Well worth a visit

1  Thank tmlb63
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I was in Basel for a brief (few hour) stop-over while driving through Switzerland, and I stumbled upon a sign for the special traveling exhibit at HMB "Museum of Broken Relationships." The regular exhibit at the Museum was nice, if you're interested in history and...More

1  Thank 404joannaw
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