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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

Address: St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
Phone Number: 061/206-62-62
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Ranked #1 of 99 things to do in Basel
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Basel, Switzerland
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410 reviews 410 reviews
232 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Kunstmuseum will be extended by a new building, therefore, the museum will be rearranged and is temporeraly closed. Reopening in April 2016. In the meantime you are invited to visit the Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum für Gegenwartskunst) where you find on an a whole floor a representative choice of the Kunstmuseum's Artwork. And that even free of charge!

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Guangzhou, China
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I actually visit this museum 2 years ago for Art Basel. A lot of Renoir and Degas, don't miss the Rodin marble statues.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very good art, very good exhibitions, but unfortunately closed for renovation until April 2016. A small part of the museum's art is exhibited in the "Museum für Gegenwartskunst" (Museum for Contemporary Art) at no charge.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a world-class museum you can see in an afternoon. It has an eclectic mix of old and new. The recorded tour guide was very helpful.

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Gdansk, Poland
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63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Basel, I was not expecting such a nice museum. You will find very good art here…Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, etc. This certainly was a great surprise…if you are into art you need to come here, you will not regret it. Fee is a bit expensive, but everything is in Switzerland... and this is... More 

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We kinda underestimated how huge this museum is. We started from the chronological beginning and were heading to impressionistic section on the top but we were pretty tired as we were waling through many medieval (usually depressive) pictures. So plan your visit well and focus on those that you would like to see for sure!

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Izmir, Turkey
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

I returned twice to look again Van Gogh,Gaugain,Cezane,Monet and pissaro paintings.They were amazing.Don't miss Kunst Museum if you are visiting Basel.

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Excellent collection spanning many period with superb examples from each. Highlight was the Caspar Wolf show and pieces by a few less well know artists.

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Columbia, Missouri
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42 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Yes, the entrance fee is rather high ($21) … and, no, the museum doesn't allow photographs … still, this is well worth the entrance fee. The museum itself is very well laid out in a striking building (and the construction next door promises even better when the museum re-opens in 2016); the presentation of the works in the collection is... More 

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A great art museum. Entry fee not too expensive. Very well curated, some very nice Picasso's, Chagall's, Miro's and Rotko. You can take it at your own pace as it is rarely too crowded and has a nice cafe there.

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