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Basel Historical Museum - Museum of Music

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very Nice Museum

We had a day to kill and stopped in to this museum. It is in a historic building with thousands of... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2019
ronm548
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Menasha, Wisconsin
If you are a musician visiting Basel, stop in at Musikmuseum

June 2017 - Basel has many museums, but one dedicated to music, displaying approximately 650... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2019
June J
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Foster City, California
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With over 3,300 objects to its name, Basel Historical Museum is in possession of Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments. Spread over three floors, the Musikmuseum boasts some 650 European instruments spanning five centuries of music...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Im Lohnhof 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We had a day to kill and stopped in to this museum. It is in a historic building with thousands of old, historic, unique and interesting artifacts. Very well done and good value for the money.

Date of experience: September 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Thank you for your valued feedback. We are always interested in constructive feedbacks and are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum!

Reviewed February 9, 2019

June 2017 - Basel has many museums, but one dedicated to music, displaying approximately 650 instruments was a real draw for us. Many unique horns and stringed instruments along with everything else. Three floors - I don't know if there was an elevator, so if...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for your detailed feedback, which we highly appreciate. Yes, there is an elevator for our guests. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and it would be a pleasure to welcome you again another time.

Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

I went here with my son who is a musician. The museum has a wonderful collection of all kinds of old musical instruments, some of which are also beautiful and some of which are just bizarre. In some rooms one can play an audio to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you very much for your helpful feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and would be happy to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

If you have only have time to visit one museum in Basel this the one to see. We went to what they called happy hour. It is the last hour that the museum is open, 4-5. I museum is well laid out with many interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

We only had an hour here but could have spent many more ( i am biased as i am a music teacher). Absolutely loved the many strange instruments set out over the 4 floors. Many hybrid sax cross trumpets and other strange things along with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your valued feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and would be happy to welcome you again another time!

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a prison turned into a music museum. The entire idea is rather appealing and intriguing.how wonderfully prison cells have been converted into interactive music cells, each cell showcasing different instruments.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2018

Many thanks for your positive feedback regarding the concept! We are happy you have enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed May 20, 2018

Musical instruments arranged in groups in cells (was a prison). The interactive displays in each cell not easy to use at first. Nice to be able to hear the sound of different instruments.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum – Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Many thanks for your valued feedback. We are currently checking our devices and will do our best for your future visit to be an even better experience.

Reviewed August 3, 2017

I wrote the same quirky review in their visitor's book! But seriously, although an intimate space (& mind your head if you're tall!), the Museum of Music has a wonderful collection of period keyboards in excellent condition which can be closely inspected without velvet ropes...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

My daughter is a musician so we knew we had to visit - definitely the right call. It's a very interesting museum; built in an old jail so each cell has been converted to exhibition space. One cell was left intact so you can see...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed walking around this museum. Three floors with lots of different instruments on each It used to be a prison and they have kept one cell as it was so you can compare it to what they have done with the other cells....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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the nearest is tram no. 3 have nice visit.
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