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Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting!

Nice exhibits, productive time to use if you want to taste a little bit of history. You will use an... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
diversiCA E
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Frankfurt, Germany
Great view of history

This is a great little museum. They give you an iPad mini that will translate all the signs into... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2019
samflorida34683
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Housed in the Barfüsserkirche since 1894, Basel Historical Museum presents selected aspects of the history of Basel from prehistoric times to the present. Especially worthy of note here are the works of pre-Reformation sacred art such as the Basel...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Barfuesserplatz 7, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Altstadt
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Nice exhibits, productive time to use if you want to taste a little bit of history. You will use an ipad tablet to document yourself and find more about the exhibits.

Date of experience: March 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Many thanks for your positive resonance. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed July 20, 2019

This is a great little museum. They give you an iPad mini that will translate all the signs into English for you. Some great religious historical pieces here. Staff couldn't have been nicer. Extremely welcoming

Date of experience: July 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

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

Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

The museum has so much variety that there is something for everyone. The downstairs part of the museum,has a huge variety of exhibits from different historical periods. Such a great place.

Date of experience: June 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you very much for your positive resonance. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

I found this museum to be great. It was free to get in. It appears to be in an old church. They give you a tablet to translate to English. Their collection is great. I loved the tapestries and some of the religious stuff but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Many thanks for your insightful feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and hope to welcome you again another time.

Reviewed May 31, 2019

We had no great expectations for an ecclesiastical museum. How wrong we were! It was wonderful - from the very informative lady on the desk, the highly informative tablets which made reading the information much easier, to the excellent, beautiful exhibits. All of this in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2019

Many thanks for your positive resonance. We are glad 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 May 9, 2019

Very well laid out Museum. Self guided with tablets supplied. Very informative and some great exhibitions.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Peter M
HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2019

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 at one of our three museums in Basel another time.

Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

This gothic museum is so beautiful. Our guide explained the history of this museum and we spent about half an hour here.

Date of experience: March 2019
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HistMuseumBS, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

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

Reviewed February 1, 2019

Enjoyed learning about the city and seeing the artifacts. The museum is laid out well but there are steps at places to climb.

Date of experience: October 2018
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bl_patrizia, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2019

Thank you for your valued feedback! We are always interested in insightful impressions. We are currently working on optimized accessibility and will do our best future visits to be an even better experience.

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This Gothic style museum dates back to the 14th century. The exhibits chronicle the history of Basel thought the Middle Ages until today which blends Swiss, German and French cultures. Definitely worth the time. Basel has so many museums to,choose fro and this one is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your informative feedback. It is a pleasure to learn you have enjoyed your visit at our museum. Would be happy to welcome you at one of our three museums in Basel another time.

Reviewed September 15, 2018

This establishment displays a variety of antiquities including many precious religious treasures and Celtic/Roman artifacts showing the rich history of this part of the world. Truly fascinating. They also provide an i-pad guide to each of the exhibits. Pricing is reasonable if you have your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Many thanks for your positive resonance. We are glad you have enjoyed your visit at one of our three museums and hope to welcome you again in the future!

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