Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum and centre of excellence in Switzerland devoted exclusively to the art of narrative drawing, be it in comics, graphic novels, comics reportage, cartoons, satirical drawings or animated films. It collects individual works, curates exhibitions and shares knowledge about the genre. The museum contributes to the debate about the art of narrative drawing, and about the social and political issues it addresses.
The museum possesses a substantial collection of over 10,000 original drawings by renowned national and international artists. The museum’s focus lies on curated exhibitions displaying the works of a single artist or illustrating a specific theme. The exhibitions are supplemented by a wide range of art-education activities, such as guided tours, workshops and talks.
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Roland Bellwald | Nov 22, 2017
The first time I came here, was for the architecture of the building. I indeed loved it, especially the hand rails of the staircases. Well, anyway, I came back a few times since and enjoyed the exhibitions they have. It's worth visiting and explore the area around it.
Jennifer Blacke | Sep 17, 2017
We came across this place by accident and almost passed it by. Thank goodness we didn't! It turned out to be a very entertaining way to spend hour or two. They were doing a Christoph Niemann exhibit, and his work is funny and insightful. It's a rare thing for me to go to a museum and pore over every single display, but that's exactly what I did here.
Matteo Froelich | Mar 10, 2018
Fun swiss place
Lei Zhang | Apr 1, 2017
A small museum but with a lot of fun! The small library inside collects Cartoons from many different countries:)
Jay Hill | Jun 6, 2017
Inspiring, and what a library. Go there if cartoon illustration is your thing!
Benjamin Durham | Jun 13, 2018
Quant and a small piece of history!
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