Basel, Switzerland



The Basel Historical Museum (German: Historisches Museum Basel) is one of the largest and most important museums of its kind in Switzerland and a heritage site of national significance. It opened in 1892. The museum is divided into three buildings within the city of Basel: the Barf├╝sserkirche, Haus zum Kirschgarten and Musikmuseum.

The main part of the museum is located in the Barf├╝sserkirche (literally ÔÇśBarefeet ChurchÔÇÖ) in the centre of the city of Basel. The Barf├╝sserkirche is a former Franciscan church with its origins in the 13th century. In 1529, during the Protestant Reformation, the site was given to the city. It was then used for multiple purposes, including as a hospital, school, and warehouse. The church was used for worship until 1794. From 1890 to 1894, the church was renovated to house the city's new Historical Museum.

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