The Museum of Cultures in Basel (German: Museum der Kulturen Basel) is a Swiss museum of ethnography with large and important collections of artifacts, especially from Europe, the South Pacific, Mesoamerica, Tibet, and Bali. It is a Swiss heritage site of national significance.
Both the Museum of Cultures and the Natural History Museum Basel trace their origins to the 1840s, when the city of Basel founded its Museum of Natural History and Ethnography to house artifacts and artworks collected by merchants and travelers.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Denise Hampson | Jul 19, 2018
This museum is a wonderful experience. Well thought out displays. Each floor exploring a cultural concept. The staff were excellent. The museum cafe is an added bonus.
Oliver James | Jul 14, 2018
One of my favorite museums in Basel. The building itself has fascinating architecture, especially from the outside. Staff was friendly. It had some interactive stuff to do.
s9delore | Jun 24, 2018
Exhibition is not very interesting for kids (nothing to touch, nothing interactive). Staff very unfriendly and not understanding of parents.
Cindurijian | Aug 25, 2017
Amazing experience. French/English + Deutsch pamphlets but loaners only! Approx 1.5-2 hrs to read and see artifacts from many amcient cultures. Latin America, Asia, Indonesia, etc. (Free after 4pm).
nahim ahmed | Aug 30, 2017
Staff are friendly, you can't take pictures of the exhibition. It's a mix of cultures based on a themes eg, stars (have different cultures take on the stars) Take the lift to the 4th floor and work your way down. There are English notes on the entrance of each floor.
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