Kunstmuseum Basel


in short

Hauptbau, Neubau, Gegenwart: three houses for the famous treasures of the world’s oldest municipally owned public art collection, comprising around 4,000 paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos as well as 300,000 drawings and prints from seven centuries.
Kunstmuseum Basel Hauptbau & Neubau
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Kunstmuseum Basel

in detail

The Kunstmuseum Basel ranks among the most renowned institutions of its kind in Europe and beyond. Its world-famous collection, the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, now encompasses around 4.000 paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos as well as 300.000 drawings and prints from seven centuries. Its historic nucleus is the Amerbach Cabinet, the art collection built by Basilius Amerbach, a prominent citizen of Basel. It was purchased by the city and the university in 1661 and displayed to the public starting in 1671, arguably making it the world’s oldest municipal art collection.

Since the inauguration of the Neubau and the reopening of the refurbished Hauptbau, the Kunstmuseum Basel has three venues for the presentation of its treasures.
Kunstmuseum Basel | Hauptbau & Neubau
Special Exhibition & Collection (all three venues): 23 CHF / 21 € (reduced: 13 CHF / 13 €)
Collection (all three venues): : 16 CHF / 15 € (reduced: 8 CHF / 8 €)
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Visitor entrance

Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Graben 16
CH - 4010 Basle
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Opening Times

10:00 - 18:00
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