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The late Gothic church of the mendicant Franciscan Order has housed the museum since 1894. The main focus of the permanent exhibition installed there is Basel’s identity as a place where Swiss, French and German culture intersect. The highlights of...more
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
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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!
I read different reviews on this museum. But honestly, after going there, I don't know how you could not enjoy it. There are really some interesting things to view here, and they give you an iPad when you enter so that you can pull up...More
PatS2814, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your valued feedback. We are glad you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and would be happy to welcome you at one of our three museums another time!
The museum is in a very old church. Although I’m not usually interested in museums, this one turned out to be quite interesting with displays of church artifacts, the church or council items such as goblets, coins, etc. T
Exhibits are numbered and we were...More
When you walk in, the museum is not that impressive, though there are some wonderful artifacts on display. Head to the back and downstairs and the collections of display blow you away. Some wonderful church triptychs are nicely preserved and easy to study, but the...More
This review is of the Barfusserkirche located in old cathedral at the Barfüsserplatz. There is a lot of scaffolding around the front and side of the building, and you might think it closed and pass it by. Do not! This is a remarkable exhibition of...More
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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018
Many thanks for your valued feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum. The scaffolding around the front exterior wall will be removed within the next few weeks and we look forward to making your visit an even better experience then.
The building has some atmosphere (after all, it is a church), and while the presentation of the objects is nice, I found the collection kind of random and not particularly interesting. Pretty standard museum.
I walked over curious as it was behind a Christmas market (they open on the 25th November here & are identical to those in Berlin but twice the price). I had an initial look inside but a short female usher quickly took me away from...More
This museum looks relatively small from the outside, being housed in an old church building, but it is so packed full of information and artefacts that a museum-lover could easily spend an entire day here. The permanent collection contains a good mixture of historical items,...More
Head straight for the basement where you will find a mind-blowing exhibition of artefacts collected by Renaissance men, including globes, filigree ivories, crystals, clocks, dried plants, taxidermy, paintings, miniature sculptures, scientific instruments, antiquities, exotica and all manner of curiosities – scientists and collectors began amassing...More