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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Outstanding art from Holbein through Chagall and Klee

I enjoyed an over 3 hour visit through the main museum building using a convenient and instructive... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Superb examples of Art from pre Renaissance right up to the present day

This not just one gallery but two - the Hauptbau and the Neubau with a third location not far away... read more

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the Galerie (Gallery) and...more
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St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 62 62
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Reviewed yesterday

I enjoyed an over 3 hour visit through the main museum building using a convenient and instructive audio guide. The 15th Century collection is superb centering around Holbein and upper Rhein masters. Excellent examples of modern painters including impressionists and fine examples from Chagall and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HarryR140
Reviewed yesterday

This not just one gallery but two - the Hauptbau and the Neubau with a third location not far away. The buildings themselves are very interestingly designed and the art work excellently presented and lit. Each gallery is quite large so allow up to 2...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank len_green50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just enjoyed this great museum full of jewels from the old masters all the way to modern art (I did not visit the contemporary section). Special mention for the Cranach section and the current Fussli exhibition which is outstanding

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting combination of Fussli, modern art, impressionists and Swiss mountain painting. A beautiful architectural piece bringing together an amazing collection. Use the Basle Card for half price.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aburel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience - easy to find, easy ticket booth. Able to use my Basel Card for 50% off. Ticket booth also spoke English (thank you). Very clean and well kept - with self-service cloak/ locker room where you take your key with you. A bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peapod33
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if one is in Basel; while not at the level of large art museums such as the Louvre, The Met in NYC or the Prada, if one is in Basel the collection is worth seeing. A relatively new wing houses a nice selection...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X598THrichardm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Beau-Art museum turn out to be a attraction you use as the most natural thing when living in Basel. I visit the new exhibitions, I come to re-discover some special paintings, I come to see the Swiss Mountains picture, before going to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael_Kruse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy some of the best and rare masterpieces of all times. Allow a minimum of 3 hours. Words are not enough...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Constantia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could have stayed here all day! It's too much for one visit. We purchased the Swiss Rail Pass which doubled as the Swiss Museum Pass so we got in for free. There's free wifi and the collections are great. So much to see. Plan...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kilaonig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were charming and very understanding of my step-father and his guide dog. The collection is well rounded and we greatly enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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29 December 2018|
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Response from screwtheright | Reviewed this property |
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1 April 2017|
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Response from jarchcun | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! There is an entrance fee until 4 PM, one hour before closing. There are museum brochures you can keep as well as explanatory sheets in most rooms you may borrow in English. I am sure you will enjoy one the top art... More
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5 February 2017|
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Response from bonneylaketapps | Reviewed this property |
Want to stress it: the museum is not free even if you have Swill Rail Pass. This is one of few museums in Switzerland that are not included in the list of free museums with Swiss Rail Pass