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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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Extensive collection

I opted for the combined ticket which includes all three branches of this museum. The Hauptbau... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gold Coast, Australia
Outstanding collection of Dutch Masters and French Impressionists

Well worth a couple of hours of anyone's time to stand and admire an extensive number of beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 4 days ago

I opted for the combined ticket which includes all three branches of this museum. The Hauptbau houses a large and varied collection of work by European artists, most of it by Old Masters and not to my taste. The Neubau, on the other hand, has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a couple of hours of anyone's time to stand and admire an extensive number of beautiful works.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection and exhibitions are both very impressive. I was amazed by the staff: talking out loud to someone on the phone at the exhibition right next to screening of an interview with the artist Sam Gilliam. I was not able to view the Black...More

Thank Natalia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a huge fan of art but even for me there was more than few paintings worth attention. The prices are not that cheap but you will see painting of world known painters.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took advantage of an extended lunch break to see the “Color of Music” exhibit featuring works by Sam Gillliam. Pieces are breathtaking and colors so vibrant. Short descriptions great to put in historical context. I wish there were more rooms where you could put on...More

Thank Susan I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a stop. The art by Picasso and the story of how it got there was surprising and amazing. We enjoyed the building and architecture.

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely couple of hours going around the gallery looking at so many famous works of art. The Kunstmuseum Basel possesses the world`s largest collection of works by the Holbein family. There were very few visitors, even on a Saturday, so we could...More

Thank Yas46
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The museum was clean and easy to navigate but it just was not our style of art! Certainly worth a quick look!

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I had been here many years ago and wanted to return, as I was impressed with the building itself and the way the art was displayed (in addition to the larger gallery halls there are many smaller rooms with only a few paintings in each...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place is full of fine pieces of art, greatly put together in a modern building in a beautiful location. A must visit in Basel.

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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
6 November 2016|
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Response from Redfoody2015 | Reviewed this property |
If you are planning to visit Basel, give yourself enough time to thoroughly enjoy the main building. Depending on when you plan to be in Basel, my suggestion would be to visit the museum websites which you would like to... More