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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

Closes in 17 min: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Worth a visit, each time

This is no ordinary fine arts museum. Its collection is probably the richest of any European... read more

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Fantastic museum

A huge number of paintings of famous painters, including some Swiss. A must visit museum if you... 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 yesterday

This is no ordinary fine arts museum. Its collection is probably the richest of any European museum. Pablo Picasso donated once a picture after he learned that the Basel residents collected money to buy one his paintings. Worth a visit. The exhibition walls are not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A huge number of paintings of famous painters, including some Swiss. A must visit museum if you like art

Thank Johannes C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The forecast was rain all day so I went. Two hours in, it got sunny but I was okay with my decision and was thoroughly engrossed. Great art, classic, modern and contemporary, beautiful curated. Because I had the 15 day SwissPass it was also FREE,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was unaware of the depth and breadth of the early modern art collection until I stumbled upon it. Go to the top floor and work your way down and you won’t be disappointed. Well worth the admission.

Thank timwN5128XZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you do not have much time and your not in to modern art skip the Neubau exhibit. Start at the top floor of the main hall. They have the masters to Picasso. You will need a couple hours to enjoy the exhibits other than...More

Thank 1sonnybo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great comprehensive collection of art. Architecturally unusual second and third spaces which had interesting special exhibitions. Particularly interesting was Theaster Gates project

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank TravelLover50
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Thank Excursion301149
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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 3 September 2018 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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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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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
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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