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Museum of Ethnology Basel (Museum der Kulturen)


Museum of Ethnology Basel (Museum der Kulturen)Location : Located near the Münster (Cathedral) Basel

How to Reach

Take the Tram 1/6/8/11/14/16 and stop Schifflände

Basel is the home of Switzerland's largest ethnological and folk art collections. Founded in 1849, The Ethnological Museum in Basel is the largest in Switzerland. It provides a home to the grandest collection of the treasures bought to Basel from European and Non European cultural life by scientists, travelers and merchants. Comprehensive programms of events and permanent exhibitions of ceramics, religious folk art and traditions associated to the masks communicate the museum’s work to a wide audience. The largest museum of its kind the museum has 300,000 objects and about the same number of historic photographs and artifacts. The body responsible for museum is the canton of Basel-Stadt on whose behalf the museum preserves documents and cultural legacy. The museum remains open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tourist attractions in Basel Region

Zoological Garden Basel Museum of Fine Arts Basel
Museum of Natural History Basel Museum Jean Tinguely Basel
Museum of Ethnology Basel (Museum der Kulturen) Museum of Ancient Art Basel

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