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Museum der Kulturen Basel (Basel Museum of Cultures)

  • Münsterpl. 20 Map It
  • Altstadt

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

After a radical renovation by star architects Herzog and de Meuron, the ethnographic museum did away with its dusty scenes of indigenous cultures; it now presents a hands-on investigation of what "culture" means. The permanent exhibit "Expeditions: The World in a Suitcase," displays what Basel anthropologists from the 19th and 20th centuries brought back from their expeditions around the globe. Three to four rotating exhibitions explore the history of Switzerland and its neighbors. Descriptions are available in German, French, English, and sometimes Italian.

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Münsterpl. 20, Basel, 4051, Switzerland

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Sight Details:

  • 16 SF
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Published 04/14/2015


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