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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 62 62
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Must visit

A really nice art museum situated just opposite a tram stop. The ticket for the permanent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
via mobile
Amazing collection of modern art

This museum has an amazing collection, who knew? Picasso's by the dozen. Very cool new building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 62 62
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really nice art museum situated just opposite a tram stop. The ticket for the permanent exhibition is if I remember correctly 16 CHF. You should consider spending around 2 to 3 hours for the permanent exhibition. It really worth the visit. You should opt...More

Thank ilGrec0
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an amazing collection, who knew? Picasso's by the dozen. Very cool new building houses very modern installations

Thank Bruce4fun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has many modern art exhibitions , and the happy hour is from 17 to 18, where you can enter for free :)

Thank Carelva
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I only had a few hours to spend in the museum, but we really enjoyed the time we had allotted. We visited some of the contemporary art floors, artists from Basel and the impressionists. There was much more to see, but we...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some Renaissance (mostly dark German stuff) and French impressionists BUT mostly modern. My advice is do not spend time and money for what I would consider mediocre collection of the above. If you are in to modern this may be the place for you. Not...More

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The admission for the museum is included in the Swiss Rail Pass, and the Kunstmuseum is convenient to other sites in Basel. I enjoyed walking through the museum and would like to visit it again.

Thank bookworm8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is near the center of the city and was an easy walk from our hotel. The art collection is from Renaissance to Modern and while we were visiting, they had a special exhibition on loan from the Prado. We easily spent a few...More

Thank SusanStPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buy your tickets on the side of the building before entering the courtyard. In case you do not have much time it is advisable to choose either the permanent collections, or the temporary exhibitions (in the new building, or "neubau", connected to the main one)....More

Thank FleurNastia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good collection from old masters to modern. Organization was hard to understand. Picasso paintings seemed randomly distributed.

Thank renelle06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The collection of the museum is very diverse. You find old and new art in a nice mix. The museum is a little bit stuffy, but still worth your while on a rainy day.

Thank eddebruin
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Is there an entrance fee? Are any exhibits in English?
1 April 2017|
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Response from bonneylaketapps | Reviewed this property |
There is an entrance fee of about 18 CHF. I don't remember if there were captions in English but staff speaks excellent English, and they have flyers with info in English
Dilara T
how much is the entrance fee ?
5 February 2017|
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Response from bonneylaketapps | Reviewed this property |
Here is the list of free with Swiss Rail Pass museums in Zurich: Focus Terra ETH*. Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich*. Haus Konstruktiv. Johann Jacobs Museum. Kulturama. Medizinmuseum der Universität Zürich* (Neueröffnung... More
Which of the three buildings contains the Klee works?
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