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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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Impressive and exciting museum!

Kunstmuseum Basel was definitely worth visiting as far as I’m concerned. It was really impressive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice museum

Kunstmuseum or Museum of Fine Arts. It contains a collection of art dating from the 15th century to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 1 week ago

Kunstmuseum Basel was definitely worth visiting as far as I’m concerned. It was really impressive and exciting! After the visit I decided there and then to visit all the other museums in Basel, because Basel is a real museum city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kunstmuseum or Museum of Fine Arts. It contains a collection of art dating from the 15th century to the modern times. It is the largest of its kind in Switzerland.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So they only have one early Rembrandt, but they have so many other great artists that make this museum awesome. We only had 2 hours so we couldn't see everything, but what we did see was amazing. We went on a Friday afternoon and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 163chass
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed an over 3 hour visit through the main museum building using a convenient and instructive audio guide. The 15th Century collection is superb centering around Holbein and upper Rhein masters. Excellent examples of modern painters including impressionists and fine examples from Chagall and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HarryR140
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This not just one gallery but two - the Hauptbau and the Neubau with a third location not far away. The buildings themselves are very interestingly designed and the art work excellently presented and lit. Each gallery is quite large so allow up to 2...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank len_green50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed this great museum full of jewels from the old masters all the way to modern art (I did not visit the contemporary section). Special mention for the Cranach section and the current Fussli exhibition which is outstanding

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Erik_from_France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting combination of Fussli, modern art, impressionists and Swiss mountain painting. A beautiful architectural piece bringing together an amazing collection. Use the Basle Card for half price.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Aburel
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Great experience - easy to find, easy ticket booth. Able to use my Basel Card for 50% off. Ticket booth also spoke English (thank you). Very clean and well kept - with self-service cloak/ locker room where you take your key with you. A bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peapod33
Reviewed 11 January 2019

A must if one is in Basel; while not at the level of large art museums such as the Louvre, The Met in NYC or the Prada, if one is in Basel the collection is worth seeing. A relatively new wing houses a nice selection...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X598THrichardm
Reviewed 6 January 2019

This Beau-Art museum turn out to be a attraction you use as the most natural thing when living in Basel. I visit the new exhibitions, I come to re-discover some special paintings, I come to see the Swiss Mountains picture, before going to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael_Kruse
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Response from screwtheright | Reviewed this property |
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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