The Kunstmuseum Basel is one of Switzerland's nationally protected heritage sites as it is home to the largest and most important public art collection in the country, displaying the work of celebrated artists including Hans Holbein the Younger and the Elder, Konrad Wiltz, Hans Baldung, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch.
The Kunstmuseum Basel as an organisation has a remarkable history as it was the very first municipally owned museum, making it one of the most internationally important art galleries of its kind.
Opening times and visitor information
The Kunstmuseum Basel is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10am until 6pm. It is closed on some public holidays including 'Carneval', Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Entry to view the Kunstmuseum's collection generally costs 15 Swiss Francs for an adult and less for children, teenagers, students and artists. It can cost more to view temporary exhibitions hosted in the museum.
English audio guides detailing information about 144 of the Kunstmuseum Basel's masterpieces and some of the best known artists exhibited can be hired for 2 Swiss Francs.
Getting to the Kunstmuseum Basel from our hotel
Our Basel hotel is less than 8 minutes walking from the Kunstmuseum Basel - and less than 2 minutes to Basel Zoo and 10 minutes to Basel Munster, making it the perfect base for visitors looking to explore the cultural attractions this charming Swiss city has to offer.