About the Museum
Historisches Museum Basel is committed to presenting the history of Basel, the Basel region and the people who live there in a way that is both informative and engaging. It collects artefacts and other manifestations of Basel's cultural heritage and studies and conserves these for future generations. In its exhibitions, Historisches Museum Basel addresses themes both historical and topical and places them in their larger regional, national and international context. Other channels of communication are used in addition to exhibitions. The museums aim to enable people from a wide range of backgrounds to engage with the past, present and future, which in turn will help them to integrate and to identify with the city. Historisches Museum Basel would like to stimulate public discourse on both past and present. Historisches Museum Basel is committed to making a visit to any one of its four museums an enriching and positive experience for people of all age groups, thus adding to Basel’s attractions as a city.