Opening Hours

Wed-Sun 12:00-18:00 (during exhibitions)
Occasional events, as advertised

Special opening hours:
24.03.2017: The exhibition is open until 8 pm.
12.04.2017: The exhibition is open until 8 pm.
05.05.2017: The exhibition is open until 8 pm.

06.-08.03., Fasnacht: closed
14.04., Karfreitag: open
15.04., Easter Saturday: open
16.04., Easter Sunday: open
17.04., Easter Monday: closed
01.05., Labor Day: closed
25.05., Ascension: closed
03.06., Pentecost Saturday: closed
04.06., Pentecost Sunday: closed
05.06., Pentecost Monday: closed
12-18.06., Art Basel: opens daily 10:00-20:00

Upcoming exhibition

How much of this is fiction.

The group show focuses on critical artistic practices, which hover at the intersection between politics, the arts, theory, activism, and the media.

Tickets to the exhibition

Adults, regular: 9 CHF
Adults, concessions: 6 CHF
(students/young people in vocational training; seniors, physically or mentally challenged persons and those under 20 years of age, groups of 10 persons or more)

School classes: free admission
Higher Education: 90 CHF
HeK Annual Pass: 25 CHF 
(free admission to the exhibitions, reduced fee for events - valid for one year)

Free entry to our exhibitions

At the following times: Wed-Fri, 12:00-13:00 (the first opening hour)
Every first Sunday in the month

For following persons: Children/ Young people aged 16 or under, students of art schools, students of art history, schoolclasses from Cantons BS/BL, schoolchildren who are researching projects or preparing course content, anyone accompanying a person with disabilities, teachers for the preparation of classes, journalists (with press card), staff of Basel Museums

With the following cards: Pass Holders—Basel Card, Schweizer Museumspass (Swiss Museum Pass), Museum PASS Musées (upper Rhine Region Museum pass), KulturLegi Caritas, ColourKey, Raiffeisen Member Plus, For artists (IAA/AIAP), and members of the Vereinigung der KunsthistorikerInnen der Schweiz (Swiss Association of Art Historians), Mediamus, of VMS, of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art), of Visarte and ICOM.


10–20 CHF (always includes admission fee for exhibition on the day of the event)

Diverse Programs

The prices of our educational programs can be found at Education & Outreach