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Opening hours

Wed-Sun: 12:00-18:00

Delivery times:

Mon-Fri: 09:00-16:00, access via Oslostrasse

Current exhibition

Exhibition

02.09.14.11.2021
This international group exhibition presents artists concerned with the structures, technologies and aesthetics of the global gaming industry.

Prices

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)
Buy exhibition tickets online: here

School classes: free admission
Higher Education: 90 CHF
School classes and groups are requested to resister in advance, more information here

HEK Annual Pass: 25 CHF
(free admission to the exhibitions, reduced fee for events - valid for one year)

Free entry to our exhibitions

Free admission: Children up to and including age 16, students of art colleges and art history, pupils and students for project work (with appropriate proof), persons accompanying disabled persons, teachers for lesson preparation.

With the following cards:
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  • Basel Card (50%)
  • Schweizer Museumspass
  • Musems Pass Musée
  • KulturLegi Caritas
  • ColourKey
  • Raiffeisen Member Plus
  • Kunstschaffende IAA/AIAP
  • Verband der KunsthistorikerInnen der Schweiz VKKS
  • Mediamus
  • VMS
  • IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemprorary Art)
  • Visarte
  • ICOM
  • Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel
  • Medienschaffende gegen Presseausweis
  • Museumspersonal Museen Basel
  • Asylsuchende und Geflüchtete mit N, F oder B Ausweis (Vermerk: Flüchtlingsstatus),
  • Mitglieder der SGBK
  • MACT/CACT Mitglieder
  • Jahreskarte Kunsthaus Baselland
  • Wie wärs mal mit
  • Jahreskarte HEK

Happy Hour: Free admission Wednesdays to Fridays 12.00–13.00
Happy Sunday: Free entry to the exhibition every first Sunday of the month

Education prices

Please find information on our guided tours here Our varied education programme can also be booked individually. Information on available formats and conditions can be found here.

Adress and directions


HEK
House of Electronic Arts
Freilager-Platz 9
CH–4142 Münchenstein / Basel

Public transport:
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From Bahnhof SBB: Tram 11 (direction Aesch) to "Freilager" stop.

From Badischer Bahnhof: Bus 36 (direction Schifflände) to "Dreispitz", then one stop with tram 11 (direction Aesch) to stop "Freilager".

The museum is 100 metres from the tram stop "Freilager" across Freilager-Platz.

By Car:
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Direct access to the HEK is only available for delivery services and disabled people. Visitors are requested to leave their cars in the “Ruchfeld” car park, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4053 Basel.

By car from the motorway:
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Take the A2 motorway to the St. Jakob exit. Follow signs to "Dreispitz" and take entrance gate 13. Car park: Ruchfeld multi-storey car park, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4053 Basel.

By car from the motorway:
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Take the A2 motorway to the St. Jakob exit. Follow signs to "Dreispitz" and take entrance gate 13. Car park: Ruchfeld multi-storey car park, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4053 Basel.
From the “Ruchfeld” car park, please follow the path to Freilagerplatz.

barrier-free access

Arrival at the Museum

The museum is located 100 metres from the tram stop Freilager, Münchenstein. There is no street to cross. The HeK has disabled parking spaces directly in front of the museum (see below for details).

The entire museum is accessible without thresholds.

The museum can be entered via a staircase (8 steps) or a ramp to the left of the entrance.Entry to the foyer is through two hinged glass doors. On the left is an unattended cloakroom with lockers and straight ahead on the right is the museum ticket office and an attended bistro. To the left of the ticket office, a double door without threshold leads into the exhibition area.

Admission

People on disability insurance are admitted at a reduced rate. Those accompanying visitors with visual, mobility or hearing impairments are admitted free of charge. Guide dogs for the blind are permitted.

Exhibition area

The exhibition area consists of one large room and several smaller rooms, all located on the ground floor. The lighting in the exhibition rooms depends on the current exhibitions and is generally rather weak due to video projections on show. The foyer is brightly lit.

There is no audio induction loop installed in the exhibition space. Printed exhibition texts are available at the ticket office. Where possible, video works have text transcriptions or subtitles (DE or EN).

Basement with toilets and function room

The basement is accessible by stairs or public lift. The concrete staircase to the basement comprises 23 steps, 3 intermediate landings and has a handrail on one side. The lift door is 90 cm wide; inside its floor surface is 120 by 150 cm.

The museum has a gender-neutral public wheelchair toilet, for which the key is available at the museum ticket office. The door opens inwards, a door closer is available. Its floor surface is 250 by 220 cm; there is an L-handle on the wall and a folding handle on the free side. An alarm button is not installed, the washbasin is accessible from underneath.

Access to Disabled Parking Spaces

Enter the Dreispitz via gate 13, and take the first opportunity left onto Florenz-Strasse towards the high-rise building Hochschule HGK FHNW. To have the bollard lowered, please ring the respective bell: “HEK Monday to Friday” or “HEK Saturday to Sunday”. You will be connected to reception. If reception is unmanned, please call the service number 0041 / 61 335 40 46 to receive directions to Freilager-Platz. There are disabled parking spaces right next to the museum entrance.

Information and enquiries: office[at]hek.ch, +41 (0)61 331 58 40

Bistro

The genusswerk&co bistro in the foyer of the HEK offers a varying lunch menu, fine cakes and sandwiches. Its undercover terrace is ideal for getting together with friends for an aperitif, or for organising a business lunch, birthday party or company event.

Event Location

Certain areas of the HEK premises are available for third-party rental for events such as business meetings, seminars, conferences, lectures or concerts. The outdoor area with its undercover patio, ramp and platform is a popular event location.

Protection concept

The safety of visitors and staff is paramount. To ensure their protection, the HEK (House of Electronic Arts) has developed a comprehensive protection concept which implements the provisions of the Federal Council's Covid 19 and the recommendations of the Department of Culture (DC) and Basel-Landschaft and regulates visits to the museum.

Free Wifi

Throughout the HEK, visitors have access to WLAN (HEK-Guest). Please ask at the front desk if you have questions or need help.