History Museum
Barfüsserplatz, 4051 Basel Route Planner
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daily except Mon 10am-5pm


This museum, housed in a former church, stands out as the major museum of the History of the Civilisation of the Upper Rhine. Visitors can admire precious 15C tapestries, a coin cabinet, a collection of weapons and terrestrial globes and an amazing curiosity cabinet. Several religious sculptures and stained-glass windows are also exhibited, among which fragments of the Danse macabre by K. Witz (15C), a fresco made during the era of the Council of Basel.


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