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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

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Well worth a visit

The Kunstmuseum in Basel is well worth a visit - it's central to the town, and has an impressive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Strasbourg, France
Not Too Big, Not Too Small

It's not the Louvre. It's not the National Gallery. It's not The Met. But it IS one really good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the Galerie (Gallery) and...more
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St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 206 62 62
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Kunstmuseum in Basel is well worth a visit - it's central to the town, and has an impressive selection and variety of art to view in both wings. It's also open on a Sunday, so it's perfect for days when you just want to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the Louvre. It's not the National Gallery. It's not The Met. But it IS one really good, not so big/not so small art museum that runs the gamut of art history, from medieval to present-day. The building itself is big enough that it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The newly added building is a very special nice contrast to the surrounding. Lovely selection of master pieces and a beautiful cafe and a museum shop. What else?

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank baselkawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some areas of this museum are wonderful. Some of the collections are exhibited well, and some of the staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. It really does have a lot of potential. But they don’t make good use of the wonderful space they have, some of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CatherineD205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe this museum offers some enjoyable art for some, but I was shocked how little was to see in these huge rooms! I've visited museums in many different cities, but was never so disappointed. And it's very expensive if you don't have a visitor's pass....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Largest art gallery in Switzerland. There is a representative collection of Swiss art and a good collection of medieval masters. The contemporary collection is average. The new museum adjoining shows contemporary collections. It was empty!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Kunstmuseum Basel was definitely worth visiting as far as I’m concerned. It was really impressive and exciting! After the visit I decided there and then to visit all the other museums in Basel, because Basel is a real museum city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 14simsim14
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Kunstmuseum or Museum of Fine Arts. It contains a collection of art dating from the 15th century to the modern times. It is the largest of its kind in Switzerland.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed January 24, 2019

So they only have one early Rembrandt, but they have so many other great artists that make this museum awesome. We only had 2 hours so we couldn't see everything, but what we did see was amazing. We went on a Friday afternoon and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

I enjoyed an over 3 hour visit through the main museum building using a convenient and instructive audio guide. The 15th Century collection is superb centering around Holbein and upper Rhein masters. Excellent examples of modern painters including impressionists and fine examples from Chagall and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 28, 2018|
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Response from markthomas61 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't get the notification about the question. They take both, yes their main currency is the Swiss Franc, but you can also use Euro's
April 1, 2017|
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Response from jarchcun | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! There is an entrance fee until 4 PM, one hour before closing. There are museum brochures you can keep as well as explanatory sheets in most rooms you may borrow in English. I am sure you will enjoy one the top art... More
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February 4, 2017|
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Response from bonneylaketapps | Reviewed this property |
Want to stress it: the museum is not free even if you have Swill Rail Pass. This is one of few museums in Switzerland that are not included in the list of free museums with Swiss Rail Pass