Switzerland has so many museums…like over 400! Basel sits on the border with Germany & France, so it makes it a great location to visit. Especially if you want to do 3 countries in a few days! You can read about one of our favorite Basel museums the entire family enjoyed.
Don’t miss out on these other Basel museums that are free. To learn how to get free admission to your favorite Basel museums, read about the the Swiss Rail Pass. Find out how it’s your passport to free museums all over Switzerland.
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Planning Pro Tip: Most museums are closed on Mondays, so plan your time accordingly. Enjoy a walking tour, a trip down the Rhine.
Basel Museums for Free
This was our family’s favorite Basel museum. Everyone loved it. There is so much to experience, learn about and do in this little shop! And you walk away with souvenirs to take home & frame! Did I mention all these museums are FREE with Your Swiss Rail Pass Ticket?
If you happen to be in Basel on a Sunday afternoon this might be fun. The museum organizes workshops/activities to accompany various exhibitions. Experience the astounding variety of comic art by joining an intriguing guided tour or participating in a fun workshop. For each exhibition, they offer a wide range of events and activities.
My kids will always say “Yes!” to a Natural History Museum. This one has some amazing exhibits included a wildlife photography exhibit. Truly beautiful imagery the whole family can appreciate.
If you have a budding scientist or doctor in the family, this museum is pretty cool. It has all kinds of antique pharmacological items and even an herbarium museum/shop.
This museum dedicated to ancient masterpieces presents 5000 years of culture from the Mediterranean world. Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Italy from 4000 BC to AD 400. It’s a fascinating art and artifact collection with a twist. Their video will certainly pique your interest.
Who can resist a toy museum? This one has a variety of collections that appeal to a broad audience. The even have a Neapolitan creche collection and a carousel exhibit.
This museum is the Swiss Maritime Museum and the transport museum all in one place. It’s just out of the city centre. Keep that in mind as you are planning your transportation for the day.