Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum

Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum: Hours, Address, Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum

Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe with works from the early fifteenth century to the present.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Top ways to experience Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum
Popular mentions

4.5
1,187 reviews
Excellent
790
Very good
312
Average
65
Poor
10
Terrible
10

Daniele M
Washington DC, DC37 contributions
Among the best Museum in Switzerland, welcoming services quite unfriendly
Jun 2021
Museum among the best in Switzerland. Info point really bad. In the main lobby no clear directions of the permanent collection 's different rooms on on many floors. Info point unacceptably unhelpful: you get no information ,just a printed map (without any indication or where you are). My humble opinion is that from ticket counter to info point there is a serious management problem. A pity for a great institution.
Written 8 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beatriz M
Dortmund, Germany4,439 contributions
Huge museum for a rainy day
Mar 2021 • Solo
A really huge museum, I was not expecting it, it can be confusing at times! It is divided between the old and new construction and each of then has like 3 or 4 floors of exhibits. It is really a lot to see. I am lucky that the week I went there it was completely free because of the reopening of museums after Corona restrictions so I am super happy I could see so much for free. It is mainly paintings and some sculptures. Perfect for a rainy day!
Written 9 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Katarina
Belgrade, Serbia12 contributions
Fantastic collection!
Jan 2020
I visited Kunstmuesum this year, I spent almost 2h enjoying great collection of art!
Museum has great selection of souvenirs as well.
If you come to Basel be sure to check Kunstmuseum!
Written 1 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ursbruno
Basel, Switzerland78 contributions
Modern and traditional art of painting meet!
Oct 2019
If you like to admire paintings, it is a must to go to the Kunstmuseum. With the new building, accessible via a tunnel, it arrived in 21st century, wide open and huge, also a masterpiece of architecture.
Written 30 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your Feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Kind regards.
Written 1 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nobleorsavage
Main Beach, Australia9 contributions
Absolutely brilliant gallery
Mar 2020
We went during the free, after 5pm deal.

I was gobsmacked by the art on display here. As someone who likes, but doesn't know a lot about art, this place is ideal. It is large enough to have coverage of great art, particularly my modern favourites such as Magritte, Dali, Miro, Mondrian, but small enough to see without feeling like you need to walk for miles such as in the Louvre.

Just wonderful.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you could benefit from our free entry into the collection and enjoy it at its fullest. Kind regards.
Written 1 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rob B
Basel, Switzerland6 contributions
wonderful!
Dec 2019
Really cool spot, waitings are really great. I would assume one of the best collections of art in Switzerland which is really saying something!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna Z
10 contributions
Wonderful exhibitions but pricey
Dec 2019 • Couples
We intended to visit Kunstmuseum for seasonal exhibition celebrating 1000 years for Cathedral. The exhibition was great and provided a great variety of items however the ticket was very expensive. It was impossible to buy a ticket just for this part of exhibition so we had to buy one for the whole museum.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marie Roos
Ghent, Belgium169 contributions
Beautiful museum worth visiting
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful building with magnificent paintings. Even though I’m not a big fan of modern art, their collection still attracted me a lot.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CalBristol
Weston-super-Mare, UK1,885 contributions
A wonderful collection of art!
Dec 2019
I was told that Basel had the best collection of art in Switzerland and they weren't wrong! The main building contains the collections from the Medieval period up to the 20th Century and contains examples of work from all the well known artists. The New Building (reached by a tunnel) shows works after 1950 and special exhibitions. There is a nice Bistro on the ground floor. Allow plenty of time as there is lots to see!
Remember to show your Basel Card to get a 50% discount on the admission charge!
Written 28 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lovetotravel
37 contributions
Beautiful!
Dec 2019 • Solo
The lady at the frontdesk was very friendly and help-full. I loved the exhibitions and permanent collection.I evrn walked through the same hall twice. I spent almost 2,5 hours at the museum
Written 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 599
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum

Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Fine Arts Museum Basel - Kunstmuseum tours on Tripadvisor