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Basel Historical Museum - Museum of Music

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The one museum to see in Basel

If you have only have time to visit one museum in Basel this the one to see. We went to what they... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
1sonnybo
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Huntsville, Alabama
Stunning!

We only had an hour here but could have spent many more ( i am biased as i am a music teacher... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
cathhhhhh
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Sydney, Australia
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The «Basel Historical Museum – Musikmuseum» stands on a hill above the Barfüsserplatz in the medieval heart of Basel. It belongs to a complex that dates back to St. Leonhard’s Convent, a monastery of the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. The Church...more
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Im Lohnhof 9, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

If you have only have time to visit one museum in Basel this the one to see. We went to what they called happy hour. It is the last hour that the museum is open, 4-5. I museum is well laid out with many interesting...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We only had an hour here but could have spent many more ( i am biased as i am a music teacher). Absolutely loved the many strange instruments set out over the 4 floors. Many hybrid sax cross trumpets and other strange things along with...More

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Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you very much for your valued feedback. We are happy you have enjoyed your visit at our museum and would be happy to welcome you again another time!

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is a prison turned into a music museum. The entire idea is rather appealing and intriguing.how wonderfully prison cells have been converted into interactive music cells, each cell showcasing different instruments.

Thank guptaratika
Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Many thanks for your positive feedback regarding the concept! We are happy you have enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 20 May 2018

Musical instruments arranged in groups in cells (was a prison). The interactive displays in each cell not easy to use at first. Nice to be able to hear the sound of different instruments.

Thank Randaia
Pat S, Manager at Basel Historical Museum - Museum of Music, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Many thanks for your valued feedback. We are currently checking our devices and will do our best for your future visit to be an even better experience.

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I wrote the same quirky review in their visitor's book! But seriously, although an intimate space (& mind your head if you're tall!), the Museum of Music has a wonderful collection of period keyboards in excellent condition which can be closely inspected without velvet ropes...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

My daughter is a musician so we knew we had to visit - definitely the right call. It's a very interesting museum; built in an old jail so each cell has been converted to exhibition space. One cell was left intact so you can see...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed walking around this museum. Three floors with lots of different instruments on each It used to be a prison and they have kept one cell as it was so you can compare it to what they have done with the other cells....More

1  Thank AmerzHardy
Reviewed 10 March 2017

we had a great and interesting visit to the music museum, we learnt a lot about the ancient musical instrumants

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

its was fun to see all the old and ancient instruments. Many had recordings available so you could hear the sounds they made. Its was a very easy self tour and an interesting building to boot - previously a prison.

2  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I love music museums and try to visit one in any city that has one (I play an instrument myself). This museum was very small and not curated or displayed that well, in my opinion, I thought there would be more. It is mainly several...More

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the nearest is tram no. 3 have nice visit.
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