HMB - Museum of History, Basel

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  • Head straight for the basement where you will find a mind-blowing exhibition of artefacts collected by Renaissance men, including globes, filigree ivories, crystals, clocks, dried plants, taxidermy, p...  more »
  • I would have liked a bit more general information about the citys history, but when you move down the basement there are nice exhibitions about the city´s past. Beautiful treasures, including the muns...  more »
  • Church facing the balkhuezer square building is a museum. Exhibits, such as a history of antibiotics and medicines are on the ground floor, basement tapestry exhibitions are interesting.
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  • Good museum, but you have to read a lot at a pecial exhibition.
  • Very nice historical museum in an old monastery church. The museum has recently been re-furbished and features now a very atmospheric exhibition in the lower floor. The exhibitions also features a number of interactive stations, well suitable to visit with kids. There are changing special exhibition with a lot of context to the present.
  • The highest valuable historical museum in the city.
  • Shockingly unfriendly and extremely unhelpful woman at the entrance desk this afternoon. No wonder this museum is in such a scandalous financial situation!
  • Great place to spend a few hours learning about the history of Basel. Lookout for the dance of death area.

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