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Museum opening times

Open every day, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The museum is open on Sundays and on all public holidays.$

NOTE:
The Gustave Courbet exhibition, the Calder Gallery, and a presentation of the Beyeler Collection are on show at the Fondation Beyeler.
At the same time the installation of the Peter Doig exhibition is going on. This exhibition will be opened on November 23, 2014.

We thank you for your understanding.

Admission charges
Admission charges for exhibition
  • Adults CHF 25
  • Groups of at least 20 people and disabled visitors with ID CHF 20 *
  • Students, under 30 CHF 12
  • Family Pass (2 Adults and at least 1 child under 19) CHF 50
  • Children, aged between 11 to 19 CHF 6
  • Children under age 11, Art Club Members free admission

Price for public guided tours: Museum admission + CHF 7

Admission charges can also be paid in Euro.

Reduced prices only apply if valid ID is shown.

Prices are subject to change.

 * Groups must register with the museum in advance of their visit. For security and organizational reasons, unregistered groups unfortunately cannot be admitted to the museum. This also holds when group members individually purchase admission tickets. Final authority is the head of supervision currently on duty. We are grateful for your consideration and adherence to these regulations. Further information on our offers for groups may be found here.

Reduced admission charges for exhibition

Reduced admission charges on Mondays, from 10.00–18.00, and Wednesdays, from 17.00–20.00 (except on public holidays):

  • Adults CHF 20
  • Groups of at least 20 people and disabled visitors with ID CHF 16
  • Students, under 30 CHF 12
  • Family Pass (2 Adults and at least 1 child under 19) CHF 40
  • Children, aged between 11 to 19 CHF 6

Prices are subject to change.

The reduced rate cannot be ordered via Internet. Online tax CHF 1.80 per ticket

Free admission for members of the following organizations on presentation of valid membership cards:
Visitors with disabilities

All rooms in the museum have been designed to meet the needs of visitors with mobility impairments. The Fondation Beyeler is committed to giving all visitors with disabilities access to the works of art in its collection and its exhibitions. Special arrangements can be made on request. People with disabilities are entitled to a reduced admission price – see Admission charges above. Also, admission for carers accompanying disabled visitors (who would otherwise be unable to visit the museum) is free.

Wheelchairs / People with mobility impairments

The museum and the museum park are fully wheelchair accessible. The museum can be entered down an entrance ramp (70 metres long with a gradient of 6.25%). The entire indoors area is on a single level without steps or obstacles. A lift is available for access to exhibitions in the basement – door breadth: 85 cm; lift breadth: 140 cm. Toilets for the physically disabled in the foyer are also wheelchair accessible – door breadth: 95 cm; seat height: 47 cm; hinged handles and handle grips are installed and a wheelchair-adapted washbasin is available. The mirror is mounted at a suitably lower height.

Types of ground/flooring: Inside the museum all the rooms have parquet flooring. The access ramp into the museum is paved with stone slabs while the forecourt surrounding the Villa Berower is cobbled. The paths in the park are laid out with finely graded gravel but are suitable for use by wheelchairs.

Restaurant: The garden terrace of the Berower Villa is easily accessed by wheelchair. Entering the restaurant, however, requires assistance. A step leads up into the building; the door is only 70 cm wide but has a second leaf that can be opened. The toilets are also only partially accessible for wheelchairs. The first door is 80 cm, the second door 60 cm wide; the seat is 41 cm high.

Getting here: We suggest using public transport. Take the low-floor tram no. 1 from Basel SBB main station to Basel Theatre (information from: BLT Baselland Transport AG, phone +41 (0)61 - 406 11 11), then continue with tram No. 6 until you reach the stop “Fondation Beyeler” (information from: Baseler Verkehrs-Betriebe, phone +41 (0)61 - 685 12 12). Both travel companies use low-floor trams.
Alternatively, you can also travel by car or with the transport company for disabled people “Behindertentransport beider Basel” (advanced booking required: phone +41 (0)61 - 666 66 66). A marked parking space reserved for disabled visitors can be found in Baselstrasse, right by the entrance to the "Zentrum" multi-storey car park.

Additional service:
The museum also has two wheelchairs available for physically disabled visitors. Please contact us beforehand (phone +41 (0)61 - 645 97 11) to ensure they are still available for your use. Folding chairs are also available; please ask at the entrance.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

For the deaf and hard-of-hearing, special guided tours are available, conducted in German sign language, usually once per exhibition. Click Calendar.

In addition, written information about every exhibition is available on our website.

Free fact sheets on the works in each gallery are available in German, French and English throughout the museum. Each exhibition is also accompanied by catalogue.

Blind and partially sighted visitors

Special museum tours with detailed visual descriptions are available for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, in general once per exhibition. Click Calendar.

The museum is easy to reach from the tram stop “Fondation Beyeler”. Descend from the tram and turn to your left. After about 12 metres you’ll reach a pedestrian crossing, which is where you should cross the road. Then proceed another 30 metres to the right until you reach the main entrance of the museum park. Enter the park and follow the path that veers to the right. This will take you down a 50-metre ramp to the entrance of the museum. The admissions desk is located just outside the entrance on the right.

On the whole, the information panels in the museum galleries are very small. But each exhibition is also described at the outset with a short text panel printed in relatively large type. Guide dogs are welcome at the museum. You are requested, however, not to touch any of the works.

Visitors with learning and developmental disabilities

Special tours and workshops for visitors with learning and developmental disabilities are available on request.

For further events and services, click Calendar.

SBB RailAway-Kombi

Benefit from 10% reduction on train travel and admission. The special offer SBB RailAway Kombi is available at all stations or by phoning Rail Service on 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min).

Fondation Beyeler-Package

Basel Tourism and Fondation Beyeler have joined hands to offer an attractive deal for visitors. The package includes one night in a hotel of your choice, a Mobility Ticket for free travel on the city’s public transport, city tax and admission to the Fondation Beyeler.

TCS

Benefit from the reduced admission of CHF 20 on presentation of your "Show-your-Card" membership card at the till.

Contact

FONDATION BEYELER
Baselstrasse 101
CH-4125 Riehen / Basel
Switzerland
Phone +41 - (0)61 - 645 97 00
Fax +41 - (0)61 - 645 97 19
Email: info@fondationbeyeler.ch

Getting here

We suggest using public transport. The easiest route to the Fondation Beyeler is by tram No. 2 from Basel SBB main station (direction: Badischer Bahnhof), changing at Badischer Bahnhof to tram No. 6 (direction: Riehen Grenze) and descending at the stop Fondation Beyeler. Travel time: 25 min. approx. Alternatively, travel by train directly from Basel SBB main station and Badischer Bahnhof to Riehen (direction: Zell im Wiesental, Germany), then a short walk of 5 min. approx.

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