Museum Opening Hours
Open 365 days a year:
Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
and Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm
The exhibition "Bacon – Giacometti" is on show until September 2, 2018. Due to the installation of the upcoming exhibition "Balthus", which opens on September 2, 2018, our permanent collection is not visible from August 13, 2018 on. Please be informed as well, that the entire museum will be accessible again from October 6, 2018 within the new presentation of the Collection Beyeler.
As from January 22, 2018, there will be a construction site on Baselstrasse, between Bachtelenweg and Inzlingerstrasse, for approx. 12 months. The museum can still be reached by public transport or car throughout this period, and access to the museum is likewise guaranteed.
The main entrance to the Fondation Beyeler is now in Bachtelenweg.
The Baselstrasse entrance is reserved for wheelchair users during this period.
Since changes to traffic control are possible at any time, we recommend that you travel to the Fondation Beyeler on public transport.
Visitors arriving by car can park in the "Zentrum" (Baselstrasse 70) multi-story car park. Coach parking beside the museum building on Baselstrasse is also limited and at times unavailable during this period. Coaches can drop off passengers outside the museum and park at the "Schiessplatz" (Chrischonaweg 120) in Riehen.
Thank you for your understanding.
Tickets purchased online or at the museum ticket office are valid for a single entry. Online tickets can be used at any point during the exhibition and are not restricted to a specific date or time slot. To avoid queues at the ticket office, we recommend that you purchase an online tickets.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
You can buy tickets for the exhibitions at the museum or online in advance, to avoid queuing at the ticket office. With the SBB RailAway special offer, you can also buy a discounted entrance ticket to the museum in combination with a train fare. Please bring a printed copy of your online ticket for admission. Groups of 20 or more are required to book in writing in advance even if no tour guide is needed.
|up to age 25 (show ID at the ticket office, until December 31, 2018)||free admission|
|Students under 30||CHF/EUR 12|
|Students at the Kunsthistorisches Seminar Basel and Schule Kunst und Gestaltung Basel||free admission|
|Fondation Beyeler 20th-anniversary Specials: for everyone up to age 25 (ID required)||free admission|
|Groups of 20 or more |
advance reservation required
|CHF/EUR 23 |
|School Groups |
Reservation required via the online-form
|School groups from the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft|| |
|School groups from the rest of Switzerland or abroad |
see admission prices for adults and children
|Additional information on school groups|| |
|Groups of at least 20 people||CHF/EUR 23|
|Disabled visitors with ID||CHF/EUR 19|
|Students between 26 – 30 years old||CHF/EUR 12|
|On Mondays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesdays 5 – 8 p.m. |
(except on public holidays)
Members of the following organizations enjoy free or reduced admission to the exhibitions with a valid membership card:
Access for Visitors with Disabilities
It is very important to us that visitors with disabilities feel comfortable at the Fondation Beyeler. Each room in the museum is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities. We are also prepared to take special measures upon request. Visitors with disabilities benefit from reduced admission. An escort, if necessary, is granted free admission. Additional information on the Fondation Beyeler’s grounds, doors, rest rooms and ground conditions.
Location and Access
We recommend the use of public transportation to reach the museum. Travel time from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof is only a few minutes; from Basel SBB station, about 25 minutes. The tram stop is very close to the museum. Guests coming from within Switzerland can benefit from the SBB RailAway special offer. Those traveling by car will find parking spaces very close to the Fondation Beyeler in the garage “Zentrum”. If you wish to combine your visit to the museum with a bicycle tour, there is a direct bike path from Badischer Bahnhof. We also recommend the path that takes you through Lange Erlen.
Access by Public Transportation
|Direct connections from Zurich and Bern, Strasburg, and Paris to Basel SBB|
|Direct connections from Cologne, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Berlin to Basel, Badischer Bahnhof|
|From Basel SBB: Tram 2 towards “Eglisee” to the stop “Basel, Badischer Bahnhof,” then transfer to Tram 6|
|From Basel, Badischer Bahnhof: Tram 6 towards “Riehen, Grenze” to the stop “Fondation Beyeler”|
|Alternative: S-Bahn 6 from Basel SBB or Basel, Badischer Bahnhof towards “Zell (Wiesental)” to the stop “Riehen”; from there about 6 minutes' walk to the Fondation Beyeler|
Access by Car
|From Switzerland: Autobahn A2 or A3, turnoff Basel Nord/Messe, exit “Badischer Bahnhof” towards Riehen|
|From Germany: Exit Basel Messe/Badischer Bahnhof, turnoff Riehen|
The “Zentrum” garage is located on Baselstrasse 70, in the immediate vicinity of the Fondation Beyeler, and is open 24 hours a day. Parking spaces for visitors with disabilities are directly in front of the garage entrance.
Frequently asked questions and answers
Our waiting times can vary widely. We usually expect the most visitors on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday). We recommend that you buy your tickets online in order to avoid possible queues. On Wednesdays we are open until 8pm instead of 6pm.
We do not accept the Raiffeisen card.
With a "Show your card" sticker on your TCS card, you will receive a 20% discount. The discount can only be claimed at the ticket office. You cannot receive the discount if you purchase online.
With the MPM Museums-Pass-Musées you can visit us for free.
We do not accept the Swiss Museum Pass.
For a list of all other membership cards that we accept, please visit this link.
Entry coupons are always valid with the exception of exhibitions with a higher admission fee.
On our website you can click on Tickets to reach our online ticket shop. There you will be able to purchase your ticket with your credit card. We ask that you bring along a printout of your ticket when you visit.
The parking lot "Zentrum" is located next to the Fondation Beyeler and is open 24 hours a day. Handicapped parking is available immediately by the entrance. Along the side of the museum on Baselstrasse there are an additional three parking spots for coaches. If these are occupied, guests can be dropped off in front of the museum before the coach is parked on "Schiessplatz" in Riehen.
Groups of over 20 persons must register by emailing email@example.com and giving details of the size of the group, date and arrival time. We will be happy to check if we can accommodate your visit and follow up with a confirmation by email.
It is not possible to register for public guided tours. You can purchase tickets on the day of the tour only at the museum. There is a limited number of places for each tour. We recommend that you arrive early to get a spot. You will find a list of all our public guided tours here.
We offer private tours from Monday to Saturday. You can register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details about the size of the group, date and arrival time, and complete contact details. You must make your booking four weeks in advance of your intended visit.
The Fondation Beyeler is situated in an English landscape park that belongs to the historic Berower Manor. The park stretches between the 18th-century Villa Berower and the museum building designed by Renzo Piano, at the edge of the Wiese Plain and adjacent to Lange Erlen. The park is quite stunning with its old trees, water lily pond, and a pavilion overlooking cornfields, grazing cows, vineyards, and the foothills of the Black Forest. The gently sloping path lends itself to a stroll past art works by Alexander Calder The Tree, Ellsworth Kelly White Curves and Thomas Schütte Hare. The park is also an ideal location for exclusive business functions and private events. The Events Department is available for information and booking requests.
The restaurant is on the ground floor of the Villa Berower, a late-Baroque building from the 18th century. The elegant architecture and the excellent location inside the expansive park create a leisurely and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh market ingredients. The rooms and terrace are also available for business and private events.
Open every day, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Wednesdays also in the evening.
We do not take table bookings for the period between noon and 6:00 p.m.
This is the perfect place for art lovers, visitors and gift seekers. Since 1997 the Fondation Beyeler Shop offers a selection of exhibition catalogs, posters, special editions and contemporary books about art, architecture and design, as well as watches, accessories and other design articles. These are high-quality, limited editions and art reproductions (often signed by the artist), lithographs, engravings, silk-screen prints of selected works as well as exclusive objects and artists books.
You may also purchase our products, art editions and design articles through our Online-Shop.
Discover the Basel Region
Combine your visit to the Fondation Beyeler with explorations and excursions in Riehen and the Basel region.
"24 Stops" – The Rehberger Path between Riehen and Weil am Rhein
The Rehberger-Weg runs approximately 5 kilometers and joins two countries, two communities, two cultural institutions – and countless stories. It runs between Riehen and Weil am Rhein, between the Fondation Beyeler and the Vitra Campus. Along the “24 Stops,” 24 milestones created by artist Tobias Fehberger (b.1966), you can explore the diverse natural and cultural landscape. The Rehberger-Weg provides the opportunity to get to know the history and stories of the area and its people while getting out into nature. Find out more about the project, the works, guided tours and directions here.
The Basel Region
Basel is a city rich in art and culture, with creativity waiting for you at every turn. Among the many museums and non-commercial exhibitions, we recommend:
A Roland for an Oliver (Überblick der Ausstellungsorte und Veranstaltungen)
Haus für Elektronische Künste Basel
Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal
Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
Kunst Raum Riehen
Projektraum M54, Basel (visarte region basel)
The Riehen Region
The area around the Fondation Beyeler is the perfect place to stay and explore. There are many unique and spacious historical parks in addition to Berower Park. The local recreational area Lange Erlen and the landscape park around the Wiese River invite you for a stroll, while the Naturbad Riehen offers opportunities for sport or relaxation. More ideas here: