Tickets

Q&A regarding visits to the museum
 

Ticketing

For the time being, we recommend all visitors to the Fondation Beyeler buy an online time ticket. This makes it possible for you and us to plan your visit to the museum and comply with all precuationary measure by the Canton as well as Swiss Federal Council. Tickets sales on site at the museum ticket desk are limited and may involve waiting times. Please note that booked online tickets are not refundable.

FAQ

We have switched our online ticketing system to timed tickets for our current exhibitions “Edward Hopper” and “Silent Vision”. These tickets are valid for a specific date and time only (chosen freely by visitors according to availabilities). Admission to the museum is scheduled within 30 minutes of the time specified on your ticket. Arriving late means you may have to wait.

Please only purchase an online timed ticket for a time slot you know you will be able to keep. Please note that booked online tickets are not refundable.

The number of tickets available at the museum ticket desk is very limited. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket.  

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Online timed tickets are valid for a specific date and time only. They give you and they give us better predictability regarding visits to the museum. This in turn enables us to comply with the coronavirus safety guidelines established by the Swiss Confederation and the canton. For the time being, this reorganisation applies only to our current exhibitions “Edward Hopper” and “Silent Vision – Images of Calm and Quiet” (on view until September 20 and end of November respectively).

Should it not be possible for you to purchase a timed ticket online, a very limited number of tickets can still be purchased on site at the museum ticket desk. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition however, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket.  

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Yes, a very limited number of tickets may also be purchased on site at the museum ticket desk. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition however, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket. We strongly recommend that you purchase your ticket online. This will allow you to avoid waiting time and help us comply with safety guidelines.

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Even if you already have a ticket, we recommend that you book a timed ticket online ahead of your visit. To do so, simply go online to book a “0 CHF ticket”. Both tickets must be presented for admission to the museum.We kindly ask you to book your ticket only if you are sure that you can keep the timing. Please do not make multiple bookings for "0 CHF ticket".

Should it not be possible for you to purchase a timed ticket online, a very limited number of timed tickets are still available on site at the museum ticket desk. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition however, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket. We strongly recommend that you purchase your timed ticket online.

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Even if you have free access to the museum, we recommend that you book a timed ticket online ahead of your visit. To do so, simply go online to book a “0 CHF ticket”. Show this ticket along with your proof of free access for admission to the museum. We kindly ask you to book your ticket only if you are sure that you can keep the timing. Please do not make multiple bookings for "0 CHF ticket".

Should it not be possible for you to purchase a timed ticket online, a very limited number of timed tickets are still available on site at the museum ticket desk. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition however, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket. We strongly recommend that you purchase your timed ticket online.

Holders of the following valid membership cards may access exhibitions freely:

Art Club
Young Art Club
Basel Tourismus staff
BKB Freizeitaktion
CIMAM-Member
Colour Key
Guggenheim Art Pass
iaa-aiap
ICOM
MPM MuseumsPassMusée (purchase/renewal at the museum ticket desk until 5:45pm only)
Museum with no Frontiers
Sotheby's Preferred
Stadt Basel Gutschein aus Zuzügerheft
Swiss Museums Association 
Vitra staff

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We recommend that you book a “0 CHF ticket” online ahead of your visit. You can then purchase your reduced-rate admission ticket on site at the museum ticket desk.

Should it not be possible for you to book a “0 CHF ticket” online, a very limited number of timed tickets are still available on site at the museum ticket desk. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition however, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket. We strongly recommend that you purchase your timed ticket online.

Holders of the following valid membership cards may access exhibitions at a reduced rate:

BaselCard
Caritas Kultur Legi
Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel
Guest Pass Baselland
Gemeinde Riehen Gutschein aus Zuzügerheft
Gruner Artcard / Art Magazin
SBB / RailAway/ RailAway Italy
TCS member «Show your Card»

Tickets

We advise you to book a timed ticket online. Should it not be possible for you to purchase a timed ticket online, a very limited number of timed tickets are still available on site at the museum ticket desk. Due to the popularity of the current exhibition however, long waiting times may ensue for those who arrive without a timed ticket. We strongly recommend that you purchase your timed ticket online.

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No, online timed tickets have been introduced in the context of coronavirus safety regulations in order to better control the number of visitors present in the museum at any given time.

It is unfortunately not possible to change time slot once you have purchased a ticket. You will have to cancel your ticket. Please send us the online timed ticket (PDF) you wish to cancel by e-mail to info@fondationbeyeler.ch and let us know why you are cancelling it. If you wish to reschedule your visit, you can book a new timed ticket online any time. However, please only purchase an online timed ticket for a time slot you know you will be able to keep.

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Visitor Information

The safety of the museum's visitors and staff remains our top priority. In order to make your visit to the museum as enjoyable as possible the Fondation Beyeler has therefore drawn up a comprehensive protection plan which takes into account the Federal Council's Covid-19 regulations. 

FAQ

In order to ensure optimal visitor flow in the park and in the museum, a route has been signposted with separate entry and exit points. The cloakroom is located in a museum outbuilding directly by the entrance on Bachtelenweg. Distance markers have been put in place. Additional cleaning and hygiene measures have been implemented for all the museum’s infrastructures. Hand sanitiser is available in several key locations in the museum, the restaurant and the park. Additional toilet facilities have been installed.

Masks are not compulsory in Switzerland, but we recommend that you wear a mask when visiting the museum. If you do not have a mask with you, you are welcome to pick one up free of charge at the reception area or at the Art Shop.

 

The Fondation Beyeler bases its calculation of maximum visitor capacity on the directives issued by the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Basel-Stadt, in accordance with which a minimum surface area of 4m2 must be provided per visitor. As the current Hopper exhibition is very popular and well attended, the museum is likely to be operating at full capacity at all times. For the protection of all, we recommend that visitors to the museum wear a face mask. Face masks are available free of charge at the museum reception desk or at the museum shop for visitors without their own mask.

We also rely on all visitors taking personal responsibility. In case one of the galleries is too busy, we'd like to appeal to guests to be as considerate as possible and to wait a short time or to visit another part of the museum.

Masks are not compulsory in Switzerland, but we recommend that you wear a mask when visiting the museum. If you do not have a mask with you, you are welcome to pick one up free of charge at the reception area or at the Art Shop.

As a rule, mornings are busier than afternoons. The number of visitors tends to decrease from around 3pm onward. We have also drawn up a comprehensive safety plan that takes into account the Swiss Federal Council’s Covid-19 Ordinances. At no time does the number of visitors in the museum exceed authorised capacities.

Mornings tend to be more frequented than afternoons, especially after 3 p.m. We have also developed a comprehensive Saftey concept that takes account of the Covid 19 ordinances of the Federal Council. This means that at no time are there more people in the museum than permitted.

The «Beyeler Restaurant im Park» has resumed its normal service. The restaurant also offers packed lunches for picnicking. Unfortunately we are unable to take table bookings.

Bistro Bey remains closed until further notice.

Unfortunately we are unable to take bookings. We thank you for your understanding.

You are very welcome to come by only for a drink, a meal or a stroll in the park. Our restaurant offers packed lunches that are ideal for a picnic in the park.

The film "Two or Three Things I Know about Edward Hopper", created for the exhibition, is screened three times per hour. Each screening is limited to 40 viewers. Face masks are mandatory inside the screening space. Masks are provided at the entrance to the space. The last screening takes place at 5.20 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7.20 p.m..

As of now, private guided tours and workshops as well as events are once again possible - in compliance with the ordinances issued by the Federal Office of Public Health in connection with the Covid-19 virus. 

Private guided tours will take place from 4 p.m. or on request after the regular opening hours (evening tours from 6.30 p.m.). As part of the safety concept, groups are divided into a maximum of ten people during the day and 20 in the evening. Private guided tours until 4 p.m. and school tours can initially only take place in the park. 

The offers can be booked in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Schools can book the entire offer free of charge and combine the guided tour and interactive part as a workshop. 

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Public guided tours are not yet available. We will provide regular updates on our guided tour schedule on our website, in our newsletter and on our social media accounts.

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Digital Program

In order to keep bringing art experiences to whereever you are, we are keeping up our online activities. Apart from our existing programs such as the Artist Talks or our thematic media series on social media, we have developed new and specific formats for you and your family.

#BeyelerCreate

We bring art mediation straight to your living room. Our website «Beyeler Create» showcases workshops and templates related to our Hopper exhibition. Next to our digitised children’s booklet «Hopper Interaktiv» and an online quiz, you will also find various instructions and challenges to exert your own creativity – for the young and the less young, for home schooling, or when boredom bites.