The former Museum of Folklore is now the Cultural Museum, and is the largest and most important of its kind in Switzerland. ... More
Basel Museum of Cultures
The former Museum of Folklore is now the Cultural Museum, and is the largest and most important of its kind in Switzerland. People from far and wide are placed under the microscope at Museum der Kulturen. Their ways of life, cultures and much more are presented to the visitor in close-up. Workshops, tours and lectures also aid this task. They've collected quite a few treasures over the last hundred odd years. The South Sea and Old America exhibits are world famous, but the wood panels from a Mayan temple in Guatemala are undoubtedly a highpoint. All the temporary exhibitions held are excellent too.
Founded in 1912 in honor of the great Russian composer Glinka, the museum was named after him in 1954. In
the summer of 1985, the museum moved to a specially constructed new building. This is the only musical museum ...