Mon closed
Tue/Wed/Fri 11-18h
Thu 11-20:30h
Sat/Sun 11-17h


Entrance Fee: CHF 12.-

Reduced Entrance Fee: CHF 8.-
Pupils, students and apprentices (with valid ID)
Seniors and pensioners aged 64/65 and over (with valid ID)
Unemployed (with valid ID)
Swiss Museum Pass / Swiss Travel Pass SBB
Schweizerischer Werkbund (SWB)
KulturLegi beider Basel (with valid ID)
Groups (min. 10 people)
Members of Docomomo (with member card)

Free Entry:
S AM Members
Adolescents below 18 years
Pupils and Students (group of min. 10 people) from the Swiss cantons of BS and BL
Disabled person (with valid ID) and carer
Persons in need of protection and persons admitted on a temporary basis (status F, N, S & B with refugee status)
Holder of the Museums-Pass-Musées (previous: Oberrheinischer Museumspass)
Colour Key
Voluntary Museum Association
COMEX Commission musées
ICOM / VMS-Members
Holders of the inter-musées museum card
Museum staff Basel


S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel
T: +41 (0)61 261 14 13
F: +41 (0)61 261 14 28


The S AM Swiss Architecture Museum is located in the city centre of Basel between tram stops Bankverein, Barfüsserplatz and Theater. You can use trams 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 to get to the museum. Please consult the online timetable for further information.

The S AM Swiss Architecture Museum has no parking facilities. When traveling by car, please use one of the following car parks:


All exhibition galleries of S AM Swiss Architecture Museum are fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users only require staff assistance when accessing the building from Steinenberg 7. Our staff will be pleased to help you (phone +41 61 206 99 01).



Basler Fasnacht
Mon, 19.02.2024: closed
Tue, 20.02.2024: closed
Wed, 21.02.2024: closed

Fri, 29.03.2024 (Good Friday): closed
Sat, 30.03.2024 (Easter): 11 am–5 pm
Sun, 31.03.2024 (Easter): 11 am–5 pm
Mon, 01.04.2024 (Easter): 11 am–5 pm

Labour Day
Mon, 01.05.2024: 11 am–5 pm

Ascencion Day
Thurs, 09.05.2024: 11 am–5 pm

Sun, 19.05.2024: 11 am–5 pm
Mon, 20.05.2024: 11 am–5 pm

Art Basel
Mon, 10.06.2024: 10 am–8 pm
Tue, 11.06.2024: 10 am–8 pm
Wed, 12.06.2024: 10 am–10 pm
Thurs, 13.06.2024: 10 am–8 pm
Fri, 14.06.2024: 10 am–8 pm
Sat, 15.06.2024: 10 am–8 pm
Sun, 16.06.2024: 10 am–8 pm

1. August
Thurs, 01.08.2024 (National holiday): closed

Christmas/New Year 2024/2024
Tue, 24.12.2024 (Christmas Eve): closed
Wed, 25.12.2024 (Christmas Day): closed
Thurs, 26.12.2024 (Stephanstag): 11 am–5 pm
Tue, 31.12.2024 (New Year’s Eve): closed
Wed, 1.1.2025 (New Year): closed


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