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 (with valid ID)
KulturLegi beider Basel (with valid ID)
Unemployed (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
Holder of the Museums-Pass-Musées (previous: Oberrheinischer Museumspass)
COMEX Commission musées


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).



The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. This is why the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum has developed a set of protective measures, which is based on guidelines released by the Federal Government and the Canton Basel-City as well as recommendations from the Swiss Museums Association.

This set of measures includes the following key aspects:

  • The flow of visitors will be controlled in such a way that the required amount of interpersonal distance can be maintained.
  • Hand disinfectant will be provided at various locations.
  • The museum infrastructure will be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Visitors will be asked to pay using debit and credit cards when possible.
  • Face masks are required.
  • The maximum number of visitors is 30 persons in total - groups are requested to register in advance (

Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation with these measures, which are meant for the protection of everybody. 


May Day 
01 May 2021: 11-17 h

Ascension Day 
13 May 2021: 11-17h

23 May 2021: 11-17h
24 May 2021: 11-17h

Swiss National Holiday
01 August 2021: Closed

Christmas/New Year 2021/2022
24 December 2021: Closed
25 December 2021: Closed
31 December 2021: Closed
01 January 2022: Closed



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