Historisches Museum Basel
Lonely Planet review for Historisches Museum Basel
One of the most wide-ranging sight in the city, the collections of the Historisches Museum Basel include pre-Christian-era archaeological finds, a collection of religious objects from the cathedral and plenty of material documenting the city’s development. It is housed in the former Barfüsserkirche (the Barefooted Ones Church, after the barefoot Franciscan friars who founded it in the 14th century). Highlights include the fine 16th-century choir stall and 15th-century tapestries.