Antiquity lives!

The Antikenmuseum Basel holds the largest collection of ancient cultural artefacts in Switzerland, spanning over 5,000 years of culture and representing all the early civilizations of the Mediterranean region, from Greece to Rome and Etruria and from Egypt, via the Levant, to Mesopotamia and Iraq. 

The Skulpturhalle brings together over 2,200 plaster casts of ancient sculptures and reliefs from the Archaic to the Late Roman period and is considered one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. 

You will find the Antikenmuseum Basel and the Sammlung Ludwig in Basel’s city centre, while our second site, the Skulpturhalle Basel, is close to Basel University. We look forward to welcoming you to our collections, exhibitions and bistro.