Our Rooms

Would you like to hold a company event or a talk in the special ambience offered by one of our venues? Organise a drinks party amongst antique artworks or a stylish birthday or wedding party in historic surroundings? Our characterful venues can accommodate anything from 4 to 250 people, so you are sure to find one to suit.

From a small drinks party in the idyllic inner courtyard to a dinner with multiple courses in our Roman vaulted cellar, anything is possible for our in-house Bistro team.

To find out about making a booking, please contact Anna Laschinger, Head of Events, Guided Tours & Shop, anna.laschinger (at) bs.ch, +41 61 201 12 57. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Skylight Gallery

Skylight Gallery

Our Skylight Gallery, flooded with natural light, is home to our collection of Greek and Roman sculptures and reliefs. It offers an aesthetic backdrop and plenty of room for a tasteful and dignified event.

Suitable for concerts, receptions/drinks, readings, lectures/speeches, AGMs, banquets and sales events

Egyptian Gallery

Egyptian Gallery

Lit entirely by artificial light, the room which houses our Egyptian works of art resembles an airy treasure chamber, where you feel transported back to the days of the pharaohs.

Suitable for chamber music, receptions/drinks, readings, lectures, AGMs, Film/Video/Multimedia

Vaulted Cellar

Vaulted Cellar

The long, narrow vaulted cellar, with its Roman sarcophagi and portrait statues, offers an exclusive ambience. The Roman cellar shafts add a reminder of Basel’s long history.

Suitable for receptions/drinks, round-table meetings

Sculpture hall on Mittlere Strasse

Sculpture hall on Mittlere Strasse

You can incorporate sculptures into your event at our sister museum, where the largest collection of plaster-casts of ancient sculptures in the world is housed. Since we can move them around, we can arrange the exhibits just as you please.

Suitable for concerts, receptions/drinks, readings, lectures/speeches, AGMs, banquets, sales events, weddings, parties

Bistro Rooms

Bistro Rooms

In these two rooms of a house designed by Melchior Berri, you breathe pure Basel history. The house, built on the site of the old Cathedral deanery, once belonged to J.J. Bachofen-Merian, and was later turned into Basel’s Registry Office. Now, two of its rooms are occupied by the museum’s Bistro. 

Suitable for receptions/drinks, banquets

Inner Courtyard

Inner Courtyard

Idyllically secluded, with its own fountain and Mediterranean plants, the inner courtyard is the perfect place to while away warm summer evenings. At lunchtime, sun umbrellas provide shade. 

Suitable for receptions/drinks and banquets

Meeting room (ground floor)

Meeting room (ground floor)

The small but elegant meeting room has an enchanting situation. The windows look on to the idyllic inner courtyard, where you can stretch your legs or have a bite of lunch.

Suitable for meetings, conferences, workshops