New House

Le chaim!

The Jewish Museum Will Move to Vesalgasse 5.

The Jewish Museum of Switzerland is moving into a new, larger building at the Vesalgasse 5, 4051 Basel. The new location will house the permanent and temporary exhibitions, the workshop and event rooms, the library and the office.

The museum's supporting organisation, the Association for the Jewish Museum of Switzerland, has signed a long-term lease for the building, which was built in the nineteenth century as a tobacco warehouse.

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The new house, exterior view
Photo © Ana Laura Rivarola


Ground floor: Temporary exhibitions/ Events
Illustration © Tanya Eberle, 2020
1./2. Floor: Permanent exhibition
Illustration © Tanya Eberle, 2020
Attic: storage display room / workshop
Illustration © Tanya Eberle, 2020

Fundraising campaign

Become a sponsor!

Dedicate your friends or family a star flower in the shape of the Jewish Museum’s new logo - at Fr. 5000 (bronze), Fr. 10 000 (silver) or Fr. 20 000 (gold), and your chosen name will appear on a decorative wall of thanks in the new building.

With this gesture, you will become an everlasting part of the museum's history and of the Jewish history of Switzerland, which was written by the likes of Walter Benjamin, Anne Frank, Hannah Arendt, Albert Einstein and Rosa Luxemburg.

Send us an email with the subject «Star Flower» to:
or contact us by phone:
+41 61 261 95 14.


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