Natural History Museum of Basel

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View of the museum.

With a heritage dating back over 300 years, the Natural History Museum of Basel (German: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel) in Basel, Switzerland, houses wide-ranging collections primarily focused on the fields of zoology, entomology, mineralogy, anthropology, osteology and paleontology. Its mission is to expand, conserve, explore, document and communicate the over 7.7 million objects in its holdings, which are conceived as an “Archive of Life”. It regularly presents special exhibitions on current topics, offers special events, guided tours and excursions and contributes to various national and international research projects.

The museum is a heritage site of national significance.[1]


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Coordinates: 47°33′27″N 7°35′26″E / 47.55750°N 7.59056°E / 47.55750; 7.59056