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The new love of detail

The Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel (Toy Worlds Museum Basle) is also home to an extensive and exclusive collection of new doll’s houses, shops, workshops, and much more. These works of art, most of which are one-off pieces, present everyday scenes in an entertaining manner. 

These newly made items are known as miniatures within the Anglo-Saxon area. Attention to detail and accuracy to scale are all-important. A ratio of 1:12 has become the internationally accepted standard scale. These newly made miniatures are often strikingly reminiscent of their role models from the past few centuries and adopt the construction and furnishing style from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

The Museum awards special commissions to artists from different countries. They depict scenes from everyday life, realise cinematic themes or draw their inspiration from historical buildings and facts. The miniatures on the 3rd floor of the Museum come from around the world, including France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland and the USA.  

The latest

from the Museum

Current special exhibition

Perfume flacons – vessels for seductive fragrances

Current special exhibition

Perfume flacons – vessels for seductive fragrances

The Storp Collection – from antiquity to the present day

21 October 2017 – 8 April 2018

More information

The culinary world

Ristorante La Sosta

The culinary world

Ristorante La Sosta

For appetites both great and small. Open daily, with hot dishes available throughout opening hours.

To Ristorante La Sosta

Including the current special exhibition

Public tours

Including the current special exhibition

Public tours

Tours are given on the 1st Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. Duration: About 1 hour.

To the tours

Our

Opening hours

Our

Opening hours

Opening hours, including holidays, for the museum, boutique, and Ristorante La Sosta.

To the opening hours

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