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Opening hours

Wed & Fri, 12-6pm
Thurs, 12-8pm
Sat & Sun, 12-5pm

Happy Hour Wed-Fri: 12-13pm (free admission)

Delivery times:

Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm, access via Oslostrasse

Prices

Adults, regular: 12 CHF
Adults, concessions: 8 CHF
(students/young people in vocational training; seniors, physically or mentally challenged persons and those under 20 years of age, groups of 10 persons or more)
Combined ticket Kunsthaus Baselland, HEK, Atelier Mondial: 20 CHF
Combined ticket, concessions:
15 CHF
(students/young people in vocational training; seniors, physically or mentally challenged persons and those under 20 years of age, groups of 10 persons or more)

NEW: HEK Annual Membership & Digital Circle of Friends: Friends of HEK
All information about the new membership can be found here.

Buy exhibition tickets online: here

School classes: free admission
Higher Education: 90 CHF
School classes and groups are requested to resister in advance, more information here

Free entry to our exhibitions

Free admission: Children up to and including age 16, students of art colleges, art history and media science, students for project work (with appropriate proof), persons accompanying disabled persons, teachers for lesson preparation.

With the following cards:
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  • Identifications/permits F, N, S & B (Temporarily admitted refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable individuals, and recognized refugees)
  • artCard (50% on the regular admission price)
  • BaselCard (50% at the rate applicable according to the BaselCard)
  • Caritas
  • CIMAM
  • ColourKey
  • Familienpass (Adults CHF 5, children free)
  • Familienpass Plus
  • FMB
  • Friends of HEK
  • IAA/AIAP
  • ICOM
  • IKT
  • KulturLegi
  • Kunstverein Baselland
  • MACT / CACT
  • Journalists (with press pass)
  • Mediamus
  • Museum personnel Museen Basel
  • Museums-Pass-Musée
  • Raiffeisen Member Plus
  • SGBK
  • Schweizer Museumpass
  • Schweizer Museumpass STS
  • VKKS
  • Visarte
  • VMS
  • WWMM

Happy Hour: Free admission Wednesdays to Fridays 12.00–13.00
Happy Sunday: Free entry to the exhibition every first Sunday of the month

Education prices

Please find informations on our guided tours and public program here. Our varied education programme can also be booked individually. Informations on available formats and conditions can be found here.

Address and directions


HEK
House of Electronic Arts
Freilager-Platz 9
CH–4142 Münchenstein / Basel

Public transport:
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From Bahnhof SBB: Tram 11 (direction Aesch) to "Freilager" stop.

From Badischer Bahnhof: Bus 36 (direction Schifflände) to "Dreispitz", then one stop with tram 11 (direction Aesch) to stop "Freilager".

The museum is 100 metres from the tram stop "Freilager" across Freilager-Platz.

By Car:
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Direct access to the HEK is only available for delivery services and disabled people. Visitors are requested to leave their cars in the “Ruchfeld” car park, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4053 Basel.

By car from the motorway:
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Take the A2 motorway to the St. Jakob exit. Follow signs to "Dreispitz" and take entrance gate 13. Car park: Ruchfeld multi-storey car park, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4053 Basel.

By car from the motorway:
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Take the A2 motorway to the St. Jakob exit. Follow signs to "Dreispitz" and take entrance gate 13. Car park: Ruchfeld multi-storey car park, Frankfurt-Strasse 37, 4053 Basel.
From the “Ruchfeld” car park, please follow the path to Freilagerplatz.

Christina Kubisch - Electrical Walks Basel

Electrical Walks Basel is a work from the collection of the HEK. The walk was created in 2012 as the 41st of the Electrical Walks by Christina Kubisch. The Basel Walk was re-launched in 2015 and 2022.

Christina Kubisch's Electrical Walks lead to the electromagnetic hotspots of the Dreispitz area and enable a new perception of our everyday environment through the audible translation of hidden electromagnetic fields.

Equipped with headphones developed by the artist, which translate electromagnetic waves into acoustic signals, and a map of the surroundings, visitors can re-explore the urban space as an auditory adventure.

The headphones can be borrowed during opening hours.

barrier-free access

Arrival at the Museum

The museum is located 100 metres from the tram stop Freilager, Münchenstein. There is no street to cross. The HeK has disabled parking spaces directly in front of the museum (see below for details).

The entire museum is accessible without thresholds.

The museum can be entered via a staircase (8 steps) or a ramp to the left of the entrance.Entry to the foyer is through two hinged glass doors. On the left is an unattended cloakroom with lockers and straight ahead on the right is the museum ticket office and an attended bistro. To the left of the ticket office, a double door without threshold leads into the exhibition area.

Admission

People on disability insurance are admitted at a reduced rate. Those accompanying visitors with visual, mobility or hearing impairments are admitted free of charge. Guide dogs for the blind are permitted.

Exhibition area

The exhibition area consists of one large room and several smaller rooms, all located on the ground floor. The lighting in the exhibition rooms depends on the current exhibitions and is generally rather weak due to video projections on show. The foyer is brightly lit.

There is no audio induction loop installed in the exhibition space. Printed exhibition texts are available at the ticket office. Where possible, video works have text transcriptions or subtitles (DE or EN).

Basement with toilets and function room

The basement is accessible by stairs or public lift. The concrete staircase to the basement comprises 23 steps, 3 intermediate landings and has a handrail on one side. The lift door is 90 cm wide; inside its floor surface is 120 by 150 cm.

The museum has a gender-neutral public wheelchair toilet, for which the key is available at the museum ticket office. The door opens inwards, a door closer is available. Its floor surface is 250 by 220 cm; there is an L-handle on the wall and a folding handle on the free side. An alarm button is not installed, the washbasin is accessible from underneath.

Access to Disabled Parking Spaces

Access by car for people with disabilities: After entering the Dreispitz via gate 13, choose the access road directly to the left via Florenz-Strasse in the direction of the high-rise building of the Hochschule HGK FHNW. To have the bollard lowered, please press the bell of the Hochschule HGK FHNW. You will be connected to reception. If the reception is not manned, dial the service number 0041 / 61 335 40 46. Drive across the Freilager-Platz. There is an accessible parking spot right next to the museum.

Information and enquiries: office[at]hek.ch, +41 (0)61 331 58 40

Bistro

Our new bistro «ela» is open.

Event Location

Certain areas of the HEK premises are available for third-party rental for events such as business meetings, seminars, conferences, lectures or concerts. The outdoor area with its undercover patio, ramp and platform is a popular event location.

Free Wifi

Throughout the HEK, visitors have access to WLAN (HEK-Guest). Please ask at the front desk if you have questions or need help.