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Strangest/Specialty Museums in Basel

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Pharmacy Museum of the Universität Basel

Don't visit this museum if you shy away from dried frogs and other animal that have been reduced to a powder! Do visit if you want to find out what has been used for medicinal purposes in the past. Greats such as Erasmus von Rotterdam and Paracelus have worked in Zum Vorderen Sessel, the house in which the Swiss Apothecary Museum is today accommodated. Apothecaries, historic medicines, microscopes, laboratory equipment and a range of utensils displayed in display cases and glass-fronted cabinets bring the past to life as visitors make their way around the museum's nooks and crannies.

Basel, Switzerland
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Anatomy Museum

Anatomisches Museum at the University of Basel was set up by Carl Gustav Jung is a unique place to be. If you are a student of medicine and are looking for a detailed study into the anatomical structure of man, this is the place for you. Special exhibits and temporary collections take you through a detailed tour of the human body. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.

Basel, Switzerland
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Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel

Basel's Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel honors and exhibits every child's first playmate and best friend- dolls and teddy bears. With over 6000 on display at this museum, everyday scenes from the life of dolls have been recreated with love and a fantastic flair. At Puppenhausmuseum the exhibits certainly inspire the same magical fascination as in childhood. The four floors with around 1000 square meters (10,763 square feet) of dolls will make anyone feel nostalgic. After visiting this museum, you'll go home, throw out the new computer game, find your old teddy and return him to his rightful place.

Basel, Switzerland
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Sammlung Friedhof Hörnli

Sammlung Friedhof Hörnli is a small museum that still makes a big impact! This museum is located in a cemetery and is devoted entirely to burials and funerals. Visit this unique museum and see its unusual collection of artifacts including burial urns, coaches used to carry bodies, how historic funeral arrangements were arranged, and so much more.

Riehen, Switzerland
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Frog Museum

A visit to the highly unusual Frog Museum in the Swiss town of Münchenstein is sure to leave any tourist in wonder and amazement. Dedicated entirely to the slimy amphibian, the museum has the biggest collection of frog toys in the form of stuffed animals, ceramic statues, traditional dolls and plastic miniatures. It also has a morbid yet remarkable display of actual preserved frogs seated together in form of human style gatherings. The exhibition is so large that includes over 13,000 items and has been included in the Guinness book of world records in 1993. Open every first Sunday of the month between 2.00p and 5.00p, the museum is free to visit and can organizes special tours for groups outside the opening hours.

Munchenstein, Switzerland
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