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Question on the Swiss Travel Pass for Museums

The description here says the Swiss Travel Pass includes free entry to 490 museums, but I cannot find a list. Is the coverage congruent with the regular Swiss Museum Pass?

http://www.museumspass.com/mobilede

No list there, either, but there is a search function. I am particularly curious about art museums in Basel and Bern.

And is Chateau du Chillon considered a "museum" for this Pass coverage?

Posted by
15578 posts

The Chillon website says free entry with a STP.

Posted by
11681 posts

It is the same website, just the mobile version in three languages. I am just asking if the Swiss Travel Pass "free museum" benefit has the same coverage as the regular Swiss Museum Pass.

In other words, if a museum says it has " free entry with Swiss Museum Pass", will our Swiss Travel Passes also get us in for free? Are they the same?

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15578 posts

Why don't you go to the museum's website ticket info page. If it is accepted they should say. Chateau Chillon is accepted, but I note that the Kunsthaus museum in Zurich is not.

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16771 posts

Yes, it's the same list that's linked from SBB. The PDF version comes out quite small. The actual STP that you carry reads, "inclusive of Swiss Museum Pass."

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11681 posts

"inclusive of Swiss Museum Pass" is the assurance I have been looking for. Thanks!

Posted by
8889 posts

There are a lot of museums in Basel. The file Laura links to lists the following:

Basel: Anatomisches Museum der Universität Basel. Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig. Basler Papiermühle. Cartoonmuseum. Historisches Museum HMB – Museum für Geschichte/Barfüsserkirche. Historisches Museum HMB – Museum für Musik/im Lohnhof. Historisches Museum HMB – Museum für Wohnkultur/Haus zum Kirschgarten. Jüdisches Museum der Schweiz. Kunstmuseum ­ Hauptbau & Neubau. Kunstmuseum ­ Gegenwart. Museum der Kulturen. Museum kleines Klingental. Museum Tinguely. Naturhistorisches Museum. Pharmazie­Historisches Museum der Universität Basel. RappazMuseum. Skulpturhalle. Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel. Stiftung Brasilea. Verkehrsdrehscheibe Schweiz und unser Weg zum Meer.

The main Art museum is called the Kunstmuseum and is listed (website: https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/ ). The Fondation Beyeler (website: https://www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en/ ) is not in the list.
A full list of all the museums in and around Basel is here: http://www.museenbasel.ch/en/museumsa-z/

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Lola, when we bought our STPs in 2013, the mail out came with a nice brochure that listed all the participating museums along with a beautifully designed and printed rail map. Old school, I know. But if you can’t find a readable file online, know that you will get a list with your passes.