Museum shop

The Natural History Museum Basel shop is located in the classicist entrance hall of the Berri Building. The small, carefully selected range of products comprises an up-to-date spectrum of books and gift items.

We are known for having the biggest range of dinosaur-related products in the region. They range from hand-painted, scale models to the popular skeletons that can you can unearth yourself.

We always stock specialist literature, children's books, postcards and other articles for people of all ages relating to our special exhibitions.

Come and see us after your visit to the museum. Or just pop in and see us any time. You do not need a ticket to enter the shop, and we are also open on Sundays.

Catalog Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The best nature photography of the year 2017

The renowned and with nature photographers worldwide very sought-after competition,'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' awards outstanding artistic images of nature. The 100 best photographs of the winners and of the awardees of mentions of the competition 2017 are shown in this book of excellent quality with an informative accompanying text, which describes the circumstances of the creation in a fascinating way. Whoever wants to familiarise themselves with the latest developments in nature photography, will get masterly examples of animal- and landscape images, which show our planet in its entire beauty and fragility. Knesebeck Publishers

Übersetzt von: Ulrike Kretschmer
ISBN 978-3-95728-086-2
Deutsche Ausgabe: Knesebeck Verlag

Available only in German.

160 pages, CHF 47.90, 25.0 x 25.0 cm, binded with SU, 150 colour pictures

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Our Reptiles (2001, 6. Edition)

Christophe Berney

Alongside information on how reptiles are classified, this book also depicts all of Switzerland's native species in detail. An identification key and over 60 photographs (including 39 in colour) and distribution maps for every species complement the species’ descriptions.

Available only in German.

112 pages, CHF 13.00, pictures and photos in mono/colour

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Our Amphibians (1994, 6. Edition)

P. Brodmann-Kron, K. Grossenbacher

All native species such as salamanders, newts and frogs are introduced in detail with information on their characteristics, habitats and how they live. A detailed identification key and information on physical features and breeding habits allow native species to be identified.

Available only in German.

67 pages, CHF 9.00, pictures and photos in mono/colour

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Our Bats (1997, 4. Edition)

Jürgen Gebhard

You'll find virtually everything you ever wanted to know about native bats here: how they live, their physical structure and how they find their way in the dark. The book also contains information on the dangers bats are facing, suggestions on how to protect them and detailed species descriptions with colour photographs.

Available only in German.

72 pages, CHF 9.00, pictures and photos in mono/colour

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Our Mammals (1995, 2. Edition)

Urs Rahm, Jürg P. Müller

A summary of the 83 types of wild mammals living in Switzerland. Most species (with the exception of bats and shrews) are introduced individually. Designed as a booklet, this brochure can also be used for reference (list of species, key data in table form).

Available only in German.

83 pages, CHF 9.00, pictures and photos in mono/colour

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Marvellous Dragonflies (1999)

Daniel Küry

The lifestyle and adaptations of dragonflies to their environments are explained in easy-to-understand texts illustrated with many pictures. A list of the species found in Central Europe features colour illustrations and brief descriptions, allowing dragonflies from Switzerland and Central Europe to be identified.

Available only in German.

80 pages, CHF 11.00, pictures and photos in colour

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Mussel Silk - Golden Threads from the Sea Bed (2004)

Felicitas Maeder, Ambros Hänggi, Dominik Wunderlin

Catalogue of the special exhibition. Publication by the Natural History Museum Basel and the Museum der Kulturen Basel in German and Italian.

Available only in German.

128 pages, CHF 39.00, pictures and photos in colour

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From the High Mountain Peaks to the Oceanic Abyss (1983)

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

This brochure provides a guide to the 'From the high mountain peaks to the oceanic abyss' section of the geological exhibition entitled 'The Earth'.

Available only in German.

32 pages, CHF 10.00, pictures and photos in colour

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The Earth – Plate Tectonics (1994)

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

The Earth – Plate Tectonics

Available only in German.

34 pages, CHF 12.00, pictures and photos in colour

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Other publications available on request.
(All prices include VAT at 2.5% for deliveries within Switzerland and exclude postage charges.)