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Jean Tinguely Museum

Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4002 , Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 681 93 20
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Ranked #13 of 70 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Parnu, Estonia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed it. Most of the things unfortunately did not work at that time but otherwise it is a great place to visit indeed!

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Basel, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Pure kinetic art. Worth visiting with the kids, especially if you have boys. I'm not sure if all the girls will be very much interested in all this mechanisms, though the fact that it's in a way interactive makes it much more fun: almost each exhibit has a button and when you push it, everything starts to move and make... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a very interesting and interactive museum to be visited with kids. Most of the exhibits can be switched on so it's a great enjoyment both for the kids and the adults to wander in this museum. The museum shop is also very good, I bought some very nice mechanical toys for my kid and nephews. Highly recommended.

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The museums a little out of town but a short walk along side the Rhine river soon get you there. It's a nice walk in summer. Winter can be spectacular with the snow down and the icicles around. The perminant displays are great for the kids. Most work (with some of the bigger ones you can climb on them) and... More 

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Basel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you have time and small children then this is a must for a visit. We went with our grandchildren and they loved it. The joy of this museum is it is also great for adults so I loved it just as much. They have a good restaurant attached and sited by the river makes it a very pleasant place... More 

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Dieppe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

User-friendly Museum of kinetic wildly-imaginative (and huge) gizmos by Jean Tinguely, even the shadows are interesting! Inter-active and fun for adults, too. Do not miss!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A tribute to Jean Tinguely the maverick artist, the museum is a whirlwind of exhibits that all move, whether they are fist sized or the size of an entire room. Unusual, surprising and sometimes even shocking.

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A great museum, built for an incredibly imaginative artist. Kids enjoyed it because they could press buttons and watch the pieces move. One you could even climb on. Glad we went.

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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fun stop with kids as there are buttons to push and the art work becomes animated (mechanically). The buttons are timed, so they will not always work when you push them, this is to preserve the art work. At time's there is some very, very weird, or eclectic, art works, and the staff will keep a watchful... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This collection is set in a beautiful building however to get into the museum you are guided through a most bizarre discount clothing store which has no relevance to Jean Tinguely...thought I was in the wrong place. The fountain in the centre of the old town creates a better atmosphere for his works than this museum as the works are... More 

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