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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4002 , Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 681 93 20
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Awesome place! We went there for an exhibition where apart from looking at art you also need to smell it. You are also encouraged to paint stuff yourself!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome place! We went there for an exhibition where apart from looking at art you also need to smell it. You are also encouraged to paint stuff yourself!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As the title said I think that if this is your type of thing you will love it but not a place for trying to get out of the sun and use the museum pass. To me it wasn't very exciting, although I can understand that others may find it very different and I can recognise that some pieces of... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Jean Tinguely Museum is one of those rare musuems where the exhibits are also playthings, and for enjoyment! The mechanical exhibits on display sent me back decades to my childhood and me and my fellow travel mate wreaked havoc in a way only children can. Unfortunately there wasn't any temporary exhibit at the time of our visit, however the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

If you like Tinguely art works is good to visit. This year exposition of Haroon Mirza was not one of my favorite so I was not happy with it, but it's a personal point of view. Life and artworks from Tinguely are alays interesting for me. So it worth a visit.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had vaguely heard of Tinguely, but after seeing his fountains in the centre of Basel decided to visit the Museum. Before I forget: the building, by Mario Botta, is a work of art by itself. Whether what Tinguely produced is art remains a matter of debate, but he surely helps you see things differently and interpret form and movement... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Jean Tinguely's work is very interesting, but the general feel was that there wasn't enough of it. Also, there must be a better way to manage the timing of the machines...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum displays the work and invention of Jean Tinguely. A kind of engineer, inventor and architect. It is not a big museum so great to do with kids also. The machine are quite amazing and kids will enjoy. There is small rooms everywhere and you never got bored by going from room to room. My son really loved it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Jean Tinguely Museum is really unique. In this museum instead of looking at paintings you smell them. Basically he turned art into smell which is really interesting and fun for kids especially. There are a lot of different smells from nice to bitter, strong smells to soft smells! It is really unique and stands-out differently from the others! You have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Tinguely was a mad genius. His ingenious mechanical contraptions are hilarious and inspiring. The City correctly recognizes his significance as an artist and built a beautiful functional space to showcase not just his work, but well thought out temporary exhibitions as well. We took in an exhibit on olfactory art. Thought provoking and excellent.

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Grimentz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited the permanent exhibition of Tinguely's work and the temporary exhibition "Belle Haleine" . The museum itself designed by Botta is a beautiful building sent in gardens next to the Rhein. A little bit out of the centre, but in nice weather its a beautiful walk by the side of the Rhein, otherwise its easy to get there on public... More 

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Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4002, Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 681 93 20
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel

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