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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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This is a very special attraction of this lovely city. Try to include a picnic or a bath in the river. And don't forget to push all the bottoms you find!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Alessandra F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very special attraction of this lovely city. Try to include a picnic or a bath in the river. And don't forget to push all the bottoms you find!

Thank Alessandra F
Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place to go if you are into abstract Art. I also enjoyed bringing the children there are lots of buttons to push and animated exhibits

Thank SBnightrider
Seattle, Washington
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51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Tinguely Museum was a very good way to spend an afternoon. The exhibits were mechanically interesting and made me wonder how Tinguely's mind worked to construct these pieces. They drew the visitor in as some of the exhibits had motion and others were interactive. Fun place for kids and the kid in us.

Thank Lester L
Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In this moving museum you can see really interesting art you would like to have at home. For some inspiration first go to the Tinguely Fountain, for even more fascinating art go to the Museum.

Thank lukas704
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I unfortunately just missed the Ben Vautier exhibition but thought we should visit anyway. We were extremely disappointed! Luckily we are students so got a reduced entry price of 10 CHF but still at that it was a complete waste of money! The museum is bare and sparse with very little of interest. It was also off... More 

Thank Lily H
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they are a few museum really interactive in the world because for most of them the instructions are "don't touch" . That's why tinguely museum is so attractive for families because here the motto is touch.The works of Tinguely have something special you like or not, but The building of the museum is also by a famous arquitect. In the... More 

Thank Jean Pierre B
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum with my family, including children ages 4 and 2. Many pieces of art here are interactive and move or make noise. My 4 year old son loved pushing the buttons and watching the artwork move. The loud noise sometimes scared my 2 year old daughter, but overall this was a good museum to visit with my... More 

Thank SrtaAdriana
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I also chose 4 stars because, as an earlier reviewer notes, their is a large assemblage on tour. Regardless, there are many working assemblages, spanning Tinguely's entire career, and a good amount of information on his work. Kids will love this, although the assemblages have limited running times, so it may be more enjoyable if less crowded.

Thank drabauer
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was interesting, but I thought it was overpriced, especially since the largest exhibit of Tinguely's work in the museum is currently out on tour. The museum contained a good written and photographic history of Jean Tinguely (also in English, which was nice), so I did learn a lot, but I felt like the free Tinguely fountain offered a... More 

Thank Kyla91
Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It is a very mdern Museum located in basel. Tinguely it is an artist from Switzerland whose specialization it is the machinery and those who love machinery will enjoy visiting his museum with his clocks and machines. The architect who build the building it is Mario Botta

Thank zoeBarcelona_Spain

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