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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stunning and interactive exhibition and museum! We loved it. We saw the Belle Haleine exhibition. It is also nice to visit with children, who will love playing with Tinguely's pieces of art

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Museum is not in the city centre so you will either need to get a bus or (as we did) get the boat from the paper mill and then alk through a very nice park for half an hour. Like everything in Basle its expensive to get in but is half price to basel card holders (you also get free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A fabulous experience, the whole exhibit is around smell, odors, sweat and spices.Contemporay artists inviting you to smell, feel and experience, it's unique and fun. And then you an can wander through Tinguely's sculptures and enjoy the park by the river. Everything will smell different !

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very unique in itself, as Tinguely's art is something out of the ordinary concepts. A very nice view of the city from the inside, to add value to the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Surprising exhibits, beautifull building and location. Spacious. Location is at Rhine river with a small beach nearby the museum bar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was an interesting experience. There were parts that I loved and other parts that I hated (really hated), some of it was just way to creepy for me. I rushed through sections of it while my husband loved it a could have stayed longer. We knew this was going to be way out of the box and it surpassed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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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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