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Jean Tinguely Museum

Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4002 , Switzerland
061 681 93 20
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Ranked #14 of 79 attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
Traveler Description: Take the tram #2 or 15 to Wettsteinpl. and bus #31 or 36 to "Museum Tinguely."  The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-7pm. Admission is 10... more »
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Zurich, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

that is the place where to bring husbands, fathers and kids! but also nic fo females with a sense for machines and moving apparatus. .-) Just delightful - from the smallest piece of moving art to the biggest (huge) one.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Jean Tinguely was famous for his kinetic sculptures consisting of (mostly) odd scraps and discarded pieces of metail. They are mostly large and this museum houses a superb collection of his work. However it is not to everyone's taste and I have to admit to finding it hard to appreciate some of his work. But the setting is great and... More

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have now had visited on a number of occasions the Jean Tinguely Museum and it is without doubt a wonderful collection which never ceases to bring a smile to my face. I have had the pleasure of experiencing the collection with both young and old and the delight and wonder it brings is something to behold. THE PLEASURE OF... More

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Spiez, Switzerland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is an art museum, but very different from almost any other! The exhibits are funny, crazy, totally weird, unique. You will laugh, shake your head and probably not forget what you see. Jean Tinguely, he was .... different! Can be easily reached on the buses.

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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Tinguely works are very interesting and represent a very important milestone in modern art. The museum provides information in German, French and English and is located close to the Rhein river in a beautiful building. It houses jazz concerts every last Friday of the month (in the afternoon).

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Sao Paulo, SP
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I just love this museum! It has mostly sculptures but they are not the classical Rodin style. They are crazy and some of them interactive objects. They move, make noises and intrigue. The permanent exhibition is amazing and quite big, so take your time when you are there. If you come during the summer you may want to walk down... More

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Washington DC
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19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What an imagination Jean Tinguely had! His "totentanz" is particularly interesting if you have already seen the exhibit of the 15th century original in the historical museum. When we were there, there was also an exhibit by Kristof Kintera's equally amusing mechanical pieces.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A great museum to while after an hour or so, which is exactly what I did on a Sunday afternoon. The walk to the Museum from Town is lovely along the river, joggers and biker riders pass you and when the weather is good it’s a perfect place to take a stroll. Some of the artworks on display in the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here for free, and found the automation to be quite fascinating. The hands on experience makes it interesting for young hands too, but it did leave me thinking that the whole experience was a little weird.... I think that's their aim.

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Amazing use of recycled material to display movement. There is a 7 minute "recovery" period before being able to activate the moving displays so it is a bonus not to have anyone close in front of you pressing all the electrical displays

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