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Jean Tinguely Museum

Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4002 , Switzerland
061 681 93 20
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Ranked #12 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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  • Danish first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
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English first
Spiez, Switzerland
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
62 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
20 reviews 20 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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Wintersingen / CH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The museum is located in a lush green park directly at the Rhine river, only a few bus stops from the city center. The architecture of the building alone is worth a visit, the exhibits even more so. Everything is humming, clicking, moving. You have to look for quite some time before you can see it all. Tinguely really was... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This museum is dedicated to the Swiss artist for whom it's named, Jean Tinguely, best know for his kinetic art sculptures. And you'll find plenty of them here in this nicely designed building by the Rhein. As you enter the grounds, one of the first things you see is a fountain created by Tinguely. Upon entering the building you'll notice... More

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

we were there on a sunday. not too many visitors. helpful emplyees --- and the absolute no go sculptues are really fun. good value

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