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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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Victoria, Canada
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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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