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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A must see. Very unique and thought provoking art. Great for families with kids (many interactive exhibits).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I'm a big fan of Tinguely, I love the kinetic Art. Several Tinguely works are in parks in teh city of Basel.

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Toowoomba, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the kinetic sculptures of Jean Tinguely. To preserve them they can only be activated periodically but we saw most in motion while we were there. Modern works were also fascinating if a little bleak in theme.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Even if you aren't familiar with works of Jean Tinguely, this is a museum you can't afford to miss in Basel. The collection and presentation is very nice. And most important of all, it is a very nice building designed by Mario Botta. Usually you don't expect much from a museum restaurant, but Jean Tinguely museum has a very good... More

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Colmar, France
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34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A sense of humour is essential when you visit this great museum. Super location, by the side of the wide river Rhine. A spacey, airy building housing the collection of artworks by kinetic artistJean Tinguely. This is perhaps not for everybody, but I love the way he has made the most fantastic creations out of scraps and useless stuff. The... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 helpful votes 22 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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18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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62 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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