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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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Very quirky stuff indeed! Need to go with an open mind about what constitutes ART :) Other than the exhibits the museum has a large outdoor place ideal for a relaxing walk!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very quirky stuff indeed! Need to go with an open mind about what constitutes ART :) Other than the exhibits the museum has a large outdoor place ideal for a relaxing walk!

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is truly a hands- on museum. The Kinetic Art/ Sculpture is absolutely fascinating. It is really great fun for everyone, very quirky, very surprising, and a great talking point. We stayed for two hours plus, but I felt like going around again as I am sure I missed a few exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

After seeing the artists's unique moving water sculpture in downtown Basel, we were curious to see more. Later, we took the lovely boat across the Rhine and walked along a park-like setting, near the Roche campus, to this museum. Entrance fee was pricey, 18 Swiss Francs, which is high for any museum, even in Switzerland. Get a tourist discount pass... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great museum for all ages - hands on art! Super fun and a good location; easy to get to. After a visit to the museum, climb into the Rhine for a swim right in back of the building.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This artist has a truly unusual and interesting body of work. Intricate, slightly batty, and fun. Some of the pieces are getting a bit time-worn, but it doesn't matter. The museum has started showing works by other artists, mostly very modern. These seem to fit right in with the quirky atmosphere.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A real mixture of interesting sculptures that moved or shook and captured your attention but some much less interesting ones to speed past. Cost about £12 a head but we felt it was worthwhile.

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Muenchenstein, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you like the art by Tinguely, it is an absolute must! In addition, they have changing expositions on display; so far all we have seen were really nice and interesting. Somif you like modern art, you will like it! Finally, the architecture of the museum is worthwhile a visit.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great museum along the river in basel, perfect place to take children as many of the sculptures are interactive. My daughter adored it.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Interesting large scale works from the 1950-1980 period that are well displayed. Many of the large scale pieces can be put into motion by the viewer

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Troisdorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Tinguely was big into kinetic sculptures, things that move as part of the art. It may not be everybody's cup of tea, but if you are into that kind of thing, it's worth checking out. It's not particularly big so you would only spend 2 hours there at most but it's worth checking out if you are in town!

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