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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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Belle Haleine , new exhibition

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Parnu, Estonia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Really enjoyed it. Most of the things unfortunately did not work at that time but otherwise it is a great place to visit indeed!

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Basel, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Pure kinetic art. Worth visiting with the kids, especially if you have boys. I'm not sure if all the girls will be very much interested in all this mechanisms, though the fact that it's in a way interactive makes it much more fun: almost each exhibit has a button and when you push it, everything starts to move and make... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a very interesting and interactive museum to be visited with kids. Most of the exhibits can be switched on so it's a great enjoyment both for the kids and the adults to wander in this museum. The museum shop is also very good, I bought some very nice mechanical toys for my kid and nephews. Highly recommended.

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Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The museums a little out of town but a short walk along side the Rhine river soon get you there. It's a nice walk in summer. Winter can be spectacular with the snow down and the icicles around. The perminant displays are great for the kids. Most work (with some of the bigger ones you can climb on them) and... More 

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Basel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you have time and small children then this is a must for a visit. We went with our grandchildren and they loved it. The joy of this museum is it is also great for adults so I loved it just as much. They have a good restaurant attached and sited by the river makes it a very pleasant place... More 

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Dieppe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

User-friendly Museum of kinetic wildly-imaginative (and huge) gizmos by Jean Tinguely, even the shadows are interesting! Inter-active and fun for adults, too. Do not miss!

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