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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 68 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Bangalore, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A tribute to Jean Tinguely the maverick artist, the museum is a whirlwind of exhibits that all move, whether they are fist sized or the size of an entire room. Unusual, surprising and sometimes even shocking.

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A great museum, built for an incredibly imaginative artist. Kids enjoyed it because they could press buttons and watch the pieces move. One you could even climb on. Glad we went.

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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fun stop with kids as there are buttons to push and the art work becomes animated (mechanically). The buttons are timed, so they will not always work when you push them, this is to preserve the art work. At time's there is some very, very weird, or eclectic, art works, and the staff will keep a watchful... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This collection is set in a beautiful building however to get into the museum you are guided through a most bizarre discount clothing store which has no relevance to Jean Tinguely...thought I was in the wrong place. The fountain in the centre of the old town creates a better atmosphere for his works than this museum as the works are... More

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Tinguely museum was funded bei Roche and it is a very nice building at the Rhine with amazing collections of Tinguely's works and changig exhibition. Kristof Kintera's exhibition was great, amazing young artis from Czechia

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NY
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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

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
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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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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
63 helpful votes 63 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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