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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 681 93 20

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Nice trip out, maybe a little expensive

Nice museum. Being an engineer I like all things mechanisms, so Jean Tinguely's work was right up my street! Only thing I would say is it was a little expensive at 36'ish Euros... read more

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice museum. Being an engineer I like all things mechanisms, so Jean Tinguely's work was right up my street! Only thing I would say is it was a little expensive at 36'ish Euros for 2 people. Although, I would recommend you go see this.

Thank Wayne_Morton
Turku, Finland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jean Tinguely's art is very unique form of kinestethic art and this is an experience for the whole family! Children also like the interactive pieces of art, and they can launch the movement of the objects themselves. To the adults, Tinguely's art represents strong opinion against the industrialisation and perhaps also other deeper meanings can be discovered. It surely is... More 

Thank Dzinni
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A thoroughly enjoyable experience, the Museum is a treat for every age group. The wonderful creations defy genre boundaries. Seeing these creations puts a smile on your face while giving you something to think about - an intellectual carnival, of sorts!

Thank GEG378
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Art like you've never seen it before!! I'm not a huge art expert so don't always enjoy this type of museum, but this was very unique and interesting. Worth a visit. Lots of buttons for kids to press too so all the kids I saw were enjoying it too! And you can't say that very often about art museums?!

Thank EmmaJetsetter
North of London
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292 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trying to work out the mind of this man is impossible. His concepts are truly mind-blowing. many of his works can be activated by foot pedals and are even more amusing when they 'move'. Like everything in Switzerland it is not cheap to enter but well worthwhile.

Thank BerkoBoy88
Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't quite know what to expect as I am not sure if I understand modern art. The Tinguely museum is well worth a visit once you get past the weird pseudo religious art in the main hall. Make your way upstairs to the mechanical installations, they are a hoot and children will love setting them in motion. I still... More 

Thank 30Jen
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tinguely could be described as Dr Seuss meets Rube Goldberg. His fun and fascinating contraptions are so fun to enjoy from all angles. The image I included is my favorite piece of a deconstructed Formula 1 race car. It is so much more than that, but you'll just have to go see it to find out and experience it... More 

Thank Burton H
Wurzburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The artist made machine sculptures engaging in a loud and multi-coloured conversation with the onlooker. The machine functions and becomes art. Its really a funny place for children and those which are still children. Tinguely`s artworks sparkle with wit, vitality, irony and poetry. See it with the eyes of child you will love this museum

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Basel, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Tinguely museum is always worth a visit whether you're an art lover or parent with children that are hard to please. So many things to see and do and sometimes even be part of. A very fun museum, in a beautiful building, ideal for a visit on a rainy day.

Thank basler1971
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit expensive to see sculptures made of recycled parts. To operate each, you had to step in a foot pad which would activate it. But, if the sculpture had been activated for as much as five minutes prior to you, it wouldn't work. So, you had to either wait until the magic time was up or go on and... More 

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