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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 1, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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+41 61 681 93 20
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Our favorite museum in Basel

Fabulous for families, this interactive museum is noisy, colorful and fascinating, spoiled only by the hawkish Swiss security regimen. We've been many times and love the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whilst I enjoyed my visit, I found it a bit limited. It was fun for about half an hour but then I'd had enough. It seemed to be more something for kids. There were some plus points including... - a nice walk along the Rhine to get there (NB the bridge nearest the museum has high-speed traffic, so better to... More 

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Thank dar268
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous for families, this interactive museum is noisy, colorful and fascinating, spoiled only by the hawkish Swiss security regimen. We've been many times and love the exhibits. The space has a wonderful position right on the Rhine and a great riverside cafe. Like many contemporary museums though, it occasionally invites exhibitions that are not suitable for young eyes.

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Thank Toby T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Tinguely museum offers very unusual exhibitions that are good for both adults and children. The museum is easy to reach by various buses and trams connection from the train station nearby Germany and France. The Chez Jeanot restaurant serves vey nice easy lunches good for both kids and adult.

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Thank Peggy G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The artist was famous for his moving art and as such this art is attractive for kids. If you are looking for a museum to start getting your kids to appreciate art, this is the place.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got some free tickets to visit this museum, and we really enjoyed ourselves! The pieces make music/noises and move at random times, so you're always surprised what might come next. Interesting to read of the life of Jean Tinguely too!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect from this museum, but it was wonderful. We spent much more time there than I expected. Tinguely's creations are very interesting both to see and hear. And the ticket taker was kind enough to give me a student price ticket.

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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

It is by far my favorite museum in Basel. The genius of Jean Tinguely is usually spotted at the Tinguely fountain in the center, but visiting the museum is a much more intense experience. The collection of machines in that one space is truly mind-blowing and definitely worth visiting at least once.

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Thank M M
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

get the full tinguely experience even the special exhibitions are great stuff in the contemporary art world don't miss it when u visit basel

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

spacious and pleasant museum, full of kinetic machines. i really liked the tinguely biography wall overlooking the river rhine. the artwork was clearly labelled and good explanations overall. the shop is a bit of a let down

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Several machines varying in size from tiny to huge!! And they start on pressing a button, and go into movement for about 30 secs. Designed by Jean Tinguely, the museum is full of fun stuff to look at and machines that one has never seen the like of before. Very unique, a must see.

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