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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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Good fun with kids.. Everything moves.. An artist with some strange artwork but good fun to see that everything will move with one touch..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good fun with kids.. Everything moves.. An artist with some strange artwork but good fun to see that everything will move with one touch..

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 7 year old and I both enjoyed this unusual but fun and interactive museum. There are pieces which becomes alive by stepping on the with foot pedal, note that some it takes few minutes for it to reset before it will work again. I would recommend, there's no other museum like this.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tinguely exhibits were so impressive.This was a very hands on exhibition as there were buttons in front of some of the pieces which would activate the sculptures. There was also some interesting infomation about Tinuely's life. The only thing which spoilt the visit was an exhibition by an English "artist.Don't even remember his name.It was uninspiring and had an... More 

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chester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a 1-2 hrs here some interesting exhibits, my wife not impressed thought they were depressing. I can see her point but as an engineer I appreciated the ingenuity of the constructions of the works of art. The special exhibit of Jim clarks F1 racing car was just an added bonus for me. I would recommend a visit it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A terrific museum - fun for adults & children alike. I would have enjoyed an English language tour - only French & German.

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Millstone, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This place is humorously enchanting, artsy, and entertaining. JT was a genius! Great fun and my kids (4 &5) loved it!

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

You can smile your way through this museum, while you enjoy making the art work. Set in a lovely park, the Tinguely museum provided a wonderful way to spend a few hours on a rainy day. Tinguely's sculptures will arouse the interest of the whole family. Don't leave the children at home.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and interactive museum. Enjoyed this very much. Facilities are excellent (toilets, bag deposit, restaurant, gift shop) and staff are very friendly and welcoming. Inexpensive to visit and very engaging if you like mechanics and pulleys and things. Great exhibition on - out of order - by a British artist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Basel's most famous artist who made kinetic art. This is a beautiful place with Tinguelys and Nikki de St Phalles creations. Worth the visit.

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