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Interesting museum. Not what O expected. When I read about the objects Jean Tinguerly I thought that is not really the art objects I like. The museum was really close to the place I stayed so I had to give it it a try and...More
An eccentric collection of moving sculptures sourced from all kinds of scrap including a Formula 1 racing contraption. Allow at least an hour or so for this 'mad' experience and choose to switch ON these works at your whim! Let the noise and theatre commence!...More
Not as easy to get to as other museums as the ferry does not sail to here in the winter. A large building with lots of wasted space and not much to see. The exhibits look abit dated now and are items of junk/farmyard equipment...More
The Jean Tinguely museum is situated at the waterfront of the river Rhein.
It’s nice to stroll along the river to the museum.
It has an extensive collection of all kind of ingenious machines of Jean Tinquely, which surprise you and leaves you wondered. Some...More
What an interesting place! Worth an afternoons browsing with a good cafe and lovely shop too. Best of all its half price with a Basel card and easy to get to with a tram across the river. He was clearly mad as a box of...More
Having no idea of who Jean Tingly was, we took the advice of the guide books and went to the museum dedicated to his works. It was a mesmerizing experience. What creativity to take pieces of scrap and junk and make it into moving art.
Admission to this museum (and others) are included with a Basel Card which we received for staying in a Basel B&B. To say visiting the Tinguely Museum is a unique experience is an understatement. Tinguely apparently created art from stuff he found in junkyards and...More
Tinguely's kinetic art is most enjoyable. I noticed smiles on the faces of everyone, from small children to elderly adults, The pieces are whimsical but Tinguely had some still timely things to say about waste and commercialism in our society.
The guide book highlighted this museum and from the write up it looked interesting. It is not a cheap entrance fee. It could have been an interesting place to visit but as his concept is mechanical movement we didn't see much of the movement. Each...More
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That depends from where you are coming. If you are coming from the other side of the river, there are several ferries that will take you across during daylight hours and when the river isn't too rough. One also has to walk... More
That depends from where you are coming. If you are coming from the other side of the river, there are several ferries that will take you across during daylight hours and when the river isn't too rough. One also has to walk way downhill to get to the riverside to reach the ferries. And my memory tells me that the closest ferry still requires a bit of a walk on the museum's side of the river. Certainly, though, this is the most attractive way to reach the museum.
Alternatively, from the main tram terminal in Basel, one can get the appropriate tram that takes you up toward the main bridge. Transfer there (a half block walk) to the bus that goes over the traffic bridge. Get off at the first stop on the other side and cross a large intersection to reach the Tinguely. These trams run for longer hours and are not as subject to inclement weather or difficult water.