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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
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Great sounds coming from these huge pieces.

It was great to see the collection of odds and ends from wheels to musical instruments and dolls that were used to make these huge pieces. The way that his life's work is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maurs78
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Dundalk, Ireland
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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great to see the collection of odds and ends from wheels to musical instruments and dolls that were used to make these huge pieces. The way that his life's work is documented along the hallway made for very interesting reading. Well worth a visit.

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location, good review of Tinguely's life, development and evolving success. The music machines was interesting, the idea the machines makes started some thoughts. Nice to see how small children was really fascinated by the playing machines.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super original museum. I recommend it for all ages. It is unique, interactive and surprising. Also the museum shop (I love museum shops) has excellent memory gifts or trip gifts for you or someone you feel like giving a present! The outdoor garden is also something you cants miss plus a walk along the river!

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 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 January 6, 2017

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 January 2, 2017 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 December 29, 2016 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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Thank Ester L
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

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 December 15, 2016

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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Thank kortne
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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