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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4002 , Switzerland
Phone Number: 061 681 93 20
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Crazy Genius- Perhaps and oxymoron...

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
DrCynthia2016
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Millstone, New Jersey
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Millstone, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Thank kirib30
NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank NC R
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very interesting and interactive. It has a lot of modern, controversial art as well as impressive mechanical constructions. It's quite expensive though, but it's a must for art lovers/students.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

One of the truly unique museums of Basel, it hosts the kinetic sculptures of Jean Tinguely, a much loved local artist. Most pieces have a button, when pressed, lets you experience the works in motion. Not the cheapest museum, but definitely one you'll not find anywhere else.

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Thank Raluca P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Awesome interestig and funky museum located next to great walking paths by the Rhine River. If you love interesting machinery this museum is for you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We loved the sculptures in the fountain by the Theatre. Museum has information on Tinguely's life. Also on his big self-destructive artwork in New York with copy of NY Times article. Bunch of mostly small pieces of art almost all of which have a step on/off switch. Sometimes they will work. Other times not. Museum doesn't open til 11. You... More 

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Thank chitownsam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The impressive modern building warrants a visit, regardless of the exhibitions. Jean Tinguely contraptions are quite amazing. Kids will love it. Worth visiting the shop. Full of interesting toys for kids as well as adults.

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Thank Stephen J
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed by us all, even the gallery adverse 12 year old, plenty of moving crazy exhibits that make a lot of noise. Part of the collection is closed at the moment but worth a visit.

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