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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Andrew G wrote a review Oct 22
Rolle, Switzerland114 contributions14 helpful votes
The museum is beautiful and the layout is very well thought out. Tinguely's work is not entirely to my taste so I found the exhibition of his work a bit repetitive. But if you like his oeuvre you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Katarina wrote a review Jun 2020
Belgrade, Serbia12 contributions1 helpful vote
This is one of the best museums I have visited ever! Great collection of Tinguely's installations and art will leave you breathless! I spent here 3h and I could come again! I can't decide which part I loved most, simply, this is a Must See Attraction when you are in Basel!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ursbruno wrote a review Mar 2020
Basel, Switzerland77 contributions10 helpful votes
You really learn about the incredible artist and his work. You like it or do not like it. You will not stay indifferent. All his moving objects just move with no target, but the movements many times surprise you with an unexpected noise or direction. The museum was built by Mario Botta and is in an attractive position on the board of the Rhine river. With Basel Card you receive 50% discount, free entrance with museum pass.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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TR_California wrote a review Feb 2020
Mountain View, California42 contributions24 helpful votes
I didn’t know much about Tinguely before going to this museum, so it gets a couple of stars because I now know more than I did going in. But as a museum it was disorganized and frustrating, Viewing his static creations is one thing but you really want to see them in motion to experience his vision. The museum limits how often the art is in motion, so you have to wait 10 minutes before you can see each piece, especially if a bunch of kids has run through the museum and pressed all the buttons. the museum should have video’s of the art work so you can see it in action without having to wait for each piece to animate. I’d skip the museum and spend your time watching the Tinguely water sculpture in town. Also I’d skip the restaurant, it was expensive and had a limited menu.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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OneLovesTravel wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom163 contributions59 helpful votes
The weirdest collection of art I have ever seen, many exhibits move so one can fully appreciate how the artist wanted us to view and experience his art. Visit a must!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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