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“Cool museum for adults & children!”

Jean Tinguely Museum
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$20.91*
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Basel City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Ranked #9 of 157 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went here on a recent weekend to Basel. The entrance was free with our Baselcard (get it at the tourist office). The museum is well set up. You have a nice history at the beginning and then you proceed to see the artwork. The art isn't always on because they want to preserve it, so you have to be smart about how fast or slow you walk behind other people. The museum isn't too big, so it is not tiring. It also seems to be a very interesting place for children.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

The museum is very interesting with ever changing exhibitions. The location is great spot to start your tour to Basel center walking along the river Rhine

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Jean Tinguely is the main artist featured here. His works include wire sculptures, kinetic reliefs, drawings, and music machines as well as his famous rotation sculptures. Also, be sure to go see the Tinguely working (Fasnachtsbrunnen) Carnival Fountain in town on Theaterplatz. Do take in additional artists' work, including Tinguely's wife, Niki de Saint Phalle. While I was there, I got to see the works of Vladimir Tatlin (see photos).

Note: If you have a RailPass, museum entry fees are free - check before you pay admission (Have your passport and RailPass with you).

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Enjoyed our visit very much. Unique experience, as adults we enjoyed it, I think that children would have an especially fun time. I would not skip other Basel attractions to pay a visit, but if you have the time and interest it is well worth the trip.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

The museum show places the work of a genius.
The work raises the issue as to whether the artist wants you to join him at laughing at certain aspects of society, or whether the persons who take the exhibit seriously are being laughed at by the artist. If modern art turns you off you might not enjoy it. I am not a modern artist fan but I did enjoy the museum and felt that it was a very good experience.

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