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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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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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A must of the city

A very original museum. Although modern it is not at all unfriendly or aimed to attract only the ones who are involved into modern art. I was really interested to see these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very original museum. Although modern it is not at all unfriendly or aimed to attract only the ones who are involved into modern art. I was really interested to see these peculiar objects and enjoyed the artist's creativity and imagination! Very good for children! Very nice caffe!!!

Thank mch72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, both the external building and the content. Beautiful artistic bar. The place is a bit expensive but it deserves the price.

Thank Claudio C
Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Loved a visit to this museum and if you are into creative and quirky mechanics this is your haven! I love it for all it's movement, sounds and shapes - a great experience!

Thank roamingchicky
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Amazing exhibits with a number working when you press the switch. Annoyingly there is an unknown time delay between each moving of the model. There really should be a countdown timer on each exhibit showing how long you have to wait before the exhibit will move.

Thank Cheasy
Adliswil, Switzerland
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Having read all the glowing reviews we chose to spend our 18CHF per adult and go. There is very little at the museum to start with for 18 CHF worth. The working sculptures that are there have intervals between 7 minutes for the small exhibits and up to 30 and 60 minutes for the large pieces to see them in... More 

Thank Yas46
Dundalk, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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.

Thank Maurs78
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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.

Thank Michael_Kruse
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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!

Thank Alessandra F
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Reviewed 16 January 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 

Thank dar268
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 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.

Thank Toby T

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