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HR Giger Museum

Rue du Burg, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
+41 26 921 22 00
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Rue du Burg, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
+41 26 921 22 00

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and intriguing works of art. Not only those used in the alien movies, but an overview of all his works. Don't forget to visit the castle as well: there's an exhibition of magic realistic paintings there that includes a Giger!

Thank AKrimpen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is an Alien fan so this was a must do but I was also entertained. Entry was a reasonable price and we spent over an hour here. Some disturbing images and fantastic art work. What a mind/imagination. The collection was a complete contrast...More

Thank NostromoLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the one street up in Gruyeres is the Giger Museum, which you wont miss because of the sculptures outside the museum on the right, and the alien-skeletonized bar on the left (also his). Gushing over Giger is not something I will do on tripadvisor....More

Thank TingCO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit that I hadn't seen any Alien movie before visiting the museum and I didn't know Giger's work. I was expecting one of those childish exibitions with 3D figures with whom the movie fans take pictures faking to be eaten by alien...More

Thank Ambra T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The contrast between the picture perfect village and this museum makes the visit somehow quite surreal, maybe that was the point? I've known his work for years and have a couple of books as well and still I didn't expect to see so many artworks...More

Thank Maria J C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking through this exhibit takes you deep into Giger's mind. Such a great variety of pieces from hand drawn to hand made and all of them will keep you intrigued. The train was my favourite!

Thank Heardworldwide
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Since I was in Gruyeres and had free admission with my Swiss Pass, I made a brief visit. I am not really a fan but did appreciate seeing such an extensive collection of unique pieces. I would not recommend it for younger children. Some pieces...More

Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We did Not know what to Expect. We were overwhelmed By the creativity of Hans ruedi giger. Visit the Castle First, than Go to the bar and to the Museum. You will Probably also recognize similarities from medieval Art to the Alien Art....

1  Thank Berta45
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Do not go there with non mature individuals. We knew that Giger was the creator of the Alien movie creatures, but I did not expect to see what I discovered. See for yourself, but between life&death, women, sex and achieving somekind of perfection by manipulating...More

3  Thank HappyJohnNeuchatel
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Loved the detail, the arrangement of the art but this may not be for children. Even for adults it can be a bit disturbing. Otherwise, the village is adorable and the art at Giger is the best I've seen in science fiction museums anywhere!

Thank Dee G
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how much is entry in to the museum in equivalent English pounds sterling?
3 June 2017|
Response from Heardworldwide | Reviewed this property |
It would equate to about 10 pounds UK
Ashish T
Hello, any idea if the museum be open on 30th and/or 31st Dec 2016. I have included Gruyeres in my Swiss itinerary solely for the purpose of going there, so will be grossly disappointed if it isn't. Thanks!!
4 December 2016|
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Response from PanosR804 | Reviewed this property |
on 30/12 they are open 10-17.00 and the same on 31
Andrew J
What is the best way to get from Paris to the Giger Museum? (In August, if that matters.)
29 July 2015|
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Response from sroczka76 | Reviewed this property |
the best way is to get to Bern, or Geneva! From Bern it will take 1h45min with 2 changes - in Ramont and Bulle. From Geneva it will be a longer trip - 2h30min. It's all up to You! Don't forget to have a drink at Giger's bar... More