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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Admission to this museum (and others) are included with a Basel Card which we received for staying in a Basel B&B. To say visiting the Tinguely Museum is a unique experience is an understatement. Tinguely apparently created art from stuff he found in junkyards and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank den_b7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tinguely's kinetic art is most enjoyable. I noticed smiles on the faces of everyone, from small children to elderly adults, The pieces are whimsical but Tinguely had some still timely things to say about waste and commercialism in our society.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dbcx
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide book highlighted this museum and from the write up it looked interesting. It is not a cheap entrance fee. It could have been an interesting place to visit but as his concept is mechanical movement we didn't see much of the movement. Each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wonder of this fun place is that not only do you get to see the art but you can play with it as well!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martakov
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A radio exhibition was on when we visited but it was hard to follow in English. Motion artwork was fascinating, although a bit off the wall. Very good visit to learn about tinguely and his work.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Jean Tinguely is a legend and special to Basel. Born in 1925, died in 1991, Jean Tinguely was a Swiss sculpture. Rebellious he transformed machines into toys and he always remained a child (his own words). When in the late 1980s a chartered plane flew...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank StefanCal
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A very different kind of museum.. very interactive. Press a button and watch the random constructions come to life! Really enjoyed the hop on exhibition at the end - very random!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank xsamuelking
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

On a walking tour, we were shown moving pieces in a fountain with odds and ends from a closed theatre. It looked whimsical and we were intrigued to see what else this artist had done. We walked along the Rhine River walk and easily found...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DonnaP067
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed this museum. Very different with some very cool exhibits. Right on the water and not too far from downtown. Easy with public transportation. A great insight into an amazing artist.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russ_Sharon
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Executive summary: Pros - Cool moving sculpture, interactive art, detail stories behind the inspiration of each item Cons - none Top tip - If you’re a tourist staying in a hotel, use the free Basel card to get 50% off entry. Overall it’s a fun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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That depends from where you are coming. If you are coming from the other side of the river, there are several ferries that will take you across during daylight hours and when the river isn't too rough. One also has to walk... More
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