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Jean Tinguely Museum

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Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 1, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 681 93 20
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00

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It is by far my favorite museum in Basel. The genius of Jean Tinguely is usually spotted at the Tinguely fountain in the center, but visiting the museum is a much more intense... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is by far my favorite museum in Basel. The genius of Jean Tinguely is usually spotted at the Tinguely fountain in the center, but visiting the museum is a much more intense experience. The collection of machines in that one space is truly mind-blowing and definitely worth visiting at least once.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get the full tinguely experience even the special exhibitions are great stuff in the contemporary art world don't miss it when u visit basel

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

spacious and pleasant museum, full of kinetic machines. i really liked the tinguely biography wall overlooking the river rhine. the artwork was clearly labelled and good explanations overall. the shop is a bit of a let down

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Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several machines varying in size from tiny to huge!! And they start on pressing a button, and go into movement for about 30 secs. Designed by Jean Tinguely, the museum is full of fun stuff to look at and machines that one has never seen the like of before. Very unique, a must see.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic museum dedicated to the sculptor/artist Jean Tinguelly. I had never heard of him before visiting Basel so it was a very pleasant discovery. The exhibits are mostly made of moving parts creating zany contraptions that play musical instruments etc. Think professor Potts from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in The Hat". Ieft there with a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully-situated and well-designed museum with a wonderful collection. The museum has a great restaurant on the bottom floor, facing the stunning Rhein.Strongly recommended.

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is in a small park beside the Roche campus near the river Rhine. Some structures are on display in the garden like the fountain with its wheels and hoses spraying water. It is €18 to look around - a bit pricey but even a glance through the outer glass gives the sense of wonder with the amazing structures... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very interesting museum containing many items of Tinguely's work. They are not all constantly on which can be frustrating (but is understandable) so you have to linger by each one, or come back later and try again. The ground floor was closed during our visit but we still spent a good few hours in the museum. The cafe is... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The building this is in is beautiful. The art is strange. I'm not any kind of art expert, but everything looked like it was found in a junk yard and haphazardly welded together. Not my thing.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is probably the most unique art museum that I have ever seen. The museum is on the north bank of the Rhine river. Entrance fee is 15 francs for adult admission. If you have the tourist pass admission is discounted 50%. The exhibits are interactive and guests can activate the moving exhibits every 7 min. Kids really seemed to... More 

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