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Take the tram #2 or 15 to Wettsteinpl. and bus #31 or 36 to "Museum Tinguely." The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-7pm. Admission is 10 Francs for adults and 7 Francs for students. Children under 16 are admitted for free.
If you've seen some of Tinguely's work around Switzerland and you like it, this museum is a real treat. One of his pieces, Fasnachtsbrunnen, is featured on Theatreplatz right in the center of Basel. For those who aren't familiar with him, the rusty looking sculpture with the hose wildly spitting outside of the
Tinguely museum is the perfect preview. Jean Tinguely's artwork mainly revolves around moving metal structures that make lots of noise; this makes the museum a fun place to be for kids as there are big red buttons just asking to be pressed at every stop. Every room of this museum is filled with Tinguely's monstrous, kinetic
chefs d'oeuvres. Anyone who thought art museums have to be stodgy will likely change their minds.