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Jean Tinguely Museum

Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 681 93 20
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Oddball Quirky Fun

Way out there, junk into art that just works. We had a blast viewing these strange exotic works... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hernando, Florida

It was not hard to get even an 11 year old boy to be enthralled in this museum. It is an wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New York
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  • Average9%
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Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 681 93 20
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Way out there, junk into art that just works. We had a blast viewing these strange exotic works. The beautiful park just in front of the museum with the Rhine River on the right makes for a great setting for some of his impressive outdoor...More

Thank MartinD34283
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was not hard to get even an 11 year old boy to be enthralled in this museum. It is an wonderful space full of works of an artist with a singular vision.

Thank OkayNY
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great for anyone who likes moveable sculptures. A refreshing change from the usual art museum, and it takes one back to childhood.

Thank waizyi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another museum worth visiting in Basel. I didn't know about Jean Tinguely, so this was a teaching experience. In addition there were two additional exhibitions worth seeing: Wim Delvoye, and Jerome Zonder. Not for the faint of heart

Thank Hernando C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the fact that a museum is named for a native son: in this case, Jean Tinguely. His distinctive style: kinetic art or sculptural machines. His art pieces move. Moving art, I like to think of it. A fountain piece adorn the front of...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without the element of surprise of a first visit, coming back after two years was still worthwhile. There was more time to read the accompanying text and especially the story of Tinguely's life at the start of the visit, and to reflect about why his...More

Thank robert_bos53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While vacationing in Basel, we decided to tour this museum since our friends had told us about it. It was a fun and entertaining visit. Tinguely was a very creative and unique artist. We thoroughly enjoyed touring the museum.

Thank Babs254
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even before going in the museum you will enjoy the Tinguely fountain and a also a Niki de Saint Phalle sculpture located in front of the museum in the Solitude Park which is worth a visit with it's view over the Rhine river. In the...More

Thank happyjaveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building that houses the Tinguely Museum is a wonder of architecture. The museum itself can be best described as quirky and unique. Many intricate moving sculptures created by Jean Tinguely. His story is as interesting as his art. It was worth the cost of...More

Thank sket101
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My creative friends are all jealous. This building, the displays, documentation, exhibitions and grounds all honor the creativity of Jean Tinguely, his wife Niki de Saint Phalle and their friends who approached art and the creative process from a different direction.

Thank Jay R
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Response from GEDLosAngeles_CA | Reviewed this property |
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