Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel

4.3
#3 of 29 in Museums in Basel
Jean Tinguely Museum houses a permanent exhibit of the works of the museum's namesake, Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. The museum is also home to temporary exhibits, which generally display works from Tinguely's friends and peers. Modern artists like Bernhard Luginbuhl, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Yves Klein have also displayed works here. In addition to Tinguely's kinetic sculptures, the museum displays illustrations, photographs, and documents pertaining to the artist's personal life and work. The moving mechanical installations attract both kids and adults alike. Put Jean Tinguely Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Basel trip itinerary planning app.
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  • The weirdest collection of art I have ever seen, many exhibits move so one can fully appreciate how the artist wanted us to view and experience his art. Visit a must!  more »
  • The Tinguely is a great museum for those interested in "moving art' or even basic engineering. Kids will love the giant nature of some of the pieces. Several are interactive and invite you to become.....  more »
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  • Unbelievable, a must see. Also don't forget to head upstairs past the bar (aeroplane) to see the burnt out farm equipment display. Just don't take the small children to that bit.
  • Exibition is great. Good place with children from 4 upwards. cons: Number of toilets is too low, there was a long queue. Unfortunately, there was no pic-nic area for families. just a fancy bar. and no vegan food offerings.
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