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Museum Tinguely, Basel

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Museum Tinguely 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. Add Museum Tinguely to your Basel travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Basel trip builder.
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  • The Museum Tinguely is characterized by many mechanical installations. As operated by visitors, honestly I found them rather cold and not very communicative. Add to this that the entrance ticket costs about 17 euros, I think he can do even less.
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  • Amazing exhibits with a number working when you press the switch. Annoyingly there is an unknown time delay between each moving of the model. There really should be a countdown timer on each exhibit s...  more »
  • Having read all the glowing reviews we chose to spend our 18CHF per adult and go. There is very little at the museum to start with for 18 CHF worth. The working sculptures that are there have interval...  more »