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HR Giger Museum, Gruyeres

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View the personal art collection and original works of Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer H.R. Giger at HR Giger Museum. The extensive collection of Giger's works showcases his different creative periods in a renovated chateau, with pieces personally selected by the artist. View the film "Alien," which won Giger an Academy Award for Best Achievement for his contribution to the visual effects and design work. See his other film designs, including artwork from "Alien 3," and other renowned series of works, such as "The Spell" and the "Passages" collections. Photography is not permitted. Use our Gruyeres tour planner to visit HR Giger Museum on your trip to Gruyeres, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • My husband is an Alien fan so this was a must do but I was also entertained. Entry was a reasonable price and we spent over an hour here. Some disturbing images and fantastic art work. What a mind/ima...  more »
  • On the one street up in Gruyeres is the Giger Museum, which you wont miss because of the sculptures outside the museum on the right, and the alien-skeletonized bar on the left (also his). Gushing over...  more »
  • I have to admit that I hadn't seen any Alien movie before visiting the museum and I didn't know Giger's work. I was expecting one of those childish exibitions with 3D figures with whom the movie fans ...  more »
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  • Interesting place to visit. The only problem is that I do not quite get the idea of some drawings the author made. Most of them are creepy and not for kids. If you have some time to waste than just go for it.
  • Amazing quirky museum in a surreal setting. Real insight into the mind of an artist. Add others have said, not for all tastes so look up what to expect.
  • Amazing, don't bring the kids unless you want them to see satanic images and nudity.
  • An immersive walk into the unique experience of HR Giger's fascinating works. Can't miss for sci-fi fans and the curious. Caution - may not be for all audience.
  • That was a unique experience. That art is like alien... unlike any other you might have seen. A bit terrifying, a bit gross, but somehow pulling you in. A must see!

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