HR Giger Museum, Gruyeres

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. Take a look at our Gruyeres trip itinerary builder app to schedule your visit to HR Giger Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This museum is definitely only for fans of this artist, ¨normale¨ could be through the images shocked people. For fans, but an absolute must, for all other offers the very beautiful village too much else to the watch and many possibilities for the scales to attach a few kilo - SMILE
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  • For a long time I couldn't wait to visit the museo del Maestro Giger! From fond of his work, both those concerning Alien but also many others, I was hooked. Of course the part dedicated to the xenomorph and the film by Scott is the most fascinating. A thrill to see the original works of the master and the various concept designed by him. The photos are strictly prohibited!
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  • A museum beside the Giger bar, worth the visit and then go to a bar for a coffee.
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  • In short excellent. Truly an amazing collection of the man work. Several floors of funny windy corridors and odd shaped rooms totally adds to the madness of the artwork, finished off in an attic space with an exhibition of Giger inspired pieces from other artists. I’ve been an admirer of his works for a good number of years, though never fanatical, but to see these pieces up close and realize the scale of some of them was truly awesome. Pieces range from sketches to full painted works, as well as alien models and an amazing dining table set! Mind blowing. You can’t take pictures inside which is a shame but totally not surprising. We didn’t manage to get into the Giger bar/restaurant as as you can imagine it was packed, but peeping though the window you can easily see the incredible decor and from what we’ve heard it well worth trying to get in. All in all so worth a visit when in the tiny magic town.
  • LOVED IT!!! It's a bit like a labyrinth, you have to explore hallways and rooms and levels which are mostly unmarked, but that's part of the charm. Very clean and well maintained. You can see the paintings up close and appreciate the intricate details in Giger's paintings. Sculptures are few, but nice. An experience not to be missed.
  • Absolutely MUST SEE/VISIT for all ALIEN MOVIE fans! I was twice there, astonishing! And don't forget to visit Giger Bar near Museum! :-)
  • Loads of Giger's work is available to see and even his own personal collection which shows an insight into his inspiration and other influences. The bar is awesome as well. A must see for any fans if Giger or even of the Aliens franchise.
  • If you are a fan this is a must see although even for me it was a bit much. Not suitable for children. The bar was really cool
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