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HR Giger Museum, Gruyeres

(4.2/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I am a big fan of all the Alien saga and since I was in the region couldn't help visiting this museum. First, not sure if museum is the right category. Second I expected to find out more about the lif...  more »
  • Small museum that one only expects to find in the typical village of Gruyères: amazing, exotic, to make absolutely
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  • The museum is located inside the Gruyeres Castle, in the town center. The ticket is not so expensive, but it is a pity that you can't take pictures inside the museum. 
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  • Just amazing. It's really interesting to see into the mind of Geiger and more of the other work he has done. If you're a fan of the Alien films and enjoy art, this is a must! Not for children though!
  • This is not for the faint hearted. It's useful too read about the artist HR Giger before visiting, that way you get the full value of this stunning museum. The village of Gruyère is a very picturesque place. The museum is Not really for children.
  • It'a great place to admire HR Giger's art, please visit the part where seperated with curtain :)
  • Unforgettable museum presenting very controversial art of HR Griger. A must-see for every Alien saga, or just general sci-fi, fan. Taking young children along could result in couple awkward questions, though, so parents beware.
  • I wanted to go to the Giger Museum since a long time now. Gruyeres is a very nice swiss village and the museum was above my expectations. You can see some really nice and exclusive Giger pieces and also his private art collections! Totally worth it!