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HR Giger Museum, Gruyeres

(4.2/5 based on 460+ 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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  • We did Not know what to Expect. We were overwhelmed By the creativity of Hans ruedi giger. Visit the Castle First, than Go to the bar and to the Museum. You will Probably also recognize similarities f...  more »
  • The Museum does deserve the penalty. It is interesting and tells a different story. The Museum a 10 rating it. But miss that sells tickets (with long blond hair and glasses) better engaged to something else. It's very antipatica and rude, I don't understand how can be working face to the public. We ask the combined for the Museum and the Castle and when I remove the bracelet to make us the discount, he began to rant in French, as did not speak English, since it much annoyed having to again change the entry! A chutzpah and lack of professionalism that we not understood at all. Us half pulled the ticket and not bother to look us in the face. We started the tour without knowing which noses had made to unseat that way... We hallucinate!
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  • Do not go there with non mature individuals. We knew that Giger was the creator of the Alien movie creatures, but I did not expect to see what I discovered. See for yourself, but between life&death, w...  more »
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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!