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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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  • 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!