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HR Giger Museum

Rue du Burg, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
+41 26 921 22 00
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Rue du Burg, Gruyeres 1663, Switzerland
+41 26 921 22 00

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I was in Gruyeres and had free admission with my Swiss Pass, I made a brief visit. I am not really a fan but did appreciate seeing such an extensive collection of unique pieces. I would not recommend it for younger children. Some pieces...More

Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

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 from medieval Art to the Alien Art....

1  Thank Berta45
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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, women, sex and achieving somekind of perfection by manipulating...More

3  Thank HappyJohnNeuchatel
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Loved the detail, the arrangement of the art but this may not be for children. Even for adults it can be a bit disturbing. Otherwise, the village is adorable and the art at Giger is the best I've seen in science fiction museums anywhere!

Thank Dee G
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is included in your Swiss pass - if you have one - and as long as you don't have kids, not to be missed! Giger had a vivid imagination and a dark look at machine and flesh. This is a great collection of his...More

Thank Katie V
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

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 life of the man behind...More

Thank Ricardo S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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.

Thank MarinaKhem
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were there in 2014. If you go to Switzerland cant miss this place. Just an amazing place, didn't even know it's was here.

Thank N C
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The ticket is a bit expensive for the time you get to spend there and considering you cannot take pictures into the museum, but overall is an interesting experience. to be noted that is not for everybody, specially for the kids and underage. The museum...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

If you are are a science fiction fan and an art enthusiast this is the museum you should visit. It is not appropriate for smaller children that can be easily scared.

Thank Ester L
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Ashish T
Hello, any idea if the museum be open on 30th and/or 31st Dec 2016. I have included Gruyeres in my Swiss itinerary solely for the purpose of going there, so will be grossly disappointed if it isn't. Thanks!!
5 December 2016|
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Response from PanosR804 | Reviewed this property |
on 30/12 they are open 10-17.00 and the same on 31
Andrew J
What is the best way to get from Paris to the Giger Museum? (In August, if that matters.)
30 July 2015|
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Response from sroczka76 | Reviewed this property |
the best way is to get to Bern, or Geneva! From Bern it will take 1h45min with 2 changes - in Ramont and Bulle. From Geneva it will be a longer trip - 2h30min. It's all up to You! Don't forget to have a drink at Giger's bar... More
What is the best airport to fly into? What is the best way to get from the airport to the museum? Train or bus? I will be traveling from the US.
3 February 2015|
Response from JorgeTheTraveller | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Geneva is probably the closest airport if you're coming from abroad. Renting a car is a good option, as it gives you flexibility to drive around the area. The museum is just a drop in the vast ocean of wonders in the place... More