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. 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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  • If you like this kind of artwork or alien movies, you must visit the HR Giger museum. You can see everything, sketches, notes, and different arts from Giger, and it is the principal attraction from... 
    If you like this kind of artwork or alien movies, you must visit the HR Giger museum. You can see everything, sketches, notes, and different arts from Giger, and it is the principal attraction from...  more »
  • Excellent place to visit and well worth a visit to Gruyères (though Gruyères has other attractions that are equally worth visiting). It is less of a museum and more of an art installation in itself.....  more
    Excellent place to visit and well worth a visit to Gruyères (though Gruyères has other attractions that are equally worth visiting). It is less of a museum and more of an art installation in itself.....  more »
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  • Great place for Alien fans will see a ton more of their favourite artwork. For others, it's impressive how large influence Giger had on sci-fi and pop culture. After seeing too much of the sickeningly beautiful landscapes of Switzerland, Giger museum allows your dark side to come back to balance.
  • I can highly recommend the visit of this fantastic museum with the expansive collection of artwork from HR Giger. Set in a beautiful historic building the artwork comes even more alive. Also, the village of Gruyère ville is well worth a visit, simply impressive and enjoyable.The shop features some good books, well worth to buy at least one. I highly recommend to get the combination ticket with the museum of the castle. After the museum visits it’s wonderful to relax in the Giger bar.

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