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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  • Visited this with teens who were alternately impressed with the quality of art work and imagination and turned off by the dark subject matter. Museum well laid out and very comprehensive.  more »
  • Yes, my wife and I enjoyed the Alien movies. Giger was clearly a talented artist with amazing but twisted imagination. I hadn’t appreciated until today though the soft pornographic theme that ran...  more »
  • This museum is in a lovely small town in a beautiful region. The museum itself is interesting but requires an open mind. It is worthwhile to see if you like this kind of art. I am not a fan but it I don't regret making the trip.
  • Fantastic. They have a selection from his private collection and many of my favorite pieces on display. The person at the desk (today) spoke both English and French, and was very helpful. You get a discount if you go to the castle first and bring your receipt. Was definitely worth the trip.

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