Museum HR Giger, Gruyeres

View the personal art collection and original works of Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, and set designer H.R. Giger at Museum HR Giger. 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 Museum HR Giger and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Wow - this was easily one of the freakiest museums I've ever been into. I enjoyed is work in the Alien(s) series - that was just the tip of the iceberg! My wife and two daughters (12 and 7) and I enjo...  more »
  • The museum of the artist Giger is rich in paintings, sculptures and lithographs. I knew Giger only for his creation of the Alien, used for the films of the series. I discovered his world very tortured and very sexualized. After a while, I had a little enough, but it's very well done. We have a very nice view of the village of Gruyères from the floors of the museum. The museum bar, just across the street, is worth a visit, with its unique décor. We had a cheese platter: The cheeses were very good, but the bad bread (the insipid white baguette is a shame. Good welcome.
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  • 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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