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Red Dot Design Museum

Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 3010460
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Interesting but we missed explanations

A lot of interesting things and designs. We missed explanation and info about use, materials... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin K
via mobile
Must See for Design Lovers

The museum is located on the premises of the Zeche Zollverein. It exhibits a variety of design... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Sabine R
via mobile
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Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 3010460
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of interesting things and designs. We missed explanation and info about use, materials, design process etc. The café (Butterzeit) did use ugly plastic forkes, knives, cup whitoutcare care for re-use, design and environment.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is located on the premises of the Zeche Zollverein. It exhibits a variety of design classics. The industrial architecture surrounding the museum makes it a special place.

Thank Sabine R
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum last summer, it was really cool. The exhibition was as interesting as the exhibition space itself!

Thank Zoltán G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Red Dot Design Museum with design prize winning objects in huge 'rusty' factory hall restyled by Norman Foster is a unique eclectical experience. While you are there, absolutely walk around terrains of Unesco World Heritage Industrial Landmark Zeche Zollverein (separately reviewed on Tripadvisor) for great...More

Thank Rudy950
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Exhibits everything that won a red dot design award from taps to TVs to bikes to sex toys! Very interesting for a long browse. The building itself is an incredible location, an old industrial hall with big old rusty pipes. Absolutely worth a visit -...More

Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The Red dot award is world famous. This museum opens my eyes, I feel humbled to be there and witness all the brilliant inventions that make our life easier and more interesting.

Thank innertin
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The most striking thing about the Red Dot Design Museum is the building and its subsequent renovation and refurbishment. The architecture, and the insertion of the new layers, of floating concrete mezzanines, stainless steel railings, and glass barriers, among the restored remains of the old...More

Thank fluxus2015
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We went to the Red Dot Museum after checking out their website so knew what the entry ticket cost. Was very disappointed in the staff who tried to tell me the entry ticket was €9 whereas the website said it was €6. I pointed this...More

1  Thank SaadiaK_13
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A multitude of gadgets and goodies that have been awarded the "red dot". As a first time visitor it was amazing to see and understand the concept of awards for inivitive products. Some everyday items that we all have as well as super products that...More

2  Thank pavakeal
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum ist located in the boirler house of "Zeche Zollverein", a former coal mine, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Essen/Germany. In this museum you can find all kinds of products awarded with the red dot design award. It is fun...More

Thank Christel B
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Antonio N
10 October 2015|
Response from 545medva | Reviewed this property |
You should take the tram 107, from the city center to the "Zollverein" station.