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Red Dot Design Museum

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Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 3010460

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Must See for Design Lovers

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 experience how fossil industry must have been and looked like.

Thank Rudy950
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 27 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 - and so is the old mining site it's on (Zeche Zollverein).

Thank Johanna B
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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 Zeche Zollverein - the massive boiler plant of the coal mine and coking facility -... More 

Thank fluxus2015
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 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 out to her and she said we have some exhibit inside so we have raised... More 

1 Thank SaadiaK_13
Guadiaro, Spain
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Reviewed 10 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 were new. A place that is good for all ages although stairs difficult to deal... More 

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Velbert, Germany
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7 reviews
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 to walk around in the old hall with the original industrial equipment. You can touch... More 

Thank Christel B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

A bit weird to pay for looking at a sort of commercial presentation of thousands of Red Dot designs ranging from bathtubs to water glasses. The setting is spectacular though, inside the old industrial Zollverein Bauhaus architecture

Thank Adamgraffiti

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