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Essen

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Red Dot Design Museum

Parking situation on the Zollverein premises

We recommend using the parking site A1 (free of charge) as the parking site A2 will be under construction until August 2019. The access to parking site A2 is only possible via Fritz-Schupp-Allee.


Please note: The Red Dot Design Museum will be closed from 24 June until 7 July 2019. During this time three new exhibitions are being prepared for you.


Red Dot Design Museum Essen ranks among top 8 design museums in the world

“There are many museums. But only a few are explicitly dedicated to design,” introduces “NZZ Bellevue” its latest article on “The 8 best design museums in the world”. The Red Dot Design Museum ranks among them, according to the Swiss web portal, which is run by the editorial office of “Stil” (“Style”) magazine from “NZZ am Sonntag” (“Sunday New Zurich Newspaper”). It is in good company – with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen or the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. The Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which is located on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, shows exclusively Red Dot prize-winning products. In its permanent exhibition or as part of special exhibitions, they are staged impressively before the historic industrial backdrop.


Welcome to the World of Design!

Current product culture in the midst of industrial architecture: With more than 2,000 exhibits, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents the world's largest exhibition of contemporary design in the former boiler house of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein, a former coal mine complex. Innovative and well-shaped objects from around 45 nations make the quality of good design become experienceable at close range because touching and testing many of the exhibits is allowed. From inventive USB flash drive to shapely furniture to a gyrocopter pending from the ceiling: all items were awarded with the Red Dot quality seal in one of the largest international design competitions.


A special exhibit presents itself at a dizzy height: the autogyro “MTOsport” by the German company AutoGyro from Hildesheim, which allows pilot and passenger to enjoy the fascination of flying together. » More