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“Design at the fingertips”: Public tours of the Red Dot Design Museum

Public tour
04 June 2017

On Sunday, 4 June 2017 design fans and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. On the occasion of the World Heritage Day 2016 at Zollverein coal mine, the public tours of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house from 1–2 p.m. and from 3–4 p.m.

The tours of the former boiler house of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex allow for interesting insights into the world of well-shaped and sophisticated designs. Besides the permanent exhibition, the special exhibitions “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” and “PLEXIGLAS® – From the inspiring material to innovative design” grant inspiring insights into the fascinating world of design.

1–2 p.m. & 3–4 p.m.

On the occasion of the World Heritage Day 2015 at Zollverein coal mine

In German language.

Participation fee: 5 € per person plus regular admission
Admission: 4 € (Reduced admission on 5 June 2016)
Children under 12: Free admission

As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 participants, the Red Dot Design Museum kindly asks for previous registration by phone on +49 201 30104-60 or via e-mail to museum(at)

Current issues

Simplicity as a design principle
26 November 2019 - 08 March 2020

Analogue, Digital, Interactive: World’s Best Communication Design Awarded by Red Dot
27 March 2020 - 01 June 2020

Important note

Due to an event, on Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the museum closes already at 5 p.m. (last admission: 4 p.m.).