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Red Dot Design Museum

International Museum Day at the Red Dot Design Museum

Permanent exhibition
19 May 2019

On the 41st International Museum Day, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen will only pay the reduced admission fee for the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. Admission for children under 12 years is free. On show are two special exhibitions: “Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” and “Design in the Age of Big Data”.

A visit to the Red Dot Design Museum

Nearly everything that surrounds us in our everyday life is designed: every product or poster, every interior decoration or website is designed. Visitors can learn this in an exciting way in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. On their way through the exhibition, they will meet Red Dot awarded objects from various life and product worlds. Thereby, on an area of 4,000 squaremeters, about 2,000 very shapely and innovative exhibits make award-winning design and the quality of everyday objects become experiencable, as touching and testing most of the objects is particularly allowed. The contrast of old and new, of current product culture and historic industrial architecture lets everyday items displayed in the Red Dot Design Museum appear in an altogether different light – an unforgettable experience.

Reduced admission in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design

Reduced Admission: 4 €
Children under 12: Free admission

Current issues

Onnellisuus – designed by Fiskars
23 June 2020 - 24 January 2021

Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020–2021
23 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

Design on Stage 2020–2021
23 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

Important note

The Red Dot Design Museum is open to the public again. Opening hours: Mondays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, special protection rules apply. For example, the wearing of a face mask is obligatory.

Please note that tickets cannot be pre-ordered by telephone. However, there are also no long waiting times at the box office.

Please note: On Monday, 10 August 2020, the museum will be closed due to an event.