This year, museums around the globe observe the 38th International Museum Day, proclaimed by the International Council of Museums ICOM. Under the motto “Museums for a Sustainable Society“, museums in Germany will celebrate this event on 17 May 2015 – and so will the Red Dot Design Museum at Zollverein World Heritage Site. For one day, visitors will only pay the reduced admission fee for the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. Admission for children under 12 years is free.
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
Because of the VIVAWEST Marathon, the Red Dot Design Museum opens at twelve noon.
Simplicity as a design principle
26 November 2019 - 08 March 2020
Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW
27 March 2020 - 01 June 2020
The Red Dot Design Museum will be closed on 24, 25, 31 December 2019 & 1 January 2020. On 20 December 2019 the museum closes at 4 p.m. due to an event (last entrance: 3 p.m.).