In 2005, almost 15 years ago, the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore was opened as the first branch of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen in the former police headquarters on Maxwell Road. It was also the first museum for contemporary design in Singapore and the whole of Asia.
In 2017, the museum moved to its current location at Marina Bay. Since then, it has been one of the main attractions along the beautiful coast of southern Singapore - and the only museum in the country that is open until 2 a.m.
The building has been home to the Marina Bay City Gallery, which has shown the history of Singapore's urban changes and the development of Marina Bay. After some structural changes, the iconic building now has several galleries. In this exhibition space, the museum presents the latest trends of the international design scene with more than 300 futuristic design concepts and prototypes that won the Red Dot Award: Design Concept.
In addition to the exhibitions, the museum offers a shop with carefully selected design objects and products designed by Singaporean designers, and a coffee bar offering food, craftbeer, gourmet coffee and tea.
Marina Bay is an interesting destination in Singapore with a variety of attractions within walking distance of the museum. In the immediate vicinity is the 100 hectare Gardens by the Bay Park, one of Singapore's landmarks The Merlion, the Art Science Museum and the Marina Bay Sands Resort.