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Red Dot Design Museum

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Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 3010460

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Industrial design in industrial surrounds

The most striking thing about the Red Dot Design Museum is the building and its subsequent renovation and refurbishment. The architecture, and the insertion of the new layers, of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The most striking thing about the Red Dot Design Museum is the building and its subsequent renovation and refurbishment. The architecture, and the insertion of the new layers, of floating concrete mezzanines, stainless steel railings, and glass barriers, among the restored remains of the old Zeche Zollverein - the massive boiler plant of the coal mine and coking facility -... More 

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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We went to the Red Dot Museum after checking out their website so knew what the entry ticket cost. Was very disappointed in the staff who tried to tell me the entry ticket was €9 whereas the website said it was €6. I pointed this out to her and she said we have some exhibit inside so we have raised... More 

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Guadiaro, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

A multitude of gadgets and goodies that have been awarded the "red dot". As a first time visitor it was amazing to see and understand the concept of awards for inivitive products. Some everyday items that we all have as well as super products that were new. A place that is good for all ages although stairs difficult to deal... More 

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Velbert, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum ist located in the boirler house of "Zeche Zollverein", a former coal mine, now UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Essen/Germany. In this museum you can find all kinds of products awarded with the red dot design award. It is fun to walk around in the old hall with the original industrial equipment. You can touch... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

A bit weird to pay for looking at a sort of commercial presentation of thousands of Red Dot designs ranging from bathtubs to water glasses. The setting is spectacular though, inside the old industrial Zollverein Bauhaus architecture

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum. Where else can you see perfectly-lit award-winning bathtub designs hanging in the decaying carcas of a decommissioned coal mine? For folks interested in industrial design, the wide array of products and the innovative display and the juxtaposition witty the structure make this a "must see". For the rest of us, it's just plain cool. While there,... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The museum is situated in an interesting industrial building. There are a few interesting items visible, such as a car hanging from the roof, and some modern design items. However, much of the exhibition consists of outdated computers and other technology. This is too recent to activate lost memories - I think it will take a few more decades before... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This museum is the best part of the old coal mine to visit. The exhibitions are so innovative, so different and your imagination gets captured by the sheer cleverness of everything displayed. There are some really brilliant creative people out there who think of absolutely everything down to the smallest details. Don't rush around this museum, it takes time to... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The only words coming to my mind when I think about the Red dot museum are "wired" and "surreal". Still the car hanging from the ceiling in the first hall is already worth the entrance fee!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

I visited the museum at end of July this year. I loved the idea of using the coal mine industrial complex as a showroom for the winning products... I loved the different ways of displaying the products... I was inspired by the best of the best products...

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