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Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung - Schaudepot)

Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 43 446 67 67
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Excellent and enjoyable visit

The Museum for Gestaltung is located at the Toni Areal complex and can easily be accessed with... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
Don't worth it

I came from so far to here, to see a dance exhibition? Really? Too weak I was hoping a lot more... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Tiago C
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The Museum fur Gestaltung is the leading museum of design and visual communication in Switzerland. The exhibition program presents a wide range of themes and monographs from the areas of industrial and product design, graphic design, typography, photography, posters, films, furniture, fashion, jewellery, crafts, architecture and scenography. With educational activities such as guided tours as well as exhibition talks and family and school workshops the museum gives visitors the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of design. In its newly opened location in the Toni-Areal the Museum fur Gestaltung will show changing exhibitions and brings together the Poster, Design, Applied Art and Graphics Collections that comprise more than 500,000 objects. Daily guided tours of the collection offer insights into its internationally important collections and enable visitors to experience design history. The location on Ausstellungsstrasse 60 is closed for renovation and will reopen as an exhibition space in its original form in 2018. Up-to-date information can be found on the website.
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Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 43 446 67 67
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Museum for Gestaltung is located at the Toni Areal complex and can easily be accessed with public transit Tram #4 (Toni Areal). The standard entry for the museum is 12CHF. I visited for the recently concluded Macht Ferien (Take a Holiday) exhibit. It was...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I came from so far to here, to see a dance exhibition? Really? Too weak I was hoping a lot more from here.More

Thank Tiago C
MuseumfuerGestaltung, Communications at Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot), responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Dear Tiago C We're really sorry to hear that you did not like our Museum. We have currently three exhibitions in our museum: "Take a Holiday!","Turn the Puppets Loose" and the one you mentioned: "Sigurd Leeder - Traces of Dance". We deeply regret that you...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

"Take A Holiday" the current exhibition at the Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot) combines two of my favorite loves – Design & Travel. Who doesn't love both. The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of Switzerland's tourism industry. This small exhibition showcases not...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The former museum closed for renovation and supposedly the collection was moved to this location, but there is just one room of tourism displays. Yes they're nice, but not worth the entrance fee to see them. I believe this Museum would be better off offering...More

1  Thank Hope L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We went to great lengths to track down and travel to this museum, spending a total of over 50 francs for transportation and admittance for our group of 4. Prior to our visit I visited their website which says this: "Museum für Gestaltung in the...More

Thank blndgenie
MuseumfuerGestaltung, Communications at Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot), responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear Jean Geib-Ballon We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your visit at our Museum. It’s true, at the moment we have only one exhibition “Take a Holiday!” (the room with the Swiss Tourism poster). This is the reason why we offer...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

It's expensive. For 12CHF you only get to see 2 tiny rooms. The information cards on the displays were in German. The only place worth visiting was the rooftop garden. And it has nice Coffee Bistro. Please give this place a miss.

Thank jayjayyea
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The museum is part of the Zurich Arts School, which makes me jealous of the students. It hosts a series of exhibits at the same time, and is very spacious. The Swiss Tourism exhibition was brilliant. Posters and advertising from as far back as the...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Today we went to the Museum of Design, from entrance when we bought the ticket a lady let us know that are guided tours of the museum private collections included, and one of them was starting at 1200, and the tour was included on the...More

Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

It is a stretch to call this a museum. For $12 per person, it is a very small exhibit that is not worth the time. The displays are random and feel like college level design, which makes sense since it is in the same building...More

Thank LarryDazzo
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

As noted in other reviews, the design museum is currently located at Toni Areal, about ten minutes on the tram from the old location. This is temporary while the old museum is renovated. The museum is small with a temporary exhibition. When we visited (October...More

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