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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 0201 30104-60
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Had an enjoyable family day out at the museum and enjoyed seeing the different objects on display. While exploring the museum I was impressed with the innovation of many of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Had an enjoyable family day out at the museum and enjoyed seeing the different objects on display. While exploring the museum I was impressed with the innovation of many of the designs, however many of the objects lacked proper explanation, which was a drawback. Had the museum included more information alongside the objects, and compared them to similar objects of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The prize winning products displayed in this museum range from sofas to airplane hulls and from sinks to jewelry. It is a nicely laid out museum in an impressive out-of-commision industrial building. All products displayed here are excellent or groundbreaking in their own way. This relates to the major downfall of this museum: the lack of information on the products... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We already knew, that this is "the cathedral of the industrial culture", but what we saw was beyond any believe. The building was the energy central of the coal mine. In the middle of the 1990 years Norman Foster British architect desinged the whol concept for the museum - keeping the old structures, and added new elements. On 4 floors... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The re development of this old coal mining site is something to behold...this was our third winning visit....such incredible innovative designs from all over the World

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The whole complex in which this museum is situated is interesting. The museum features award winning design from cutlery to helicopters. Great layout. explanations are in english as well as German. Eclectic array of objects. Very interesting. We enjoyed it a lot.

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Possibly the best part of the museum is the way the exhibits themselves have been arranged--it's a great example of excellent design. There's the frame of a car hanging from the ceiling, among other things.

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing collection of items including cars, white goods, shower accessories, medical equipment, buggies, rucksacks, chairs, domestic appliances, computer equipment, bikes, clothes, a gyrocopter, to name just some of the groups of items. If its won a design prize ever in the world its somewhere is in this museum. The power plant the items are displayed in is in itself fantastic... More 

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum is incorporated into the old power house of the large Zollverein coal mine. Rusty boilers and pipes mingle with smartly designed products from all areas of life. Bicycles, clothes, laboratory instruments, cooking utensils etc etc. All are best in their class and many have received special prizes. You walk through four floors (I think). Outside is the large... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What's interesting about this museum are less the items on display, namely examples of good contemporary industrial design, but the venue itself and the exhibition concept. In fact, the Red dot museum is located in the power plant of the coal work Zeche Zollverein, which has been conserved as such. Thus, you find exhibits, that is design products, more or... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

It is the setting rather than the collection that makes the visit an incredible experience. The contrast between the design artifacts scattered in a cokes mine is just stunning.

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Address: Gelsenkirchener Str. 181, 45309 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 0201 30104-60
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen

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