We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung - Schaudepot)

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
As featured in Museum Guide for Zurich
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
Phone Number: 43 446 67 67
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This museum focuses on graphic design, technology, photography and the...

This museum focuses on graphic design, technology, photography and the great history of poster design. It's affiliated with Zürich University for the Arts, and has a specialist library open to the public.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 70 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Smaller at new location

The Museum fuer Gestaltung (Design) recently moved to its new location within the Zurich University of the Arts on what is called the 'Toni Areal', previously the biggest dairy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2016
zurichgrad
,
Zurich, Switzerland
Add Photo Write a Review

70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 44: English reviews
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

A wonderful place to see a wide range of design and inspirational items to see how time has been reflected through this medium

Helpful?
Thank Graham S
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Super small exhibit, just not a lot going on. There was only one exhibit on display when we were there. Coffee was great at the cafe!

Helpful?
Thank CNRogers1122
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
151 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The Museum fuer Gestaltung (Design) recently moved to its new location within the Zurich University of the Arts on what is called the 'Toni Areal', previously the biggest dairy production area in Europe. The old location on Ausstellungsstrasse 60 is currently being closed for renovation and will reopen in 2017. The current space is relatively small and does not offer... More 

Helpful?
Thank zurichgrad
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The museum is now located at Toni-Areal in West Zürich. Don't get confused with the name of the tram station (still the old location). Very small exhibition (2 rooms) and not very interesting.

Helpful?
Thank Laurence1905
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

It's a combination of academic and practical part of designs. It gives you whole idea about Swiss designs and industrial design histories and movement. Must go place.

Helpful?
Thank RoseSwiss
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The content of the exhibition was nice and interesting and for that it is worth going. We feel that a few things lacked in content (the role of computational fluid dynamics in todays society), however the exhibition venue is rather small. The lady at the front desk was very rude, as she printed the two tickets hastely and when I... More 

Helpful?
Thank MiRa938
Schindellegi, Switzerland
Level Contributor
854 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

without a stable collection, this museum offers interesting temporary exhibitions. in this moment (end september 2015) i could enjoy the superb steve mc curry photgraphs exhibition. at the adjacent audivisual exhibiiton, there is a funny machine calle birly that allowes you to feel exactly what a bird feels when flying. the dinning hall in the building offers reasonably priced food.

Helpful?
Thank atontao
Los Angeles, CA
Level Contributor
349 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Located in the Toni-Areal, largely industrial, area of Zurich, which is somewhat outside the Old Town area, and attached to the Design University, this ultra-modern museum (I understand that it used to be somewhere else, but rest assured, it's here now) features a number of permanent exhibits simultaneously, sometimes on graphics, sometimes on photography, sometimes on architecture. So far as... More 

Helpful?
Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
449 reviews
295 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A Bauhaus construction, this is a nice building (as the nearby post office Limmatplatz). However, the museum is now closed for a long-term rennovation and all collections are moved to the new location further out of town to the Toni-Areal.

Helpful?
Thank r0landbrunner
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This wonderful museum has changed its venue - it was relocated to the new Toni Areal magnificent project. This place was once a dairy factory and now it hosts the entire art faculty of the Zurich univ. The design museum occupies the lower floor. The space is great. I visited the place on a Sunday so most of the building... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Amirflg

Travelers who viewed Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot) also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 

Been to Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung – Schaudepot)