Red Dot Design Museum, Essen


Public Places & Attractions

Red Dot Design Museum
Latest product culture in the midst of old industrial architectur: the Red Dot Design Museum shows the world's largest exhibition of contemporary design. With about 2,000 exhibits, the Red Dot Design Museum houses the world’s largest presentation of contemporary design which is visited by about 150.000 international guests each year. The exhibition has a long tradition with its beginnings dating back to the mid-1950s. On an exhibition area of approximately 4,000 square metres only current products are exhibited today; articles of daily use, many of which visitors will recognise and some of which they may even have at home. The exhibits share a very special feature that distinguishes them from other everyday items: namely their excellent design. The museum becomes experiencable as touching and testing most of the objects is allowed. The best product design – from inventive USB flash drive to multifunctional furniture to a pending gyrocopter – awarded by an international expert jury: On five floors the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents the complete range of shapely and highly innovative products. All of them were rewarded in one of the largest design competitions of the world – the Red Dot Design Award. Over and above this, the Red Dot Design Museum is a coveted venue for presentations, congresses and events.


Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen

Phone number

+49 201 30104-60

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00


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