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Museum of Design (Museum fur Gestaltung - Schaudepot)

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Address: Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 43 446 67 67
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Museum fur Gestaltung is the leading museum of design and visual...

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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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 bubblesReviewed 17 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 2016) it was an exhibition about modeling as part of the design process. It was... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 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!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 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 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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 

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Schindellegi, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 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.

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