Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Zurich

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The Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. The museum is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the creative richness found in all forms of design, and its importance. The museum’s program of exhibitions, events and publishing provides a means for understanding the contemporary world, potentially making it a better place.
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  • 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 recent...  more »
  • In guides "sell it" as a Museum of design. But when we went to see it only had 3 rather small exhibitions, two of them disappointing. The only interesting and related to what they came to see was the tourist Posters of Switzerland. The price is 12 CFH which I think is expensive for what it is.
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  • I came from so far to here, to see a dance exhibition? Really? Too weak I was hoping a lot more from here.  more »
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  • 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 Toni-Areal- The new location in the Toni-Areal, presents temporary exhibitions and brings together its four collections – Design, Graphics, Applied Art and Poster – with their 500'000 objects. For the first time the Museum für Gestaltung presents its collections to the public in the Schaudepot. Daily tours offer insights into this collection of international importance." Imagine our disbelief to find that the real 'collection' displayed is ONE room of travel posters. That's it. And the person in charge told us it was OUR responsibility to visit the website and find this out. The problem is, they do not post this information, nor is it posted before you pay for admittance. No offer of a refund when we made an issue of the lack of honesty regarding the exhibits. Shame on them.
  • Beautiful exhibition space, nicely set up inside but rather small all in all together for quite a high price.
  • The building is already worth it. It's a nice place to study or have a coffee as well. The exhibitions are well curated and the personell was very open and friendly. They showed us the exhibition catalog when we wanted to know some extra infirmation and also offered to hand out questions to their curator if we needed anything specific. I hope to visit again soon!
  • Not very mainstream but they really pay attention to details! Keep up the great work!
  • The main museum is currently closed, until 2018. Only one exhibition opened, and with a lot of noise from a new exhibition setting up. They should close, during these periods !

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