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Address: 28 Maxwell Road Red Dot Traffic | Red Dot Traffic Building, Singapore 069120, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6327 8027
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Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Red Dot Design Museum will closed its operations at 28 Maxwell Road for...

The Red Dot Design Museum will closed its operations at 28 Maxwell Road for the refurbishment of the Red Dot Traffic Building. Last day for all exhibitions will be on 31 March 2017.

The largest design museum in Asia, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore is an unique attraction and place of interest in Singapore that brings visitors to discover and appreciate design and creativity within and beyond the museum compounds. It has 3 Winners Exhibitions on Product, Communication and Conceptual Design that present the best of designs today and futuristic design ideas for tomorrow. On the 1st or 2nd Friday of each month, the museum hosts MAAD (Market for Artists And Designers), Singapore's longest and largest recurring creative marketplace. The Red Dot Design Museum is also one of the key attractions featured in the Singapore Design District Mobile App -- A self-touring guide that brings users beyond the traditional tourist spots, and to the clusters of interesting and creative places of interests, and must-go attractions located near the vicinity of the museum. Download the App, find out where to go and discover the hidden gems.

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Definitely worth a visit but check when they're open

I went at the end of December and the first time I went the museum was shut even though I checked the website but I spoke to the girls in the shop who gave me a free ticket for... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2017
Francesca E
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Though Red dot museum is going to have renovation soon in April. Catch the MAAD festival one a month event. Hope they will be back soon after the renovation of the museum.

Thank Eileen S
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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I went at the end of December and the first time I went the museum was shut even though I checked the website but I spoke to the girls in the shop who gave me a free ticket for another day (saving $8 dollars). Inside a lot of interesting stuff, I personally found it more like furniture shipping and making... More 

Thank Francesca E
CareLim, Manager at Red Dot Design Museum, responded to this review

Hi Francesca I apologise for the inconvenience that we caused you due to our poor communication on the closed dates, we will see that this does not happen again. I am glad you enjoyed the visit the next day and hope you will visit us again next time you are in Singapore. More 

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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I went there to discover about design, we talked a lot with the staff and he is moslem we really gwt connected for another discussion. And if youre hungry just go a head about 100 M you will find Maxwell hawker stall very delicious and next you will see Budhaa tooth relic temple ( China town ) 3 places in... More 

Thank Nadia A
Redwood CIty, CA
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

At this "museum", you get up close and personal/interactive with design in many forms. Technology, furniture, lighting, architecture: you name it! This is a somewhat small place, but super interesting, and extremely well done. This was our favorite thing which we did in Singapore.

1 Thank GlennTravelsAlot
CareLim, Manager at Red Dot Design Museum, responded to this review

Dear GlennTravelsAlot, Thank you very much for the great review! It is always encouraging to know visitors appreciate our exhibitions. We will continue to work on our exhibition content and presentation. More 

Glossop, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Cheap to get in but that's how it should be as it's only small, just one large room with alcoves. Interesting watch concepts but a lot of strange or strangely lauded items.

Thank kuepper
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Love the concept of the museum. An exhibition of those great and creative design from all aspects, such as illuminating system, household appliances, technology. Was interesting and inspiring. But it was too small, not really worth the S$8 enter fee. Visiting can be finish in half an hour if you are in a hurry. Love the architecture itself and its... More 

Thank Haineng
CareLim, Manager at Red Dot Design Museum, responded to this review

Dear Haineng Glad you find the museum interesting and inspiring. The museum may not be too big but we hope visitors will still enjoy the product exhibits and communication design works and take time to browse through the 300 over winning design concepts. More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

If you have an hour or so to kill and like design, this is worth having a look. Its only SG$8 for entry (cash only... but you can buy things from the gift shop with credit cards -why?) The entrance is in the gift shop - just approach the registers for a ticket. Accompanying signage could be better - there... More 

1 Thank Rachel R
CareLim, Manager at Red Dot Design Museum, responded to this review

Dear Byxbee We will take note to constantly check on the placement of the Communication Design posters. The exhibitions are designed for visitors to explore, touch and browse whenever possible, I'm glad you enjoyed that. More 

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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

small space packed with a lot for the design geek to look at. worth spending an hour to explore what types of products have been awarded the red dot design award. entrance is through the gift shop.

1 Thank Michelle K
Seminyak, Indonesia
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Red Dot Museum is a unique museum showcasing beautiful, innovative, and sometimes quirky objects that came out over the past few years. Pros: -Great place to check out or discover consumer objects that distinguished themselves from more mundane items through design -Interesting explanations about each object Cons: -The museum only consists of 2 large rooms, so a thorough visit... More 

Thank Liem T
CareLim, Manager at Red Dot Design Museum, responded to this review

Dear Liem Thank you for the feedback! Just to share more on our curation decision. Generally, we welcome any product or work that has won the Red Dot Design Awards to be presented at the museum. Around 80% of the exhibits are the latest winners, and 20% are from past years. All exhibits have attained the international jury panel's recognition... More 

Fairfax VA
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Enjoyed visiting this quirky and fun museum. Great exhibitions and modern approach to showing off the works. Worth a trip while in town.

1 Thank EGSchwartz

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