Deutsches Museum
Wayfinding system

The Deutsches Mu­seum with its branch mu­se­ums is an out­stand­ing place for com­mu­ni­cat­ing sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal knowl­edge. Es­tab­lishedin 1903, it is among the world’s old­est mu­se­ums of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy and, with to­tal ex­hi­bi­tion space of 66,000 sqm, one of the largest. To bol­ster its po­si­tion as a promi­nent fo­rum and ed­u­ca­tional venue for sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion, the Deutsches Mu­seum is re­design­ing the ma­jor­ity of its ex­hi­bi­tions within the frame­work of its Fu­ture Ini­tia­tive.

Deutsches Mu­seum

Wayfind­ing in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal area

Mu­nich 2015 – 2025


Deutsches Mu­seum


66,000 sqm ex­hi­bi­tion space


1,4 mil­lions per year


Ste­fan Schilling


Eu­ro­pean De­sign Awards 2017, bronze
Iconic Awards 2017, Win­ner

Moniteurs signage concept for Deutsches Museum helps visualize and communicate the museum’s internal and external building structure and diversity of the collections to visitors of any age and background. Exhibitions are coded using different colors. Some museum areas are depicted using pictograms which are easily understood by everyone.

Until 2025 the museum will undergo separate stages of extensive modernization and restructuring.The signage concept is planned in parallel to the construction process and must be able to respond to ongoing changes as the museum will remain open to visitors throughout that time.