Neanderthal MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann, Germany, Dusseldorf
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-210497970
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum, Natural History Museum
Neanderthal Museum - Review
As the name suggests, the Neanderthal Museum features exhibits on the evolution of man. Built in 1996, the architect of museum was chosen through a competition where several countries presented their plans. The location of the museum is where the first fossil ever of the Neanderthal man was found; in a way, the museum is a monument to commemorate the first fossilized evidence of the Neanderthal.
The museum focuses on the Neanderthal man and how he moved to the cities from the savannas. With life size replicas, re-created cave drawings and other fossilized exhibits from the excavated sites. Spanning four floors, the museum does well to delve into the history and evolution of man starting from the skeleton of a Neanderthal moving on to the social norms and customs of the society in those times.
How To reach Neanderthal Museum by Public Transport
- You can either take the S28 (train) or S8 (train).
- If you’re driving down, either take the A3 Motorway from Dusseldorf to Wuppertal or the A46 Haan-West exit.
Restaurants Near Neanderthal Museum
- Hopmanns Olive
- La Piccola Pizzeria
- Pizzeria Roberto
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95% of people who visit Dusseldorf include Neanderthal Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
48.41% of people start their Neanderthal Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Neanderthal Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Neanderthal Museum
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Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf Reviews
Neanderthal museum is a good place to visit. I have seen the fossils of a Neanderthal man, which were found there. You will also get a chance to know the human evaluation. The museum has several exhibits. Self guided audio tour available in English as well.
To fit everything in the small (and overly warm) space, it seems the museum had to put the bulk of the information into the audio guides. The headsets are uncomfortable, and personally I'd rather read than listen -- much more efficient, especially since there's no fast forward or pause functions, only play. At least two of the audio guide ports we tried didn't work, and several required the plug to be held at odd angles for it not to glitch out. If you've ever taken an Archeology/Anthropology 101 course, a visit wouldn't be worth it.
Just my opinion, have to named as Human Evolution museum more than Neanderthal. Great timeline, history and proofs. But no need to walk to garden who located in the end of pathway where you can enter near of a big rock.Nothing inside. Just story.
A wonderful place to spend a day with your family. You will be given a headphone to listen the recorded story of each Neanderthal statue. The stories are available both in English and Deutsch. Few small activities are available for kids and they will love doing it. If you are an adult and interested in visiting historical place, then don't miss this museum. There is a canteen available inside the museum and also affordable.
Very interesting hidden gem. Well worth the visit if you are interested in the development of the human Race.easy zo understand for children as well. Entrance fee reasonable parking free during the week