Neanderthal Museum

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  • 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.

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  • Neanderthal Museum Address: Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann, Germany, Dusseldorf
  • Neanderthal Museum Contact Number: +49-210497970
  • Neanderthal Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Neanderthal Museum Price: 10 EUR
  • Time required to visit Neanderthal Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Dusseldorf include Neanderthal Museum in their plan

  • 41.32% of people start their Neanderthal Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Neanderthal Museum

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Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf Reviews

  • Nice place to visit, decent good collection and information. It's effort of many people and brain of a professor. So, if you have time, can try visiting the place once.

  • I think it's excellent for little kids and maybe teens visiting their first time but I think going three times is a bit much lol

  • Excellent museum, not only explaining Neanderthal discovery but also everything around him and a little about the other human species. It is also well adapted for kids, the visit lasts between 2 and 4 hours. A must see in the region !

  • In all honesty, this is a little bit of a tourist trap. The museum has a decent exhibit about anthropological history, well-suited especially for kids aged 5-12, with my personal highlights being the life-sized statues of australopithecines and other hominids. However, the museum could well be anywhere and the fact that it is in Neanderthal valley in no way strengthens the exhibit. The original quarry where the finding was made has been destroyed by more mining, the place of the original find has been lost and current claims about the exact location of the finding as judged by the findings from 2002 seem a little dubious. Even the original bones are not in the museum, but in Bonn. Visit for the museum if you want, not for the valley, and do not expect to find anything too genuine there.

  • Great all-round experience. The walk from the station is so quiet and beautiful - visit between May and November for the best woodland vibes. The architecture of the museum itself is very innovative - the entire building takes you along a gentle upward slope, so there are no stairs throughout the entire permanent exhibition. The only stairs are at the very end, but there is a lift. Good for low-mobility visitors. The displays are meant to be interactive to greater or lesser degrees. Great place to bring children, but if you are looking to play with the displays yourself, I recommend visiting during the week between 16:00 and 18:00 if possible - then you don't have to compete with the children 😂😂😂 Informative and fully bilingual. Entry is a steal at 9 € for the permanent exhibition, 7€ for the special exhibition, 11€ for both and a long list of potential discounts. Restrooms and storage closets in the basement. Enjoy a hike in the surrounding areas or a meal at the nearby country restaurant - the local cuisine is hearty in winter and refreshing in summer!

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