Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf

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Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann, Germany

Phone: +49-210497970

Ticket Price: 10 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • The place is nice. The area around the museum is very good for a small hike. Summers are better to visit. Would be a good idea to carry your own food and water. Has some animals to keep the kids interested. Nice weekend getaway

  • Really amazing museum! Really engaging material throughout the whole experience. The interactive parts of the museum are the best. You will regret not getting the goody bag of wooden bits if you forget at the start. The only points were lost due to the staff being quite hostile on arrival but when you are dealing with tourists all day I guess you can get a bit cranky.

  • Very very nice experience.. exhibits are very well maintained , explained.. clear boards near every exhibit. They explain to children very well.

  • Nice museum about the evolution. The arquitectura is quite nice and makes easy to follow the museum. The price is average 11€ including the audio guide only available in English and Herman. Cool gift shop with really good prices

  • I really enjoyed my time here. There was a lot to learn about proto-humans, and I was impressed by some of the sculptures and artifacts, as well as the nearby heritage site that was the actual location of the Neander Valley find; one of the most powerful and important finds in archaeology. Lots of people wouldn't enjoy this place, but I certainly did. If you have 4 hours to yourself and you enjoy history museums, treat yourself. All of the exhibitions have English translation, and make sure you check to see if your language has an audio tour available when you are at the front desk. Oh, and definitely do the heritage walk. It is less of a hike than even the walk from the train, and we'll worth it.

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