Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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
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About Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf

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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Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf Reviews

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  • 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!

  • 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

  • Easy to get to with the S28 from Düsseldorf Hbf. Beautiful place not only the indoor museum but it gives the opportunity to outdoors activity, natural place surrounded by hills and lots of vegetation. Nice place to have a walk in nature.

  • Quite a thorough presentation on Neanderthals and other early species. Really enjoyed the theories put forward about why they died out.

  • 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.

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