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Neanderthal Museum

Talstr. 300 | Mettmann, 40822 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #19 of 86 attractions in Dusseldorf
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.
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Naperville, Illinois
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335 reviews 335 reviews
137 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took the train out from the Dusseldorf Train station, and we sure are glad we did. The museum is a short walk down the hill and the train runs frequently. The museum is very modern and tells the story of how Neanderthals were discovered and their place in human history. There are interactive displays for all ages and a... More

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Essen, Germany
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110 reviews 110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

That's the place to discover the last 50.000 years. Very impressive displays and surroundings. They do a lot there with extra shows and displays. It was a great day and every minutes was to enjoy.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What an impressive museum. It focuses not only on what happened to the Neanderthals but also Humanity itself. It took a little over 90 mins to go through it. Thus not too long to bore little kids and Not too short to bore big kids. The exhibits were informative in dual languages of German and English. The free audio provided... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Such an improvement to the previous museum! Very educational, but fun and hands-on too. Great for kids.

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Essen, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If there were a perfect layout for a historical museum, this would be it. In some sort of spiral you learn a lot about the Neanderthal - without even noticing it! Great outing also with children (school aged).

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very well presented journey of Neanderthal evolution. Very interesting and educational. Kids enjoyed it very much.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Awesome museum, a must see for adults and children. Beautiful display and explanation of human and world evolution. Beautiful, peaceful site, full of green trees, rivers, Neander valley is simply worth visiting. Close to Dusseldorf, just few stops by train. Must try the Neanderthal beer in the cafe, and buy some bottles as souvenirs!

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Warsaw, Poland
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Since I originate from this area it was nice to see my forefathers again. I still remember the old museum which was so small. Huge display and a lot od description. One of the best museums for children too.

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Philadelphia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Being fascinated by the idea of a separate species or subspecies of our genus living alongside our ancestors, the Neanderthal Museum was high on my list of attractions while staying in Dusseldorf. The museum is located in a lovely suburban setting east of the city. From the city center, the museum is most easily accessed by car with parking available... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This museum near the site of the discovery of the Neanderthal man seems especially designed for children. We recommend it highly for families with children. I only rank it Very Good because it has less information about the exhibits than I would have liked. There is much for children to actually do. It is a good hands on experience for... More

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