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Neanderthal Museum

Talstr. 300 | Mettmann, 40822 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
49 0 2104 - 97 97 97
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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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is located in such a beautiful part of Germany. I found it highly interesting and educational, and has excellent exhibits to get the children interested. As well as providing English and German descriptions for the exhibits, they also provide you with a set of head phones so you can plug them in to a socket and listen to... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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