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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 #23 of 91 Attractions in Dusseldorf
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As usual, I had a weekend to fill with "edu-tainment" and quality time with my kids (8, 10, 12, 13). Living close by, we decided to spend the pleasent spring weather to see for ourselves where mighty "Caveman" had lived. It was quite crowded, so we took shortcuts in the stunnung architectural layout of the main building; a nono I... More

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Rapid City
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Went here with friend. They have multi lingual recordings at each exhibit, so my poor German did not distract fromthe experience. We spent a couple of hours. I found the exhibits well done and informative. There were also interactive exhibits for kids. We tried to walk out to the site from museum, but a surprise heavy rain stopped that short... More

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Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

An interesting introducton to evolution in an apt location: a few hundred metres from where the original "Neanderthaler" remains were found. The actual cave was subsequently obliterated during the course of limestone minng, however, the topography and verdant vegetation still explain why our forebears chose this valley to elude the rigours of the Ice Age. The Museum is very child-friendly.... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

In Mettmann east of Dusseldorf,if you arrive by car parking P1,closest to the museum is quickly full so P2 is more advisable with a 10 mn pleasant walk down to the museum.(signed ) This place is more about the early story of humanity than the Neanderthal man himself,quite enjoying for kids but a little short for me on the subject... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, a short train ride away from Duesseldorf Main Train Station. Located at the site of the first Neanderthal man discovery in the Neander Vallwy , it features an exhibit centered on human evolution. Even as you enter you come face to face with the Man himself in furs and ancient wear. But the big surprise is upstairs... More

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you are visiting Europe for the first time you probably want to get that sense of history and this is a great place to start..The Neanderthals time frame includes the beginning of human migration into Europe and it is easy to imagine them living in the forest surrounding the museum.Plenty of exhibits, stimulating and entertaining. And the Neanderthal face... More

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Xanthi, Greece
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Neanderthal Museum near Dusseldorf is a good place to spend some time, especially if you have kids. Of course it's a good experience for adults also, but I think that it is one off the best museums for kids. Neanderthal man is the motive, and from him beggins an exhibition for mankind's history and today's problems, with many interactive parts.

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Arlington, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

None of the exhibits worked and there were thousands of school kids roaming the museum without supervision kicking the exhibits (I saw one kid put his foot thru one). This was so disappointing. The gift shop was kitchy also. There was nothing I could see to bring home for the kids. The only saving grace for this museum was the... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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158 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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