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Address: Talstr. 300 | Mettmann, 40822 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 2104 - 97 97 97
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Description: This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.

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I would say this museum is more aimed on school kids, but interesting for adults as well. It tells the story of the Neanderthals and the humans through the centuries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Haacht, Belgium
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212 reviews 212 reviews
120 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I would say this museum is more aimed on school kids, but interesting for adults as well. It tells the story of the Neanderthals and the humans through the centuries. Fascinating really, a separate species like Neanderthals living alongside our ancestors. They still don’t know exactly why the Neanderthals became extinct. Probably because of the increasing colder climate of the... More 

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Düsseldorf
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The museum is a must for anyone interested in the history of mankind and our human development over the years. Its exhibits are superbly displayed and the audio explanations are brilliant. The audio devices are available in several languages which is useful. Best to go during the week if possible, it is very popular at weekends. Try to avoid going... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
109 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great Museum easily reachable from Dusseldorf via the Train towards Mettman has its own stop. a short walk later your at the museum over many floors packed with exhibits and information well displayed and explained not all the audio is available in English but enjoyable all the same. After the museum we went on the art walk and then... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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88 helpful votes 88 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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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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21 helpful votes 21 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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