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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 #22 of 88 Attractions in Dusseldorf
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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125 helpful votes 125 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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