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Neanderthal Museum

Talstr. 300 | Mettmann, 40822 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #24 of 90 Attractions in Dusseldorf
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Luanda, Angola
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

How much more realistic can a museum be. I take my kids there as often as 3 or 4 times a year. The Rhine saga beginns downstairs in the old tower. Rhine "Gold" and early settling is explained, then the Roman provinces in Germania. Middle ages inland waterway transport, whine, beer and salt... now I can relate. Modernisation of shipping... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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368 reviews 368 reviews
157 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
10 attraction reviews
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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