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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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A bit of history

A bit of a different type of history here. Mankind's knowledge of Neanderthals has advanced greatly in the last 80 years and here, on a site where Neanderthal remains were found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A bit of a different type of history here. Mankind's knowledge of Neanderthals has advanced greatly in the last 80 years and here, on a site where Neanderthal remains were found, is an interactive and informative museum. Some of the audio-guide information was a bit too "dumbed-down" for me and I gave up on it after a few stations, but... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place is very informative and a great place for adults and children alike. Went for a wk around to where they found bones also. Nice

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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

small museum located near where Neanderthal remains were found around 1865. loved visiting my distant cousins from the past and learning more about their lives.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Given it was Good Friday it was not surprising that there were lots of children, but there is a lot for adults too. The museum hops between adult and child-centred themes (eg a section on DNA sequencing goes from talking about the impact of this new technology on our understanding of our evolutionary pathway to showing the type of rubber... More 

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Haacht, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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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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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Address: Address: Talstr. 300 | Mettmann, 40822 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 2104 - 97 97 97
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Dusseldorf
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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