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Neanderthal Museum

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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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This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.

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An interesting place to encounter your ancestors

A well set-out Museum with interesting comment about the development of ideas of human prehistory and not just about the Neanderthal discovery. Very busy with schoolchildren when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Jo G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its ok in general. Not much informative and is small. Has activities for kids and familes, but has not so much information

Thank A P
Dusseldorf, Germany
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately I thought the Neanderthal Museum was a "must see". But it turned out to be a place with seeing for kids or family's. But the visit to this Museum can be combined with a longer walk in the near nature reserve where the actual Neanderthal Man was found

Thank Highlander1955
Dusseldorf, Germany
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is an amazing exhibition of the findings of the Neanderthals..good place to learn , the displays are nice and well explained also in English language . Nice place to take kids from 4 to 16 years old ....or older good place to go with the family . Also outside you can go walk in the Neanderthal reserve or... More 

Thank IvanainChina
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

A well set-out Museum with interesting comment about the development of ideas of human prehistory and not just about the Neanderthal discovery. Very busy with schoolchildren when I visited and echoey noise levels humungous. Also the audio guides didn't work despite changing them three times. However all exhibits well labelled and in English as well as German. I was disappointed... More 

1 Thank Jo G
West Midlands
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a very well planned and organised museum, we enjoyed our visit very much. A bonus for us was the audio guide in English, it added so much to our experience. You need to allow plenty of time for a visit, we were in there a couple of hours not counting the stop at the nice coffee shop. Suitable... More 

1 Thank MJM48
Antwerp, Belgium
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The museum is very interesting, even though mainly targeting kids also adults can refresh their prehistory skills. Too bad the audio guides are obsolete to say the least. The first I got was not working at all, the second wasn't much better as volume was very low and sometimes hard to hear anything. Very easy to reach by S28 from... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Well signed from the main road and with free parking on weekdays this museum is also accessible by public transport. The entrance foyer is spacious and welcoming and the helpful staff provided us with the free English audio guide as part of the ticket price. You plug in at key points in the museum and on the walks to get... More 

Thank Lucky13s
Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

a good interaction museum with alot of informations about neanderthal and all the other humans and there is a good forest around it

Thank Beeky84
Ukraine, Odessa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I didn't expect to see a full-blown anthropological exhibition, I thought it'll be limited by a Neanderthal species only. It was a vey pleasant surprise, thank you!!!

Thank ArtemDiogtiev
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Neanderthal is an iconic location and it is interesting to see where these famous early humans lived - the cave where they were found has long gone but the river valley is still unspoilt and you can walk to the site of the discoveries. It is easy to get there by train (steep but short uphill walk back to station)... More 

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