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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.

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I think this attraction is better suited to the younger visitor, it was a pleasant experience but it lack 'something'. The commentary that went with the exhibits was in English as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Philip N
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good for children to know about our ancestors life style. If they are really interested, otherwise it is boring. Enjoyed walking from train station to museum, through down hill forest. Also we can have picnic on the grass. Worth for an half day visit.

Thank Prasanth-Augustine
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this attraction is better suited to the younger visitor, it was a pleasant experience but it lack 'something'. The commentary that went with the exhibits was in English as well as German (which was good as my German is non existent) but there didn't seem to be much substance as I was expecting, rather a lot of assumptions... More 

2 Thank Philip N
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Came here as something to do in dussledorf and really enjoyed it, if I'm honest I expected to be a bit bored but I wasn't at all, it was great - really interesting and informative! and they supplied headphones so all the information was available in English! They even let us then take them outside to listen to some information... More 

Thank Lauren H
Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

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

1 Thank Highlander1955
Dusseldorf, Germany
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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114 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank beppo81
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

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