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Neanderthal Museum

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Address: Talstr. 300, 40822 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 2104 - 97 97 97
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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This museum focuses on relics left by the ancient Neanderthals.

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Fun place to visit, about to be updated

Very easy to take an S train from the city to get here. The exhibits are well done, though in some cases a bit out of date (but they are about to update). There is a lot about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2016
MikeC1101
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is a short, well-signposted walk from the Neanderthal railway station. I spent a whole day here. The museum is excellent. You are given a headset which you can plug in at various places to hear commentary about the exhibits. An adapter allows you to hear to commentary in English. After seeing the exhibits, I went outside to see... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have seen the signs for this venue on many occasions whilst visiting family, but only ventured in today for the first time as out plan to drive the Schwebebahn was scuppered due to it being kaput. The exhibitions are well laid out with audio descriptions in German and English and special children's versions which were very popular with 9... More 

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Valbonne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Easy to get to from the main train station in Dusseldorf, we took the 15 minute walk through the picturesque valley to get from the local train station (S8-Hochdahl) to the museum. We took advantage of the 1 Euro per person discount for using local transport, too. The museum isn't just about Neanderthal man, but covers the known evolution of... More 

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very easy to take an S train from the city to get here. The exhibits are well done, though in some cases a bit out of date (but they are about to update). There is a lot about modern society whcih isn't directly relevant to the Neaderthal people, but they tie it together. If you don't speak German, your headset... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We already enjoyed the trip to this fine museum by train from Düsseldorf main station (only 15 minutes). Who would have thought to find such nice bits of nature right next to a Ruhrgebiet-city? The surroundings of the museum invite you for a stroll. The museum itself was purpose-build for the exhibition which takes you on a voyage of endeavor.... More 

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Perth Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

If you're travelling out of German school holidays I would suggest only coming from 1pm onwards. We got there at 10am and it was packed with school children, as we were travelling with our own children this wasn't a problem except these school children were out of control - no teachers around or museum staff. One teenager threw stones from... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I visited the museum as part of a group tour and found it excellent and informative. The displays are interesting and explain the evolution of mankind in a scientific way that is suitable for both kids and adults. It is well suited for school groups and although busy, it was possible to spend the amount of time I wanted at... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A small but very nice museum for kids, explains history of mankind and evolution of Apes to Homo Sapiens. Simple audio guides in english. I went with my husband and 7 year old daughter, we all loved it. Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Neandarthal, we took family tickets for 21 euros, this ticket can be used as day pass as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. Priced at 9 euros, we thought this was a good value. The information is presented in English and German. If you don't know one of these languages well, you will not get very much out of the visit. The information is presented in an interactive mode--some reading, some listening (with... More 

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Berkshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is a modern museum with commentary in English as well as German. It explains how they found the first ever Neanderthal remains and how it fits into the human story. My wife is not a huge museum fan but even she enjoyed the visit. Plan a couple of hours to fully walk around it ( literally as it is... More 

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