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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
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 The exhibits are well done, though in some cases a bit out of date (but they are about to update).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 2 weeks ago
Burlington, Wisconsin
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Valbonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 The exhibits are well done, though in some cases a bit out of date (but they are about to update).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 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

a museum which is not only very infomative but also very interactive. Well done presentation, narrative and encouriging to go deeper into the historic circumstances. The headlines for the different areas are well selected and evrybody will bethrilled by at last one of the topics. To be redecorated in May/July 2016

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is situated in Mettmann, rather than Düsseldorf, and the approach as you drive down a windy road into the valley is quite interesting in itself. Word of warning - the car park is far too small for comfort. We went there on a weekday and had to drive round a few times before we noticed someone coming out of... More 

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