Neanderthal Museum, Dusseldorf

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Step in the footprints of the first Neanderthal discovery at Neanderthal Museum. First, work your way through exhibits on the history of the Neanderthal, with information on relics of the Neanderthal skeleton. Next, learn about crucial stages of human history, covering the five subject categories of life and survival, tools and knowledge, myth and religion, environment and nourishment, and communication and society. Children can take part in several interactive exhibits, such as the Stone Age workshop. Outside, the site where the Neanderthal was discovered is now an archaeological garden with two botanical areas showing typical vegetation from the Ice Age. The Human Traces art trail is dedicated to the relationship between humans and nature. All signs and audio guides in the museum are available in German and English. A visit to Neanderthal Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dusseldorf trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • And there was this place near the Düsseldorf did not only in history textbooks. It honestly. I recently built stations are in simplified, new build. So far, 15 minutes to the Museum picks just to hike down the road. Facility's common way to exhibit new, spiral-shaped. You can borrow the remarks paper in Japan to an easy if it tells you that being Japanese, pay the fee at the reception. The value of each and every exhibition do not know I'm sorry enough to have no sense of history. But it may find its value to history buffs. Many local families, visited the lot of children. Will return to yamasaka way rises just don't return train time advance ahead of the Act would be desirable.
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  • I was now spontaneous with my niece in the Neanderthal Museum. It's all very beautiful and furnished with much trouble. Also for children there are extra audio stations, which explains the terms of child. But the children must of course have the patience to the listening to bring :) Then we ran not a little by the Neanderthal clearway wildlife reserve. You re there wonderful stroll and children can fly there also a round and there are animals to see ;)
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  • Eternal time ago we used to in the old Museum. We were all the more surprising when we visited the new. Especially interesting for the children (schools).
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  • Excellent museum, not only explaining Neanderthal discovery but also everything around him and a little about the other human species. It is also well adapted for kids, the visit lasts between 2 and 4 hours. A must see in the region !
  • In all honesty, this is a little bit of a tourist trap. The museum has a decent exhibit about anthropological history, well-suited especially for kids aged 5-12, with my personal highlights being the life-sized statues of australopithecines and other hominids. However, the museum could well be anywhere and the fact that it is in Neanderthal valley in no way strengthens the exhibit. The original quarry where the finding was made has been destroyed by more mining, the place of the original find has been lost and current claims about the exact location of the finding as judged by the findings from 2002 seem a little dubious. Even the original bones are not in the museum, but in Bonn. Visit for the museum if you want, not for the valley, and do not expect to find anything too genuine there.
  • Great all-round experience. The walk from the station is so quiet and beautiful - visit between May and November for the best woodland vibes. The architecture of the museum itself is very innovative - the entire building takes you along a gentle upward slope, so there are no stairs throughout the entire permanent exhibition. The only stairs are at the very end, but there is a lift. Good for low-mobility visitors. The displays are meant to be interactive to greater or lesser degrees. Great place to bring children, but if you are looking to play with the displays yourself, I recommend visiting during the week between 16:00 and 18:00 if possible - then you don't have to compete with the children 😂😂😂 Informative and fully bilingual. Entry is a steal at 9 € for the permanent exhibition, 7€ for the special exhibition, 11€ for both and a long list of potential discounts. Restrooms and storage closets in the basement. Enjoy a hike in the surrounding areas or a meal at the nearby country restaurant - the local cuisine is hearty in winter and refreshing in summer!
  • Good for kids. For anyone who already has a reasonable understanding about human evolution, it can be a sight for taking photos with the models.
  • Cool exhibition. Could offer more for children under 12, but still good.
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