Neanderthal Museum

Local nameNeanderthal-Museum
LocationMettmann, Deutschland

The Neanderthal Museum is a museum in Mettmann, Germany. Located at the site of the first Neanderthal man discovery in the Neandertal, it features an exhibit centered on human evolution. The museum was constructed in 1996 to a design by the architects Zamp Kelp, Julius Krauss and Arno Brandlhuber and draws about 170,000 visitors per year. The museum also includes an archaeological park on the original discovery site, a Stone Age workshop, as well as an art trail named "human traces". All signs in the museum as well as the audio guide offered by the museum are available in German and English.

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Opening hours

Mon: closed
Tue- Sun: 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.


Permanent exhibition: €9 / €5
Special exhibition: €7 / €3.5
Both exhibitions: €11 / €6.5

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +49 2104 9797-0

Address Talstraße 300, 40822 Mettmann, Germany

Coordinates 51°13'36.345" N 6°57'3.911" E

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