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Neanderthal Museum
Talstraße 300
40822 Mettmann
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Opening Hours

Museum and Discovery site are open from Tue to Sun 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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The Exhibition

The permanent exhibition is displayed on a spiraling ramp, gradually winding itself up over four floors.


The first section of the walkway tells the history of the Neanderthal and describes the original discovery of the Neanderthal skeleton ("A valley and its Secret"). Following this introduction, the decisive moments in the history of humanity are presented ("A journey through time").

Five thematic areas give a chronological overview on the "Evolution of Humankind", stressing the themes "Life and Survival", "Tools and Knowledge", "Myth and Religion", "Environment and Nourishment", as well as "Communication and Society".