Evolution you can touch and experience

Immerse yourself in 4 million years of human history! In our family-friendly exhibition, which has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2024, you will find the answers to the key questions ‘Where do we come from?’, ‘Who are we?’ and ‘Where are we going?’.

Our exhibition for ALL:

Nachbildung von verschiedenen Menschenarten auf Stammbusch in Ausstellung

An interactive journey through the history of mankind

Walk in the footsteps of mankind - from our long journey from the savannahs to the big cities of today. You will meet our relatives and ancestors, who are reconstructed and spectacularly presented on the basis of the human fossils found.

Erwachsener posiert in Ausstellung für Foto neben Mr N

Meet the famous Neanderthal Mr. N

It is a reconstruction of the world's first Neanderthal found in 1856, making it one of the most famous people in human history. Take a look at the bone find and don't miss out on your selfie with the star of our exhibition.

In Ausstellung bohren Kinder Löcher mit Steinzeitbohrer aus Steinzeit Action Pack

Experience our hands-on stations

Not just for children

With the Stone Age ActionPack, your children can puzzle and play their way through the exhibition. It contains a quiz (German) and materials with which you can make a Stone Age necklace at the interactive stations.

Senioren lauschen Audioguide in Ausstellung

Free audio guide

Bring the Neanderthals to life with the app

With the app, you can get the free audio guide directly on your smartphone so that you can use your own headphones in the museum. This saves you waiting times at the audio stations and protects the environment. Of course, the app also contains lots of other useful information about the museum.

Frau spielt auf Trommel in Sonderausstellung Eiszeitreise Grönland

Current special exhibition

until 03 November 2024

Snow, ice, wind and endless expanses. In our exhibition EIS ZEIT REISE GRÖNLAND we take you on a journey through the archaeology and history of Greenland.

Blinde Frau ertastet einen menschlichen und einen Affenfuß in der Ausstellung

Barrier-free museum

Our accessibility is certified by ‘Reisen für Alle’ and the entire exhibition and the Höhlenblick adventure tower are barrier-free. A special app, the floor guidance system and tactile push-button exhibits guide visitors through the exhibition.

Erwachsenen Gruppe sitzt an Tisch im Museumscafe

Museum café

A perfect day at the museum also includes at least one good cup of coffee. The museum café also serves savoury sandwiches, cakes and snacks. A special highlight: the view of the wonderful Neandertal valley from the roof terrace.

Note: On the ‘Info for’ pages you will find further information about the exhibition as well as bookable offers such as guided tours, workshops and much more.

Neanderthaler MR N und Tinka stehen beim Neandertal Schriftzug vor Museum

Do you have any questions about the exhibition?

In our FAQ you will find many answers to frequently asked questions about the exhibition and your visit to the museum.

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