Be part of the human family...

A short distance from the site where, over 160 years ago, the first recognised Neanderthal was found, stands one of the most modern museums in Europe. It tells the story of humankind from its beginnings on the African savannah more than four million years ago through to the present. Multimedia installations and audio presentations, along with traditional media like informational texts and the exhibits themselves, vividly convey the latest research findings from the fields of archaeology and palaeoanthropology.


Neanderthal Museum
Talstraße 300
40822 Mettmann

Opening Hours

Tue–Sun 10 am–6 pm
Closed Mondays
Open on public holidays


Tel  02104 9797-0
Fax 02104 9797-96 

Admission Prices

Adults 13,00 €
Children (6-16 yrs.) 8,50 €
Mini (4–5 yrs.) 7,00 €
Family discount –15%
Buy cheaper online


First Friday of every month, from 2 pm, bring your dog to the museum.

For school students...

We offer guided tours and workshops for schools and preschools.

Yearly Pass for the Neanderthal Museum

Jahreskarte in KnochenformAlso available online!

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