Your visit

We look forward to seeing you! To help you plan your visit, we have summarised all the information about our admission prices and opening hours here. Free parking? Please pay particular attention to the information on the subject of directions/parking.

Museum closed from 02 to 24 September

The museum is closed during this period due to roof renovation work. The discovery site & Höhlenblick tower are open. More information here.

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Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00
  • NRW holidays & public holidays: 10.00 - 18.00 (also open on Mondays)
  • New Year: 13.00 - 18.00

Closed on: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

Tickets, prices & booking

Museum & Höhlenblick tower

Adults: € 13.00
Children (6-16 years): € 8.50
Mini (4-5 years): € 7.00

Family discount : 15 % on the above prices

Reduced: 10,00 €
School class: € 6.00
Kindergarten group: € 5.00
Adult group: 12,00 €

Members of the Neanderthal Society: free

To the cheaper online ticket

Adventure tower only

Adults: € 4.00
Children (6-16 years): € 2.60
Mini (4-5 years): 2,10 €

Family discount: 15 % on the above prices

Reduced: € 3.10
School class: € 2.00
Kindergarten group: 1,70 €
Adult group: 3,70 €

Members of the Neanderthal Society: free

To the cheaper online ticket

Info: Individual tickets for the special exhibition are available at the box office.

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Annual pass

With the annual pass, you can visit the Neanderthal Museum and the archaeological site as often as you like within 365 days. The first visit starts the term and the second starts the saving: Adults pay €25 and families €69.

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Tips for savers!

Our tickets are cheapest in the online shop. You save 0.50 euros per ticket compared to the box office. Families receive a 15% family discount on all prices. If you are travelling by public transport, there is a further 1 euro discount for individual visitors and 2 euros for families.

Directions & Parking


Neanderthal Museum | Talstraße 300 | 40822 Mettmann

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Accessibility at the Neanderthal Museum

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

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Museum café

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

Bei Führung für Familien zeigt Museumsbegleiter auf Verbreitungskarte

Can't find an answer to your question?

Don't worry, in the FAQ - frequently asked questions you will find answers to all questions concerning the history of mankind. If you don't find what you're looking for there either, you can also contact us directly.