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Museum Marte Herford, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Museums in North Rhine-Westphalia


The most popular museums in a region of culture

There are over 900 museums in NRW, each one offering something different for impressed visitors. The choice includes world-class art museums, open-air museums, industrial museums and museums conceived especially for children. Visitors can step back in time to relive the Roman past or zoom into the future to explore the fascinating world of cutting-edge science. A visit to a museum in North Rhine-Westphalia is anything but boring!

Die Ausstellung im Neanderthal Museum erklärt den Lebensalltag der Urmenschen, © Neanderthal Museum / M.Pietrek

Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann

A journey through time discovering the evolution of man

How did Neanderthals live in NRW? What tools did they make? And what did they eat? The Neanderthal Museum has the answers!

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