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Fair Weather Museum Roundup

August 28, 2013

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We’ve almost reached the end of August, but with a little bit of luck it’s not the end of summer. Or maybe we’ll have a golden Autumn. Whatever the season, when the weather is fair, there are plenty of outdoors museum destinations to head to. Here’s a round up of some of my favourites that have featured on Museum Diary. Open Air Museums Domäne Dahlem, Berlin, Germany Historic Village of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan Museumsdorf Düppel, Berlin, Germany St Fagan’s National History Museum, near Cardiff, Wales […]

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Summer Sightseeing: ‘Human Traces’ Art Trail

July 24, 2013


One of my favourite museums in Germany is the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, and it’s also a perfect destination for a sunny summer day, as it comes with an outdoor art trail set along a woodland/ riverside walk in the adjacent Neanderthal (Neander Valley). The “Human Traces” trail includes sculptures by eleven different artists, which seek to both show and the relationship between humans and nature. Most of the art works are easily spotted, whilst others need a bit of detection work – such as […]

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The Neanderthal Museum

April 26, 2011


The Neanderthal Museum

Click on the thumbnails to view the images at full size. Last Wednesday we had our long awaited visit to the Neanderthal Museum in Mettman, Germany, which takes you on a journey through the history and evolution of mankind, and is situated near the excavation site of the ‘Neanderthaler’. The museum is always a popular destination when visiting my folks who live in the area, even more so with our group’s visitor profile covering three generations and two nationalities, as almost all their interpretation panels […]

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