The Krapina Neanderthal Museum covers a surface area of around 1,200 sq.meters and is one of the most modern museums in Croatia.
In the museum you can find the interesting story about the life and culture of the Krapina Neanderthal, enjoy the many multimedia components and other contents, as well as very specific architecture.
Krapina is a picturesque town in the Croatian Zagorje, which became world famous thanks to a Zagreb scientist with the world known name, the anthropologist Dradutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger. During excavations on mount Husnjakovo in the environs of Krapina, which lasted over six years, in 1899, Kramberger discovered many fossilised human bones of the so called fossilised human of Krapina.
There were also discovered bones of ancient elephants, rhinos, bears, deer and other animals, which, as scientists believe, ancient men fed on. As a result of the research it was found that the fossilised human was familiar with fire, it made weapons of stone and bone.
Nowadays, the place there the remains of the fossilised human were found are an archaeological complex and a paleonthological reservate protected by the government. Close to the cave where the remains of the fossilised human were found, several sculptures of ancient people and of animals of the same epoch are displayed.
Near the cave there is the building of the Museum of Evolution. Both the museum and Husnjakovo attract tourists and research specialists from many countries of the world.
The new Krapina Neanderthal Museum is located near the world famous site of the Krapina Neanderthals “Hušnjakovo”.
Working hours of Neanderthal Museum in Krapina:
in April, May, June, September from 9:00 to 19:00
in July and August from 9:00 to 18:00 (Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 19:00)
in November, December, January, February from 9:00 to 16:00 (Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 to 17:00)
in March, October from 9:00 to 18:00
Entrance fee to Krapina Neanderthal Museum:
Ticket for adult cost 50 kn (~6,5 euro)
Ticket for children, students and pensioners cost 25 kn (~3,3 euro)
There are discounts for group, family ticket, rent the audio guide in Croatian, Slovenian, English, German, French, Italian, Hungarian and Czech, guided tour in Croatian and English
Krapina Neanderthal Museum on map of Croatia:
Šetalište Vilibalda Sluge bb, Krapina
Web of Krapina Neanderthal Museum www.mkn.mhz.hr