Krapina Neanderthal Museum

Hušnjakovo site rates among the most important paleontological sites in the world. Since the great discovery at the beginning of the 20th century, it has been attracting a large number of visitors, especially after the Site was and the old Museum of Evolution was founded in 1971 and housed in former Kneipp Spa.
Damir Fabijanić
Damir Fabijanić

The idea of building a new museum building was achieved in 2010 when a new Krapina Neanderthal Museum was opened, today one of the most modern and frequently visited museums in Croatia. Multidisciplinary and interactive approaches are distinguishing features of the museum exhibition representing a time machine, a journey from the most distant past of the Earth to modern times, with a special emphasis on the evolution of man and the significance of the discovery of Krapina early man.

The museum exhibition is divided into 18 thematic units telling the intricate story of the development of life on Earth and the evolution of man taking advantage of numerous exhibits, visual interpretation, multimedia installations, and effects.

Throughout the year, numerous Museum visitors are also offered various happenings and events like temporary exhibitions, presentations, and concerts. The majority of visitors being kids, educational workshops, and playgroups are organized, enabling them to learn through their own experience, research, and creative work.

Damir Fabijanić
Damir Fabijanić
Together with numerous awards and certificates, Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Hušnjakovo Site were awarded the European Heritage Label, a recognition of their importance and extraordinary value of this site.


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