Events for April
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE



  • In Croatian Times I want more info on:
  • show result

    all polls

Croatia real estate

Neanderthal museum to open in Krapina

Croatian Times

A museum about Neanderthals will open in Krapina, a town in the Zagorje region in northern Croatia, at the end of February.

The main museum attraction is the authentic reconstruction of a Neanderthal family of 17 people.

The daily 24 sata has reported the "dolls" were made in French atelier Elisabeth Daynes and the most-expensive one cost 33,000 Euros.

Museum construction started in 1999 on the 100th anniversary of Krapina’s Neanderthals archaeological discovery.

The museum cost 60 million kunas (more than eight million Euros) and has been financed by the Ministry of Culture.

Museum sightseeing lasts for an hour. It is underground and looks like a snail house.

There is a multimedia portrayal of Neanderthal life using films, 3D projections, music and sounds from their age.

The Museum was designed by Zeljko Kovacic, and Jakov Radovcic set up the exhibition.

The Neanderthal village was discovered by geologist, archaeologist and paleontologist Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger in 1899 near Krapina.

The archaeological site on a hill called Husnjak had over eight hundred fossil remains of 75 Neanderthals along with tools and weapons, making it one of the most significant in Europe.

Studies of the Neanderthals’ remains shows that they died between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four.

Write your comment to this article here

  • Alexander Welles wrote on 13. 11. 2010 from Los Angeles

    Absolutely horrible!!! While it might be fun for children under 10, it is a complete ripoff for anyone above that age. There is nothing to see there that one can't see in any ordinary history book for children. As far as archeological digs go, there are 3 bronze statues by the rock where they found the bones. That is it! No original artifacts what so ever! By employees own admittence, all of the artifacts are stored in Zagreb. $10 admittance fee is more than double of what it should be. In my opinion they should admit people free of charge in hopes that it would help local economy.


Tag cloud archaeological  geologist  Jakov  music  Zeljko  Kramberger  Gorjanovic  museum  Neanderthals  Dragutin  paleontologist  reconstruction  Radovcic  sounds  Kovacic  exhibition  Euros  Neanderthal  Husnjak  Krapina

Latest News


Prime Minister calls for Croatia to turn to production
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has said that the country has to turn to production.

Danes visit the Croatian School of Surviving
Croatian School of Surviving from the western town of Pula has received further interest in their offer for people to come visit and learn urban combat lessons.

Arsenal targets Sime Vrsaljko
English Premiership side Arsenal is interested in signing Croatian right full back Sime Vrsaljko, the British media is reporting.

Bank official secretly takes money from accounts of his relatives
A bank official in Croatia has illegally taken 1.2 million Croatian kuna (over 100,000 GBP) from accounts of his cousins who were clients in the bank where he worked.

Opatija hosted 10 percent more tourists during Easter holidays
The western Croatian town of Opatija had 4,455 tourists registered during Easter holidays.

Gibonni records a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco
Croatian pop star Gibonni has recorded a duet with Italian singer Danilo Sacco.

Croatian ship collided with Singapore ship near Dutch shores
Croatian ship Atlantic Tramp hasa collided with a Singapore flag ship Bulk Costa Rica near the shores of Netherlands.

Good start of the season for Dubrovnik
Some 14,000 tourists on cruising ships have visited the southern Croatian town of Dubrovnik during Easter holidays.

Tourism Minister says Croatia got better prepared for Russian tourists
Croatian Tourism Minister Darko Lorencin has revealed that Croatia is better prepared to host Russian tourists in 2014, compared to last year when a visa regime saw a decrease of 60 percent of visitors from that country.

Donna Vekic wins her first WTA tournament
Croatian tennis player Donna Vekic has won her first ever title on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tour.



The most popular stories –
last 7 days

Friends and Partners