The Krapina Neanderthals Museum “Hušnjakovo” is the most famous site of Neanderthal man in the world due to its rich and most varied fossil collection. It is protected as the first paleontological nature monument in Croatia. Geological and paleontological research was held between 1899 and 1905, supervised by famous scholar Dragutin Gorjanović Kramberger.
The Museum of the Krapina Neanderthals opened in 2010. The architecture and display were made according to a project conceived and realized by the authors Željko Kovačić and Jakov Radovčić. A fascinating journey into the past helps you understand why Krapina is one of the most famous Palaeolithic sites in the world. The exposition contains elaborate multimedia and settings which bring the story of Man closer to the public. Visitors meet different themes in each segment of the display trying to follow the timeline of creation. An unforgettable experience awaits all explorers who venture into the museum.
The site in Krapina is a story about the beginning of humanity, about distant prehistoric times, still unveiled and unexplored. About nine hundred human fossil bones, numerous stone tools from the Palaeolithic era and fossil remains of animals have been found in the layers of the cave. This site is about 130 thousand years old. There are different theories explaining the site of Krapina that are still in dispute; however, the collection is a unique world heritage and the largest collection of fossil men ever assembled at one site. Numerous interactive programs are offered to the visitors by appointment.