The Museum of Krapina Neanderthals is located at Hušnjakovo in Krapina , along with the most famous world the site Neanderthals . The site itself is protected as the first paleontological monument of nature in Croatia. The new museum was officially opened 27. February 2010. year. The Museum of the Krapina Neanderthals operates within the Museum of Croatian Zagorje Museums of the Croatian Zagorje , which unites five museums in the area Krapinsko-zagorska County.
Geological and paleontological research lasted from 1899 to 1905 under the supervision of a well-known scientist Dragulina Gorjanovic Kramberger . In the caves there were about nine hundred human fossil bones, numerous stone tools from the period of paleolithic , as well as the fossil remains of cave bear, wolf, lion, huge deer, warm rhinoceros, wild cattle and other animals. The age of this wealthy site corresponds to 130,000 years ago.
It covers an area of about 1,200 m2; it is one of the most modern museum projects in Croatia and this part of Europe. An interesting story about the life and culture of a neanderthal man in Krapina, a host of multimedia and other contents, and a special architecture are waiting for you. The new museum is connected to the well-kept hiking trails with the Krapina prehistoric site on the hill Hušnjakovo. Near the park are newly built parking lots for buses and cars.