LWL Museum of Archeology

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The LWL Museum of Archeology (LWL Museum of Archeology Westfälisches Landesmuseum) is an archaeology museum in Herne near Dortmund, Germany. The museum has been open for many years, but it did not move to its current purpose-built building till 2003. The new building is mostly underground, with only the entrance that is above ground. The museum's collection is based on 250,000 years of archaeological history in Westphalia, its collection contains many items such as human remains, animal remains, tools and much more.

Getting there

The best way to get there from Dortmund is by taking the train, S-Bahn or U-Bahn to ‘Herne bf’, which is a 5-minute walk away from the museum.

Opening Times and Admission

The museum is open six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday the museum is open 9am-5pm, on Thursday the museum is open 9am-7pm and on Saturday and Sunday, the museum is open 11am-6pm. Monday is a weekly day of closure. Admission is set at 5 euros for adults and 2 euros for children.

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