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Mammutmuseum

The Mammoth Museum presents the spectacular discoveries from the Ice Age in Niederweningen which were made in 1890, and again between 2003 and 2009 just in the vicinity of the museum. Main objects are the mammoth finds, a life-size mammoth reconstruction, the worldwide unique reconstruction of a newborn mammoth calf and a large illustration on the back wall of the Wehntal with its flora and fauna 45’000 years ago. A chronological path accompanied with illustrations on touch screens and videos leads from the present to the Stone Age - including the topic “men and mammoth”. It goes further to the Ice Age when mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, steppe bison and other glacial animals lived here. Finally it goes back to the 155 million years old Jurassic Sea from where the Lägern limestones originate with their fossils of ammonite, belemnite, sea urchins and marine crocodiles. In the museum, the information is in German but a short description in English is available.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 2005

Front view of the museum
Front view of the museum
View of the museum's exhibition
View of the museum's exhibition
Reconstruction of the mammoth calf discovered in 1890
Reconstruction of the mammoth calf discovered in 1890
  • Science
    Science
  • Archaeology
    Archaeology
  • History
    History

Location of the museum

Im Mitteldorf 1
8166 Niederweningen

Location/directions

Im Zentrum des Dorfs Niederweningen. 5 Minuten zu Fuss von der S-Bahnstation Niederweningen Dorf. Mit Wegweisern beschildert.

Open

So 14-17
Ferner nach Vereinbarung, nur für Gruppen: anmeldung@mammutmuseum.ch

Admission

Erwachsene CHF 5.00, Schüler bis zum 16. Altersjahr CHF 2.00, Gruppen von Schülern* CHF 30.00, Gruppen von Erwachsenen* CHF 50.00, Führungen von Gruppen* CHF 70.00 zusätzlich, (*) ausserhalb der regulären Öffnungszeiten

Contact

Mammutmuseum
Im Mitteldorf 1 Postfach 80
8166 Niederweningen
043 422 82 92 Telephone (Museum)
info@mammutmuseum.ch
http://www.mammutmuseum.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.