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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

#1 of 3 Museums in Alta
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Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
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+47 417 56 330
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09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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WORLD HERITAGE ROCK ART CENTRE - ALTA MUSEUM

Experience one of Northern...

WORLD HERITAGE ROCK ART CENTRE - ALTA MUSEUM

Experience one of Northern Europe's largest rock carving sites, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The carvings were made by hunters and gatherers, the oldest carvings are over 7000 years. The rock art park is available in the snow free period.

The museum is open all year and features exhibitions on rock art in Alta and other cultural history exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions on themes such as the Northern Lights, angling and art exhibitions. Cafe with a panoramic view over the Altafjord and souvenir shop. Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement. Audioguides available in Norwegian, English, German and French.

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History unfold

Alta Museum is different from other museum. This is literally walking to history, the most interesting part of the tour is when you go outside the museum and see the rock carving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good to place to get to know the local area history. They have artefacts from pre-historic era and also showcase many archeological findings.

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Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alta Museum is different from other museum. This is literally walking to history, the most interesting part of the tour is when you go outside the museum and see the rock carving dating from 10,000 years ago. Definitely a must go.

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Alta
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in alta you need to visit this Place. Here you can walk along a trail with rock garvings from the stone age in the summertime. You can og inside and look at exibitions from the history of Alta. There is also a comfortable cafe to enjoy a nice cup of te or coffee and someting to eat... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting the museum is a must when visiting Alta. We walked from the city center and it took us like 45 minutes. Have to revisit in summer because the rock carvings were covered with snow. The view from the terrace and the restaurant is breathtaking, I would stand there for hours if it wasn't that cold. The staff was very... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Interesting museum explaining things in a concise way. Stunning views from restaurant and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Very accessible for wheelchair users.

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Not much to see, poor explanation and not possible to see the rock carving. We didn't like it and really had the feeling of losing our time.

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Tarquinia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A visit to this Museum is a must for everyone traveling to Alta. The Sami culture is incredibly interesting and at the heart of Norwegian tradition. Also quite interesting the section on the slate rock.

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Levallois-Perret, France
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

we enjoyed the visit despite we were not able to see the paintings as they were covered by snow. Anyway you get a lot of informations and pictures.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

I never cease to be amazed at the Artwork of our early settlers of many nations that have, or are still being discovered. Over 5000 carvings have been found at this site in Alta, and we were told by our guide that many hectares of this Park alone still hide thousands more under a top layer of moss and/or soil.... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were very lucky with the weather on the day of our visit - it was sunny, almost no wind and really warm. A walk outside was very pleasant - the paths are very nicely made, information is sufficient and you can pace yourself as fast or slow you want. I think it is quite nice that they are removing... More 

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