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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great visit, even in the snow!

The main carvings were snow covered so closed but still worth a visit. Interesting to learn about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cariadweavs
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London, United Kingdom
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Well worth it!

Easy to get to via bus. Nice afternoon out and reasonable prices Best to go I summer to best see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
R3116FJianr
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
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All reviews nice walk stone age stone carvings worth a visit audio guide salmon fishing nice cafe wooden path daily life inside exhibits a short bus ride recommend visiting this place seal bay overlooking the lake lovely scenery self guiding km walk
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The rock art display was interesting as was the tar boiling explanation. However, there was a lot of the museum in Norwegian which meant much of the information was not accessible to the English speaking visitors. Still worth a visit but not a priority.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained and adequately informative museum. Some artifacts did not have English signs. Probably more worth the visit in warmer months when the UNESCO heritage site rock carvings on the vicinity are not covered in snow.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The main carvings were snow covered so closed but still worth a visit. Interesting to learn about the history of the area. Stop for a coffee and enjoy the beautiful views of Alta.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to via bus. Nice afternoon out and reasonable prices Best to go I summer to best see rocks in situ

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank R3116FJianr
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Due to heavy snow fall we was unable to view the famous rock art at Alta, which was disappointing but a good while was spent in the wonderful museum with knowledgeable staff to help with any questions/advice and view other interesting artefacts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Burrows60
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The rock carvings at Alta are magnificent. Be prepared for a walk up, down and round, albeit a very pleasant one if the wind is not too fierce. The carvings are red (re-painted) at one end of the site and plain at the other. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jazz_feet
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Overall was a good place to visit and learn about all sorts of things. We have a 3 yr old and there was a little table with some drawing and toys to play with which was nice and meant my husband and I could take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank K8y66
Reviewed 17 November 2018

The rock carvings are faint and easily missed, but once you get the hang of spotting them, there are literally, thousands to see. The musuem itself has a large indoor section, with some great information on the Northern Lights, the SAmi culture and the local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shovelSR
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a new museum, having cost millions of kroner. However, the main draw is outside on the cliffs - prehistoric rock carvings. One would have thought that when building the museum they would have thought about this and the weather and put up 'bus...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SallyB69
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Really two museums in one, upstairs dedicated to the rock carvings, downstairs to local sporting events such as salmon fishing, football and skiing. We unfortunately came on a day it was snowing so the walk to the outside rock carvings was not possible as all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AliKat9
9 April 2015|
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Hi! From June 13th the museum changes to longere opening hours. Every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Please see Alta Museums website for other opening hours. Welcome to World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum!
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