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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Different country,similar cultural history

Visited as part of Globus tour.Majority of tour group came away unimpressed! Centre guides... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kayaker1953
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Burrum Heads, Australia
Well preserved and presented

Very well accessible area and beautifully maintained / restored wall paintings. Worth a stop or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christian Z
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Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland
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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 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (6 reviews)
“stone age” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
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+47 417 56 330
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"audio guide"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice cafe"
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"indoor exhibition"
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"a short bus ride"
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"seal bay"
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited as part of Globus tour.Majority of tour group came away unimpressed! Centre guides continued to say” they can’t confirm why carvings were made or reason” other than for cultural OR dates back to when/ why they existed!

Thank kayaker1953
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well accessible area and beautifully maintained / restored wall paintings. Worth a stop or detour. Also a great place to experience the midnight sun.

Thank Christian Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a short walk from Alta (4km) you find the museum with a multitude of rock carvings. Some highlighted in red, some as found. All very cool to see, with interpretations available in audio or libro. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rock carvings were excellent. Wished we had a sunny day to be able to see some of them better. The exhibitions inside were interesting. We spent a good couple of hours here and would have spent longer outside but our day there was chilly!...More

Thank liz c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Alta Museum to see the stone aged rock carvings. The museum is in Alta right next to the city center and easy to get to. The entrance fee was fair and it included a good guide booklet about the rock carvings. These...More

Thank Nikke M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good museum to visit. Museum is quite small, but seeing the rock figures takes 1 - 1,5 hours walking. If the weather is beatiful the scenes are also nice. Worth of seeing.

Thank Pekka M
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Beautiful place, well preserved, good information. Definitely a must see when you're in Alta. Actually, imo, the only place that is a definite must see in Alta.

Thank Lonnie V
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The museum is situated a few kilometres away from the city centre. It is a small museum which houses a collection of rocks. A glimpse of the history and the local life is exhibited. There is a bus stop just outside the museum. A direct...More

Thank Nilma S
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

There is an outside path that winds through the different rock art sites with many typical and special figures. The inside is a small museum with some interesting local exhibits. The cafe has a wonderful view of the Altafjord and well worth spending some time...More

Thank cafra
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The building has wonderful views from the cafe and balcony area. There are some interesting local exhibits. The rock art is not of course visible in the winter. Fascinating to see a room devoted to mittens!

Thank Elizabeth H
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AliKat9
9 April 2015|
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Response from Anita T | Property representative |
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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