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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Eclectic museum

The building has wonderful views from the cafe and balcony area. There are some interesting local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Small but Interesting Museum

There is a bus that goes right to the museum that you catch just outside the Information Center... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
Krista W
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Los Angeles, California
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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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  • Average9%
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“stone age” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed March 6, 2018

There is a bus that goes right to the museum that you catch just outside the Information Center. The ticket is for an hour and you can, in the winter, see all that is inside the museum.

Thank Krista W
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Well organized with a room full of knitting and its history. Another room is devoted to fishing rods and their history. The videos on the Northern Lights were well crafted. When we visited the rock carvings outside were covered in snow. The views from the...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We’d never been to a museum with an entire room about the history of knitting or another entire room about the history of fishing rods. Quirky but fun and well organized. We were there in the winter so the carvings outside were covered in snow...More

Thank ranchette7
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Nice little museum to understand the area and in general (North) Norway, from the stone carvings to the northern lights, from the Vikings to the Sami people. In winter the external area (with carvings) is inaccessible due to snow and ice. The exhibition is going...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Short but very rewarding visit to an excellent museum. Warm, welcoming and full of useful information. Yes inspirational objects from Sami and Viking culture. Lovely shop and cafe. Highly recommended.

Thank Rosemary K
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

If you like the stone age, you'll adore this unique museum which is also very spacious and informative when it comes to local history in general. Great souvenir shop too. Mandatory.

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

This museum is currently facing reconstruction so some of the panels are not present. This and the fact that the petroglyph outside are not accessible in winter made for a rather short visit. Despite that the material was interesting and we enjoyed the visit. The...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

This is a place you should visit when in the neighborhood, I admit it is not located near a big city but for sure it is marvelous and well restored

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

This museum offers a great amount of Finnmark culture. We walked here from Alta Sentrum in 90 minutes (but it would be about 50 if it wasn’t snowy!). The museum is well served by the main road however so you can drive or get a...More

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AliKat9
April 9, 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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