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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Excellent, accessible presentation. A model for others to follow.

Bright, modern central building with good cafe and shop, and a changing indoor exhibition. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
greave2016
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Wonderful rock art

Enjoyed this outdoor museum. Used the audio guide and it helped to explain the rock art very well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cazza350
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bright, modern central building with good cafe and shop, and a changing indoor exhibition. The rock art is all outdoor, in situ, so you get some idea of the context. Boardwalks take you round, conveniently there are two areas of petroglyphs so you can have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this outdoor museum. Used the audio guide and it helped to explain the rock art very well. I would say this is a must in Alta for those interested in history. While it focused on Stone Age art it does place in context. Some...More

Thank Cazza350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoy a 3 hour walk around large slabs of rock where between 6000 and 3000 years ago natives scratched stories of their daily life. Very nicely kept and set-up. Very good facilities

Thank Charles I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with a tour group & it was drizzling. The rock art is naturally, outside. So be prepared with wet weather gear. It was quite good - & considering the age, is amazing. In the visitor centre is a museum - similar to others...More

Thank 168heatherb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

May is a bit early to visit the museum it seems, but we managed two see half the area. The area with marked up drawing was still some snow, so we dit not visit that. You walk around in the nature on paths of wood,...More

Thank Jan-Ove H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in May when there was still a lot of snow, so we're only able to do half of the trail... there was still some snow on the board walk, which could easily have been cleared and the rocks needed to be brushed to...More

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I need to confess that I am a bit biased being history buff. But one cannot simply ignore the ages of untold stories just lying here around guiding you to the roots of human thinking, socializing and communicating. It is like a message from long...More

Thank Paulus T
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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.

Thank Silvia P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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.

Thank orilocaspeaks
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Paul T
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AliKat9
What will the opening hours be for the museum in middle of June? I want to walk and photograph the rock carvings especially.
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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