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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Don't get through Finnmark without stopping here

This museum is worth a trip to Alta. It is incredible to get through 7000 years old artwork and to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
via mobile

This definitely deserves the designation of a World heritage sIte. The museum is situated on the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Calgary, Canada
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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 good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stone age” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth a trip to Alta. It is incredible to get through 7000 years old artwork and to find yourself wondering on how prehistoric people went hunting, and survived in the cold. It is a real world heritage that should be maintained forever....More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This definitely deserves the designation of a World heritage sIte. The museum is situated on the Alta Fjord...beautiful scenery. It is a bit of a walk to the rock carvings but this is well worth it. Some of the carvings are dyed red to enhance...More

Thank LJoanne
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A stop on our tour that was simply amazing. Unbelievable to see and hear how old these rock carvings are. Very surprised that they have survived in the area until discovery. The museum staff did and excellent job of giving us a guided tour and...More

Thank Ed50_13
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A nice walk form about 3 km along different carvings and paintings in stone. Beautiful scenery, beautiful drawings, good conservation. The entrance building and the in-house museum give you a good overview about all the rock findings in the region. A must for everybody who...More

Thank Herman B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Apparently I am not interested in viewing a collection of rocks. The walk is uneven, and with my wife's weak knees we were looking more at where we were stepping than at rocks so we stopped self-tour. For us it was physically challenging and mentally...More

Thank J0hn003
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We visited on a summer evening (it was open until 8 pm) and enjoyed a leisurely, but informative walk (appr. 3 km; there is also a shorter route) with a guide booklet in English (there are also audio guides for hire). In addition to the...More

Thank tarjak4
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It is nice to visit. Lots of rock art. Lovely scenery on seal bay. there is also a shop and a cafeteria

Thank Syltje68
Reviewed 28 July 2017

If your a little bit interested in archeology or history this is a really great place to visit. The whole tour is about 3 km so my advice is good shoes and a waterbottle.

Thank Oddbjorn E
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Must see place of the early history of the world. Amazing to see early signs of history so vivid and close in beautiful landscape. The museum also have excellent exhibit of Norway history from the 60s and 70s and Sami history culture and design.

Thank SandraMilenaIden
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We spent most of the day here. You get a good booklet to use going round which explains the different drawings, there is also an excellent audio guide. The walkway is over boards and there are some gravel pathways. You can choose to either or...More

Thank Rita B
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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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