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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Good wet weather morning

We went on a grey drizzly morning and had a good visit. The exhibitions are well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
John A
Rugby, United Kingdom
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Great place to learn about culture of people living there 7000 years ago

Great place to learn about culture of people living there 7000 years ago. Fantastic rock carvings... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Haugesund, Norway
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Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We went on a grey drizzly morning and had a good visit. The exhibitions are well laid out and informative covering the culture, history and natural history of Alta. The main attraction is outside. Well laid out and maintained walkways take you through the stone...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Great place to learn about culture of people living there 7000 years ago. Fantastic rock carvings - take a brochure from the museum building as not all carvings, especially ones not painted are difficult to spot. Take both - longer and shorter trails to fully...More

Thank Kokosowo
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Recommend highly. Do not miss if you are nearby. Learned their life. Very interesting! Animals, people ...

Thank 949kim
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

You got alot to see here! Indoors and outdoors. You can watch movies made by pictures from the northenlight in Finnmark, you can read and see how sampi people in Finnmark lived like some years back. You got a lot of different things in there....More

Thank Kokkepiken
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Nice museum with cozy cafeteria with nice view. I realy liked coffee! and sandwich, which by the way was freshly made. Expos are interesting, for my most interesting part is outside, but you need nice weather or at least no rain to go around all...More

Thank Martynas T
Reviewed 16 July 2016

A pleasant walk to the rock carvings. The museum exhibit is excellent. We learned about the archeological history and findings in Alta, watched a recorded northern lights show and appreciate the wild life in the area. Take time to visit when in Alta.

Thank Heid25
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Even in the constant rain, this was worth the price of admission to see how millennia of former occupants had recorded their history, so nicely preserved and ecologically maintained. Snack bar is pricey ($4 for small water bottle).

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We saw the various stone carvings which was interesting. Some of them area easy as they have been painted, others are harder to see unless you use the brochure they give you. Outdoor exhibition, so dependent on the weather. A little walk. The indoor exhibition...More

Thank MortenNygard
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Alta Museum a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE not to be missed . The rock carvings depicted the rituals and beliefs in that era. Mainly based on their methods of hunting and fishing. A way of life during those era for us to see. We had...More

Thank Ruben C
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The ancient rock carvings on the shore near Alta are spectacular and well worth a visit. Given the heritage status we were quite surprised to see the carvings were painted to make them stand out for visitors.

Thank Graham J
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What will the opening hours be for the museum in middle of June? I want to walk and photograph the rock carvings especially.
8 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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Madeleine L
Hur tar man sig med lokalebuss till Alta museum?
14 July 2016|
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