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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Culture in the rocks

This museum offers a great amount of Finnmark culture. We walked here from Alta Sentrum in 90... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Jessica G
via mobile
Interesting museum inside and outside

We were lucky to have good weather and it was possible to see also the outside area. If you have... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (6 reviews)
“stone age” (5 reviews)
“audio guide” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Reviewed 5 November 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

1  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We were lucky to have good weather and it was possible to see also the outside area. If you have only limited time go and see those rock paintings which are clearly marked and repainted. Other option is to concentrate only on the rocks and...More

Thank helenaI9647OO
Reviewed 26 October 2017

After a short bus ride we arrived at the Alta Museum. We were warmly greeted and our nationality sought. After that, we were addressed in English. We were given a guidebook and told about all of the available exhibits, including the best order to do...More

Thank AkelaH
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We went on the museum to see the curving but we were mostly impressed by the amazing view on the Fjord. The curving are really interesting and well explained through a guide or an audioguide. You can enjoy one of the best view in the...More

Thank Arianne94
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The day we were there the weather was lovely so we had a lovely experience of walking on a fiord. In terms of watching ancient paintings, we strongly recommend starting from the side where they're painted in red and than move to the other side...More

1  Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Take a guided journey!!! Well worth it! The story telling and theories around the drawings make the pictures come alive!

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Amazing to see artwork dating back 7000 years ago. Hunting, fishing, sinking ships describe life as it was back then. Do not miss.

Thank maxwelldrive
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Alta Museum, presents exhibitions on local culture and historic industries including the nearby prehistoric rock carvings that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So far, 3000 carvings have been found, ranging in 2,000 to 7,000 years old. Rocks carvings in Scandinavia have typically been painted...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Alta Museum has two parts: one is the walk, 1.2 up to 3km, where you can see rock carving, 2000 - 7000 years old. This walk is really incredible. When the light is difficult, for example when it is raining, it is difficult to...More

2  Thank 1984rokat
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

1  Thank fsax
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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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