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Alta Museum

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
+47 41 75 63 30
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Alta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Really worth a visit - we had a guide show our group some of the carvings. They're working to remove the red pigment that was put to mark them out as UNESCO has said it's not authentic. The guide told us what some of them meant but a lot is still left for you to interpret in your own way... More

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Galway, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The exhibits are marks chisselled on the rocks but the variety and skill of the artists from up to 6000+ yearsr ago has to be marveled at, little wonder its a UNESCO site

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was quite an experience seeing all the old engravings. Unique and interesting.the museum itself was very informative and provides leaflets in different languages.the exhibition provides examples Of rock art in Alta and pre-Christian religion, silver hoards and primary industries in Alta.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a unique museum of local rock art, up to 6000 years old. The museum is well laid out, informative, with a spectacular outlook. During the winter months snow covers the outdoor rocks and their carvings, which are accessible to view from a walkway during the summer. Still worth visiting though, even in the winter! A little gem.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We enjoyed a visit to this museum. It was varied and educational. Definitly worth it if you are looking to kill an afternoon with bad weather or would like to know a little bit more about the city and its environment. Not spectacular though but that might not be expected of a smaller scale museum.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The main thing to note is that if you go during the winter you do not get to see most of the rock art as they are outside and covered with snow. To see all the outdoor art involves a walk of about 4Km. This is not meant to detract from the exhibits indoors which are many, varied and instructive,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very good museum with lots to see. Good display of the rock carvings found nearby. Lovely views and a great terrace to sit with a coffee.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Unfortunately we were only able to view the indoor exhibition of this museum, as the rock carvings outside were covered in snow and ice. We were pleasantly surprised by how well thought through the exhibition was. It was very interesting, and we learnt a lot even though we could not see the "main feature" outside.

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Dorking
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19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Alta Museum is located about 13 kms from Alta town centre and well worth the bus ride from the Thon Hotel. It is spacious, well presented and has a café serving coffee, cake, biscuits and sandwiches. The museum lies adjacent to the famous UNESCO Heritage rock carvings, which are 6000 years old and depict the life of the Sami... More

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Oslo
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

I found this to be a very good museum. The display varies from the rock carvings to salmon fishing history, the life of skijumper Bjørn Wirkola, the northern light and Alta back in the old days. In the winter time you can not see the actual rock carving as it is outside and covered in snow, but there are a... More

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