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Alta Museum

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
+47 41 75 63 30
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Alta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent 3 hours here! The museum was great. Since we were here in the summer, we could not see the Northern Lights, but there was a video to watch. There was also a video to see the dying art of splitting slate and how they are shaped. One can walk outside the museum as well. We took about an... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Excellent World Heritage museum with the rockcarvings. Go there the circuit is amazing and the view excellent. Inside a great exhibition - showing the story of the carvings.

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Kristiansund
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's a great experience to walk along those carvings made for several thousand years ago. Beautifully made walkways lead you around, with good info-material that you get at the entrance. As a bonus you enjoy a marvellous view at the Alta fjord. Interesting exhibitions at the museum building about rock carvings and local history. Well worth the money for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We crossed Alta on our way to Finland and we stopped at the museum. The rock carvings are very impressive and quite extended. It's hard to think that a prehistoric civilization could develop in such difficult living conditions. The natural site itself is worth the visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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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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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