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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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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For those who like a step in the past it's an excellent place. We were amazed by the rock carvings dated between 2,000 and 6,000 years old which were thoroughly discussed in a program "Ancient Aliens". Many worth-seeing exhibits of The Sami culture.

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Carlsbad, California
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Alta Museum is right on the main highway that goes North and South through Alta. There are lots of interesting exhibits on The Sami culture. Outside there are several trails that lead to stone age rock carvings that are between 2,000 and 6,000 years old. It is well worth a stop.

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Peak District
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Visited here during a brief stopover in Alta in February and really pleased we did so. Very informative and with excellent views out across the Alta Fjord.

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Moraga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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22 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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