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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
Type: Museums
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Bath, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Alta Museum offers a great experience to those interested in Ancient History and in Norwegian culture. The explanations of what the rock carvings represented and how they were embedded in the culture of ancient Norwegian people stood off. Also, it was fantastic to understand more about the Sami's culture, specially about their Gods, the role the shaman played within the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We really liked this museum - it had very interesting displays that gave a very good overview of the very long and fascinating history of Alta. It's quite small so you don't need long, perhaps about an hour. There is a bus-stop at the entrance with a bus going to/from town (or it's about a 25 minute walk to/from the... More

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Houten
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Nice museum with lots to see. Easy to walk trail along the exhibitions. Well maintained. Information in different languages, even Dutch!

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Trondheim, Norway
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

One of the highlights in our trip to Finnmark, was the visit i Alta Museum and the walk along the rock carving field. It was about 3km nice walk in open air, and we could see the fantastic rock art from a long periode, between 6000 and 2000 years old. The carvings illustrate many different situations of men hunting, and... More

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Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The stone carvings are great. I am sure you will find enough information about this on their website. The wonderful thing here is the long walk that one needs to take in the open air to see the stone carvings. Well made out paths, a breathtaking view - it is something amazing. We went with 5 children. Considering there was... More

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