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Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
Phone Number: +47 41 75 63 30
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Nice set up

Interesting museum with a good selection of history, models, photos and exhibits. Shop has some interesting items, there is also a cafe

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Interesting museum with a good selection of history, models, photos and exhibits. Shop has some interesting items, there is also a cafe

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Mz
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Like a those small towns museums. It tells the story, in very little English. Spend an hour there if it's stormy outside.

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Calcutta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Interesting displays. Go in summer if you want to see the rock art. Great view of the fjord in all seasons.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The rock paintings were all covered in snow, but we enjoyed the exhibitions and the video shows. Plus, great view of the fjord.

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Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The largest spot for rock carvings in Europé. Well worth seeing, preferably in the warm season. Also nice surroundings and wiew.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We walked from our hotel to the Alta Museum where we were treated to not only a great view of the rock carvings that were done over 10,000 years ago, but also a local musician concert indoors. The walk along the trail to the cave drawings could be steep at some points, but was worth it. We also veered a... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 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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47 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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