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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

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Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
Phone Number: +47 417 56 330
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Rock art at its finest

One will seldom find such ancient rock art in such an accessible location. Also nearby is the former Kafjord Copper Works, dating to the 1700s.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One will seldom find such ancient rock art in such an accessible location. Also nearby is the former Kafjord Copper Works, dating to the 1700s.

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Smedsvik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Worth a visit even if the snow covers the actual rock art! Their displays give a good understanding of the local culture and history. The Gift Gallery is excellent, with good variety and high quality work. If you can't make it to Kautokeino then you have the opportunity to see and purchase some of Juhl's Gallery silver work. It is... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Small simple museum that you can cover in less than one hour. Overall interesting enough to visit if you are anyway in Alta to view the Northern lights

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to the museum to see the prehistoric rock carvings, however it turned out they aren't accessible in the winter. Makes sense (the snow provides natural means of preservation), but I wish this was made more obvious in the guidebooks. Anyhow, since we were there we stayed to see the exhibitions, there were fine but not too exciting (nice... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The exhibitions are rather limited thought they may be interesting to a few people with select taste. The ground floor appealed to me as it gave relevant information about the Northern Lights which was the real reason for us coming to the region. The cellar was disappointing to me as it was focused on fishing and sports achievements. There was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were particularly impressed with the exhibition relating to Sammi culture and their primitive religious beliefs.It was very well set out and easy to follow.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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