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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

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Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518 , Norway
Phone Number: +47 41 75 63 30
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Even if only for the view - worth it!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Sweden
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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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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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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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