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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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a nice museum who show the old life in the area

Its an interesting area to walk around ind and with some fantasy its easy to imaging how people were living for cousin of years ago. The rocks white the signatures from all this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Kalmar, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Its an interesting area to walk around ind and with some fantasy its easy to imaging how people were living for cousin of years ago. The rocks white the signatures from all this years ago i interesting and what a jobb. its different from Ipads and Facebook we have today. Who will know about our message after thousands of years?... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A wonderful experience in Lapland (Samiland) : trying to understand the vestiges of Sami ancestors graved on the rocks, and thinking about their simple life 7000 years ago. The great idea is to highlight in red this rich engravings. But beware ... Some people walk on the rocks to get the picture! Do not hesitate to call them to order.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The rock art is a must do attraction of your in Alta. The wooden paths are easy to get around - do the whole walk, it is worth it, and also get the audio guide because you will get more information about what your looking at, and some of the art is very faint so you may not realise what... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Address: Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
Phone Number: +47 417 56 330
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Northern Norway  >  Finnmark  >  Alta Municipality  >  Alta
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 95 - 95

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