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WORLD HERITAGE ROCK ART CENTRE - ALTA MUSEUM Experience one of Northern Europe's largest rock carving sites, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list. The carvings were made by hunters and gatherers, the oldest carvings are over 7000 years. The rock...more
All reviews nice walk stone age stone carvings audio guide worth a visit salmon fishing nice cafe wooden path indoor exhibition board walk daily life inside exhibits a short bus ride hour walk recommend visiting this place seal bay overlooking the lake
Overall was a good place to visit and learn about all sorts of things. We have a 3 yr old and there was a little table with some drawing and toys to play with which was nice and meant my husband and I could take...More
The rock carvings are faint and easily missed, but once you get the hang of spotting them, there are literally, thousands to see. The musuem itself has a large indoor section, with some great information on the Northern Lights, the SAmi culture and the local...More
This is a new museum, having cost millions of kroner. However, the main draw is outside on the cliffs - prehistoric rock carvings. One would have thought that when building the museum they would have thought about this and the weather and put up 'bus...More
Really two museums in one, upstairs dedicated to the rock carvings, downstairs to local sporting events such as salmon fishing, football and skiing. We unfortunately came on a day it was snowing so the walk to the outside rock carvings was not possible as all...More
At the time of my visit, part of the museum was closed. I did however enjoy the rest of the exhibition and I got a discounted ticket. It was amazing to see the ancient rock carvings and the staff were really friendly
Anita T, Kundeansvarlig at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018
Thank you for visiting us and giving us your kind review! And sorry for any inconvenience the builing of our new walkways had on your visit! Hope to see you again!
This place should do a major rethink on guided talks around the grounds. Paths are very narrow, making it hard for groups to gather around the guide. Then only 3 stops. Would be better to emphasis self-guiding with or without radios. And a better exhibit...More
Anita T, Kundeansvarlig at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018
Thank you for your feedback! We are at the moment rebuilding our pathwaysystem. The new pathways will be wider and buildt in a nonslip material.The western part of the park (where we do our guided tours) will be finished spring 2019.
Really excellent museum, I have visited it twice during some years and it really worth a visit, they have discovered thousands of inscriptions on these rocks facing the ocean, they have cleaned them and restored and who know how many still lay over the rocks...More
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Anita T, Kundeansvarlig at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018
Thank you for visiting us again and giving us your kind review! Sorry to hear about the weather when you were here last time. It went on to become a really hot and sunny summer after all.
Very well built infrastructure, especially the outside walk through the several viewing areas. What a humbling, deeply moving experience to gain some understanding of the people here so many thousands of years ago.
I really enjoyed my time here and the rock carvings were amazing. It was such a nice, peaceful, relaxing walk along the wooden path with wonderful scenery of the trees, rocks and the fjord. I was able to borrow a headset which explained the carvings...More
From June 13th the museum changes to longere opening hours. Every day from 8 am to 8 pm. Please see Alta Museums website for other opening hours.
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