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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

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Worth a visit

At the time of my visit, part of the museum was closed. I did however enjoy the rest of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nikelin
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Moss, Norway
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This is a must see

Really excellent museum, I have visited it twice during some years and it really worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Wallyontravel
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Vercelli, Italy
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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
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Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
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All reviews nice walk stone age audio guide worth a visit nice cafe wooden path indoor exhibition board walk daily life a short bus ride hour walk overlooking the lake shorter route self guiding painted red midnight sun city centre
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Nikelin
Anita T, Kundeansvarlig at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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! Best regards Anita Alta Museum

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

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

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Anita T, Kundeansvarlig at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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. Best regards Anita Alta...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

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 3 weeks ago

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. Best wishes Anita Alta Museum

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. A must visit if you come to Alta. The interactive museum and the guided visits to the rock art are educational and very interesting . One drawback - no access to disabled

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

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.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

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

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Nice seeing if you are in Alta. Don’t go if it rains, because the path has some parts that will be muddy.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Very well prepared pathways are running between the stories of daily life thousands of years agi. Fishing, reindeer maintenance, building a boat, having a party, religion... Beautiful place

Thank Dorte R
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The way the stone carvings are presented gives an experience of really meeting the stone age people who lived here for so many years ago..

Thank johannez59
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Well what a fantastic place to visit, great exhibitions in the main building all the information is available in English. The rock carvings outside were very interesting and also a really nice walk on good walkways, the guide book was very handy, I would recommend...More

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AliKat9
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Response from Anita T | Property representative |
Hi! 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. Welcome to World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum!
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