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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre

Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Nice curving and perfect view

We went on the museum to see the curving but we were mostly impressed by the amazing view on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Paris, France
Lovely views, interesting history lesson

The day we were there the weather was lovely so we had a lovely experience of walking on a fiord... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joanna K
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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 art park is available in the snow free period. The museum is open all year and features exhibitions on rock art in Alta and other cultural history exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions on themes such as the Northern Lights, angling and art exhibitions. Cafe with a panoramic view over the Altafjord and souvenir shop. Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement. Audioguides available in Norwegian, English, German and French.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Altaveien 19, Alta 9518, Norway
+47 417 56 330
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on the museum to see the curving but we were mostly impressed by the amazing view on the Fjord. The curving are really interesting and well explained through a guide or an audioguide. You can enjoy one of the best view in the...More

Thank Arianne94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day we were there the weather was lovely so we had a lovely experience of walking on a fiord. In terms of watching ancient paintings, we strongly recommend starting from the side where they're painted in red and than move to the other side...More

1  Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a guided journey!!! Well worth it! The story telling and theories around the drawings make the pictures come alive!

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing to see artwork dating back 7000 years ago. Hunting, fishing, sinking ships describe life as it was back then. Do not miss.

Thank maxwelldrive
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Alta Museum, presents exhibitions on local culture and historic industries including the nearby prehistoric rock carvings that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So far, 3000 carvings have been found, ranging in 2,000 to 7,000 years old. Rocks carvings in Scandinavia have typically been painted...More

Thank Adele H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Alta Museum has two parts: one is the walk, 1.2 up to 3km, where you can see rock carving, 2000 - 7000 years old. This walk is really incredible. When the light is difficult, for example when it is raining, it is difficult to...More

2  Thank 1984rokat
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is worth a trip to Alta. It is incredible to get through 7000 years old artwork and to find yourself wondering on how prehistoric people went hunting, and survived in the cold. It is a real world heritage that should be maintained forever....More

1  Thank fsax
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This definitely deserves the designation of a World heritage sIte. The museum is situated on the Alta Fjord...beautiful scenery. It is a bit of a walk to the rock carvings but this is well worth it. Some of the carvings are dyed red to enhance...More

Thank LJoanne
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A stop on our tour that was simply amazing. Unbelievable to see and hear how old these rock carvings are. Very surprised that they have survived in the area until discovery. The museum staff did and excellent job of giving us a guided tour and...More

Thank Ed50_13
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A nice walk form about 3 km along different carvings and paintings in stone. Beautiful scenery, beautiful drawings, good conservation. The entrance building and the in-house museum give you a good overview about all the rock findings in the region. A must for everybody who...More

Thank Herman B
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9 April 2015|
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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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