Alta Museum - World Center for Rock, Alta

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Alta Museum - World Center for Rock includes one of the five rock art sites on the World Heritage List. In both indoor and outside exhibits, the museum displays rock art carvings and paintings dated from 4,200 BCE to 200 CE. Learn about Sami culture, their beliefs and rituals, through depictions made by hunters and fishers. A guide booklet is included with admission, and an audio tour is available at additional cost. Groups can book a guided tour in advance. Put Alta Museum - World Center for Rock and other Alta Municipality attractions into our Alta Municipality trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The rock carvings that have been sculpted several thousand years ago in the stone, give an interesting insight into the life of that time. There are 2 ways you can go. a short (red-winning drawings) and a something longer (here, the drawings are natural and you have already a good eye to see all) the audio guide in several languages for 25 NOK offered at the checkout is highly recommended and provides many short and understandable information for children of interesting small Tip: don't visit when it rains, the drawings are all in the open air. The drawings are in the evening at an angle standing Sun best. Parking is sufficient.
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  • It is worth if you are Alta. In a very nice environment and provides a pleasant walk. Not expensive €10 is paid enter, and the truth that they are exploited, either by tam curious as to its ideal setting drawings. 100% recommended
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  • We certainly have 3 hours spent inside and outside the museum. Beautiful well maintained route with explanations from the Guide. Audio guide available but not necessary.
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  • One of the very few outdoor museums I have ever visited and the first time I ever saw evidence of prehistoric and palaeolithic times.... evidence of human activity before any civilization. Very polite and friendly personnel that gave us accurate guidance on how to follow the route to the findings. The fact that the lithographies are seen in their natural environment is very exciting as it gives the impression of discovery to the visitors. No wonder it is a world heritage site of Unesco. For those who visit Alta, there is no excuse missing this opportunity.
  • Amazing Cathedral. Architecture and art and welcome from staff there. A must see. Also rock carvings in museum, again welcome from staff. Efficient bus service.
  • Pretty cool museum of almost 100 acres of what they call "rock" art" It's prehistoric pictures chiseled into rock. Like old cave drawings. Afraid you will have to expand the shots a lot to see them. Some were colored with red dye to make them more visible. Largest collection in Europe... And some really cool, freaky supernatural creatures. I have no idea why they are there. Have nothing to do with the rock etchings...
  • Nice place where you can spot ancient history carvings along a trail in the open. One realizes how little researchers know about the purpose and meaning of these representations, and the walk itself is beautiful with all the vegetation. To make it even better the exhibition indoors introduces the Sami culture to visitors, and you can learn how was life around in the past. Worth a visit!
  • Even though the external rock art was covered by snow, this museum was well worth a visit. It had excellent history of the local area. It was nice to do as one of out first stops in town, as the information proved very insightful when exploring the area further. The curation was well done, and signs were posted in both Norwegian and English for almost everything, German signs were also posted for a large portion of the exhibits as well.

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