Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, Alta

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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre 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. Use our Alta family vacation planner to visit Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre on your trip to Alta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Enjoyed this outdoor museum. Used the audio guide and it helped to explain the rock art very well. I would say this is a must in Alta for those interested in history. While it focused on Stone Age art...  more »
  • enjoy a 3 hour walk around large slabs of rock where between 6000 and 3000 years ago natives scratched stories of their daily life. Very nicely kept and set-up. Very good facilities  more »
  • We went with a tour group & it was drizzling. The rock art is naturally, outside. So be prepared with wet weather gear. It was quite good - & considering the age, is amazing. In the visitor centre is ...  more »