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. Put Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and other Alta attractions into our Alta trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From the town bus stop get a bus to the museum, it's just a short ride. There are a number of exhibitions, both permanent as well as a couple of temporary ones. The main exhibition has examples of... 
    From the town bus stop get a bus to the museum, it's just a short ride. There are a number of exhibitions, both permanent as well as a couple of temporary ones. The main exhibition has examples of...  more »
  • Really interesting stone paintings, amazing short walk near the fiord. The staff are so nice and explain all you need to know to visit the place. You can do the visit with stroller. The ticket... 
    Really interesting stone paintings, amazing short walk near the fiord. The staff are so nice and explain all you need to know to visit the place. You can do the visit with stroller. The ticket...  more »
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  • Really interesting place with much to see. Café is superb, I recommend the coffee and my friend the hot chocolate. Balcony area worth a visit. The exhibitions on the lower floor is worth viewing. You'll find the toilets down there which are clean and modern. I think there's a lift to the lower floor. Shop area good and prices are reasonable for a tourist shop. All speak excellent English.
  • Visiting in winter means that the rock carvings outside are not available to view. However, the museum has a very informative display, with some real examples to see. There are further displays of interest, such as Arctic predators, traditional costume, sporting heroes and historic ways of like. A very enjoyable visit.

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