Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, Alta

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Must see · Natural History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • Lots of information packed into this museum! Unfortunately our visit was in February so we couldn't take the walking path to see the rock art in place, but there were samples in the museum with...  more »
  • By all means, museum as museum is great. They have inside and outside exhibitions. For me what makes things a bit sad is the way they present some areas. Alta has a large number of Sámi, in museum...  more »
  • A UNESCO worth visiting. A bit of history predating current inhabitants and inside displays of more recent history. Gift shop and modest self-serve restaurant with a stellar view seating inside or outside. Be prepared for walking several km on easy trails and wooden boardwalks.
  • important historical site. nice 3km long path with paintings. exhibition in the building is rather weak and could be more informative, but I believe the real goal are the antient paintings around, so I do not judge expo part. detiled guidebook included in the ticket price, helps a lot to identify and understand paintings on the rocks. nice cake and coffee place with stunning view.

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