World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum

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World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum
Rock carving at the Alta Museum site

The World Heritage Rock art Centre - Alta Museum is located at Alta in Finnmark, Norway. Norway.[1]

World Heritage Rock Art - Alta Museum is located in Hjemmeluft, a small bay on Altafjord near the Arctic Circle.[2] Alta Museum is northern Norway's most-visited summer museum, with more than 1,000 visitors each day.[3] It presents exhibitions on local culture and historic industries including the nearby prehistoric rock carvings that form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum is situated at the site of early settlement of Finnmark dating from around 11,000 years ago.[4][5] In 1973, the first rock carvings in Hjemmeluft were found. To date over 3000 figures have been registered here. The museum opened in June 1991 and won the European Museum of the Year Award in 1993.[3]


  1. ^ The Rock Art of Alta (Norges Verdensarv)
  2. ^ Hjemmeluft (Alta Museum ligger i Alta kommune i Finnmark)
  3. ^ a b Mark Littlefield (2003). "Carved in Tone". Scandinavian Review. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Records in the Rock". International Wildlife. 2001-01-01. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Pollution Threatens Prehistoric Carvings". BBC News. 2000-09-01. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 

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Coordinates: 69°56′50.9″N 23°11′11.6″E / 69.947472°N 23.186556°E / 69.947472; 23.186556