Housed in the former Chamonix-Palace which dates back to the early 20th C, the Musée Alpin records the development of Chamonix – from when the first tourists came to admire the glaciers right up to when the cable cars were built.
DescriptionSituated in the old « Chamonix Palace » (the first of 3 palaces to be built in Chamonix at the beginning of the 20th century) , this beautiful museum retraces the development of Chamonix from the first tourists who came to admire the « glacières de Savoye » to the golden age of winter sports. An important collection of prints illustrate the considerable changes to the valley between the 18th and 20th centuries, but you can also admire photographs, relief maps, rock crystals, ancient objects, costumes and all that constitutes the memory of the valley.
Exhibition 2015-2016 :
In the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the golden age of mountaineering, the Alpine Museum
offers art exhibition from the collections of the Alpine Club and an educational trail to discover the
history of mountaineering in thenineteenth century.
From the beginning, the London Alpine Club wanted to « develop mountaineering and mountain
exploration around the world and to gain a more thorough knowledge of the mountains, through literature,
science and the arts » . They formed a large collection of paintings, prints, watercolors photographs...
The Alpine Museum presents a selection of these works, and the visitor
travels throughout the Alps and beyond. With a renewed set design, he can
also discover the history of mountaineering, its genesis to its apotheosis in
1865, following the pioneers and their guides who conquered one by one
the highest peaks of the Alps.
Group adults: 4.50 € (Group price from 15 people. Free for group guide)
Group children: 2 € (Group pice from 15 people. Free for group guide.)
Adult: 5.90 €
Child: Free entrance under 18 years old.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
Reduced fare upon presentation of the voucher : 4,50 €.
( Guest card, resident, seasonal, senior, student, local, large family, disabled).
From 01/01 to 2016/12/31 between 2 PM and 6 PM.
Closed on tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
During school holidays, open every day except Tuesday from 10am to noon and from 2pm to 6pm.
The museum will be closed from 17th April to 14th June fro the reincorporation of the permenant collection.
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