A living and open place that welcomes visitors, the Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine [Heritage Centre] is designed to allow everyone to familiarise themselves with the heritage of Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley and to make it their own.
DescriptionThis house is a centre for:
- conservation of sound, oral and photographic archives collected by the town’s Memory Preservation department
- highlighting memory and heritage through interpretative exhibitions and cultural actions
- consultation and research: a document resource centre available to everyone
- a participative project
This house will evolve thanks to the contribution and the active participation of the inhabitants of Chamonix. Each person of the valley is very likely to have documents that could complete an exhibition or the archival fonds. To enrich the archives of the town you can either donate or leave on deposit. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION "Film reels in the Alps, mountain movies"
13th of July - 3rd of November 2019
Mountain movies is first of all about emotions. In this exhibition, imagined with the Museo Nazionale della Montagna (Torino), themes discuss with each others.
Uphill, downhill, danger, speed and slowness: with these key-words, the exhibition takes us back to the 20th century to nowadays and reveals the unexpected similarities and differences.
Reduced price: 3 € (Guest, resident, seasonal, senior, student, local, large family, disabled card holders).)
Adult: 4 €
Group adults: 3 € (Free for group guide.)
Group children: 2.30 € (Free for group guide.).
MUSEUM PASS - 12€: unlimited access for 1 year to the museums of the Valley of Chamonix: Maison de l'Alpage et Maison du Lieutenant in Servoz, Musée Montagnard in Les Houches, Espace Tairraz, Musée Alpin and Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine in Chamonix and finally Maison Barberine in Vallorcine.
For sale at the entrance of the museums; bring your ViaCham card and an ID photo.
From 06/07 to 26/08/2019
Opening hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Annual closure from August 26 to September 11 included.
From 11/09 to 03/11/2019, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Annual closure from November 4 to December 20 included.
Facilities and services
- Animals non accepted
- Exhibition space