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Alpine Museum

Alpine MuseumLa résidence
89 av Michel Croz
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Nearest bus stop : Place du Mont-Blanc / Mummery
Mulet Stop : Michel Croz
Nearest train stop : Train station Chamonix Centre
Nearest car park: Mont-Blanc and Poilu car parks (paid parking)
+33(0)4 50 55 29 46 /musee-alpin-chamonix.fr/fr
  •  - © Eric Courcier
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
  •  - © © Gaëtan Haugeard
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
  •  - © © Gaëtan Haugeard
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
  •  - © © Collection Musée Alpin de Chamonix
Special information for summer season 2020 :
The Alpine Museum is open to individuals (groups on reservation)

In order to ensure the highest level of security, some sanitary rules are to be followed:
- number of visitors limited to 40 persons.
- washing your hands at the entrance is compulsory
- wearing a mask is compulsory from 11 years old

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 illustrates the considerable changes of the valley between the 18th and 20th century, but you can also admire photographs, paintings, relief maps, ancient objects and all that constitutes the memory of the valley.
Good to knowOnly the ground floor is accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The first floor is accessible with stairs only

• until 40 pers.

Prices
Full price: 6 €
Reduced price: 4.70 € (Reduced fare upon for seniors (65+), holders of: guest card, resident card, seasonnal worker card, student card, large family card or invalidity card.)
Group adults: 4.70 € (Free for group guide and drivers)
Group children: 2.50 € (Free for group guide and drivers.).

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

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, Musée Alpin, Cristal Museum (closed for renovation works in 2020) and Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine in Chamonix and finally Maison Barberine in Vallorcine (open July-August).
For sale at the entrance of the museums; bring your ViaCham card and an ID photo.
Opening times
From 01/09 to 16/10/2020 between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
European Heritage Days : September 19th and 20th open from 10am to 12am / 2pm to 6pm.

From 17/10 to 31/10/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 11/12 to 18/12/2020 between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 19/12/2020 to 03/01/2021
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Facilities and services
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Themed tour
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