Founded in the late 19th century, this Museum showcases the rich historical and artistic heritage of the Mont Blanc area.
Winter 2020-21 special information :
In accordance with government decisions related to COVID-19, the Montagnard Museum is closed.
We will inform you of the opening date and visiting conditions as soon as possible
DescriptionEXHIBITION: "MONT BLANC HERITAGE"
The Alpine Museum invites you to discover the historical and artistic heritage of the Mont Blanc area.
The permanent exhibition will take you deep into the history of the Chamonix Valley with collections evoking the early days of mountaineering and the conquest of Mont Blanc, the great scientific ventures at 4,000 metres altitude, the emergence of summer and winter sports, the transformation of the Valley as tourism developed, and a selection of artistic works devoted to the Mer de Glace.
The collections: founded in the late 19th century, the museum conserves and showcases more than 13,000 pieces in its collections, dating from the 18th century to the mid-20th century.
The Alpine Museum is now preparing for its renovation and the selection of works on show may change depending on the restoration work underway and the addition of new pieces.
An emblematic venue: the Museum is now housed in an iconic Belle Epoque building, the former "Chamonix Palace" luxury hotel which opened in May 1914.
Guided visits ("Mont Blanc Heritage" on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm subject to booking up to 5 pm the day before), special events and workshops for all ages are held all year round.
Good to knowOnly the ground floor is accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The first floor is accessible with stairs only
• until 40 pers.
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.).
Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 15 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) 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.
Facilities and services
- Educational visits
- Guided tours
- Themed tour