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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.
Situated 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.
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
Services and equipment
- Guided individual tours
- Unguided group tours
- Educational visits
- Themed tour
- Guided tours
- Unguided individual tours
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.
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.
Only the ground floor is accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The first floor is accessible with stairs only
Minimum number of people : 10
Maximum number of people : 40