We spent almost two hours on a rainy day at this museum. The history of alpinism is well presented and it involves science, art and everyday life in the valley and mont blanc. Kids loved it too. Don't miss it.
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I visited the museum alone, as I was waiting for a transfer. Reasonable entry fee, and friendly desk staff. (Plus somewhere to store my outdoor coat and bag.) Plenty of exhibits to interest the curious mind, from skis, clothing, dioramas and paintings, to postcards, models...More
A good morning or afternoon visit. Interesting to see how they dressed way back then to climb the mountains.
The staff were friendly and notified us when the film was about to start. The film about Chamonix from the 1900 to 1950's was very entertaining and all of the exhibits were enthralling. We have so much admiration for the pioneers of Alpinism.
We chose to do this on our only rainy day in Chamonix and it was a bit busier than usual, but still worth the trouble. Not all exhibits are in English. A nice size with things of interest to anyone visiting the region. Priced right!
Well worth a trip on a rainy afternoon. Much of the text is in French but the exhibitions are still easy to interpret even with only a very basic grasp of the language.
The 'gentlemen' of 1800's Europe (many British) took to adventures, including climbing mountains. No need for employment for wages, they took on exploring. Their exploits are well chronicled here, and their guides are duly acknowledged. The main language is French, but photos and exhibits speak...More
This year the museum is celebrating 150 years of alpinisme - i popped in expecting to stay half an hour and was still looking at everything 2 hours later. fascinating collection of pictures and books - when i came out again i had a whole...More