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Address: 89 avenue Michel Croz | La résidence, 74400 , Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 04 50 53 25 93, 04 50 53 96 14
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Small museum but interesting history

A small museum in central Chamonix with some interesting artefacts. Reduced entry is possible with the Chamonix pass (this doubles as a bus pass). The museum gives an overview of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Cardiff, United Kingdom

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

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 new vision of the mountains. highly recommended

Thank Phetola B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A small museum in central Chamonix with some interesting artefacts. Reduced entry is possible with the Chamonix pass (this doubles as a bus pass). The museum gives an overview of the history of mountaineering and winter sports in the area. Information was provided in English as well as French and it was interesting to read about the first perilous expeditions... More 

Thank BritseJo
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109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

You could spend a couple of hours in here easily.All things climbing,if you need to get indoors for a while.

1 Thank ceedeet
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The alpine museum is situated not far from the clock tower in the town. It is a very small museum and is made of two floors. The first floor mainly consists of japanese flower paintings and the ground floor has some displays pf equipment. Very few explanations of the displays are in english so i found it difficult to understand.... More 

Thank Tasmin G
Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It has its high points, such as the information on Mt Blanc. There is also some good information on early catastrophes in local mountaineering. But as a museum, I would have expected more. I am not a mountaineer, but I hike and climb and camp. I have read a lot of the mountaineering classics about European and Himalayan climbing. This... More 

Thank rol46
Gaillard, France
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102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For the price, it's fun and cheesy.... you usually get a ticket that does the Alpine museum, the Crystal museum and the Glacial museum. They're all next to each other basically (give or take 200m...). The glacial museum is really informative, the Alpine is well... as much as you would expect in a ski town! :)

1 Thank USAfrGR
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It's such a shame the opportunity to fill the place with objects that befit a museum and relate to the famous area has been so sadly neglected. Granted, there are some ice axes of old and a few sleighs that were built to last, and other early inanimate items, but the fact you cannot even take photographs of anything within... More 

1 Thank TartanGiant
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88 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a wet and windy Saturday in June. Slightly over-priced at 5 euros each and the exhibits are a little weak and not that interesting. Loved the old marketing photos though and what made it just about worth the effort and cost was the Loppe paintings - very atmospheric and a great selection of Alpine paintings. Visit the... More 

1 Thank CheshireCheese11
New York
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141 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Charming small local museum....really interesting histories of the women and men who first climbed Mont Blanc in the late 18th c..... part of the museum is given over to so-so oil paintings...but it's worth a visit.

Thank Snowbunny91
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I don't speak fluent French and could not understand most of what was written in the museum. We used the pictures as our guide but did not spend too long there as we couldn't read everything as it is all in French. My fault for not learning another language.

1 Thank Lois B

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