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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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History of 'if it is there-climb it!" 1800s alpinist movement. Many English, with European guides. Fascinating.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2016
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

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 for themselves. A room with scale model of the onetime 'lodge and observatory 'built high... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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 

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Bedford
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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.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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 

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Brunswick, Maine
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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 

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Gaillard, France
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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! :)

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England
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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 

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Cheshire
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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 

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