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Address: 89 avenue Michel Croz | La résidence, 74400, Chamonix, France
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Worth an hour or two of your time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
L337-Noo8
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 and journals. As mentioned elsewhere, the majority of the labelling is in French (a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

A good morning or afternoon visit. Interesting to see how they dressed way back then to climb the mountains.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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!

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NJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Some nice paintings but not much more. The artifacts are only labeled in French and few in number and of middling quality. Wouldn't bother to go. They need to seriously up the ante. They have the space!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Really puts Chamonix in its place in history. Recommended if you are interested in the evolution of the town, and links to Mont Blanc. Probably, not enough about individuals involved in the development of Alpinisme

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 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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