The Mountain Museum

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The mountain museum evokes rural life in the mountains through the reconstitution of the rooms of the traditional habitat and the presentation of ethnographic objects used in the past in the valley of Chamonix.
PERMANENT EXHIBITION Since 1977, the Musée Montagnard has been housed in one of the oldest houses in the center of Les Houches. Through thematic rooms and three reconstructed rooms of the traditional habitat, it presents a collection of objects used in the past in the Chamonix valley for agropastoral tasks and daily life. Two rooms house the temporary exhibition, which is renewed every year. TEMPORARY EXHIBITION From July 1, 2023 to September 22, 2024: ART WORKS IN LES HOUCHES, 1860-2023 In Les Houches, three types of civil engineering structures were built throughout the commune: - tunnels, bridges, including the emblematic Sainte-Marie viaduct, to facilitate access to the valley the valley by rail or road - avalanche barriers and other devices to protect against natural disasters - hydroelectric dams and other renewable energy suppliers The temporary exhibition presented at the Musée Montagnard in partnership with the Dans l'temps association retraces the history and current status of these engineering structures, which are landmarks of the region. PROGRAMMING : Guided tours, events and workshops for young and old are offered during the school vacations. Self-guided "Object Hunt": Keep your eyes peeled for objects in the museum that will reveal their secrets! Ages 3 and up / Free / On request from reception during opening hours. RESERVATIONS : Groups : Guided tours of the permanent exhibition by appointment all year round Individuals and families: Self-guided or guided tours of the permanent exhibition by prior arrangement outside school vacations (minimum 5 people, Monday to Thursday +33 (0)7 60 04 14 26).


Full price: 4.20 € Reduced price: 3.20 € Group adults: 3.20 € Group children: 2.60 €. Free entry for children < 18 years. Group rate available for > 10 people. MUSEUM PASS € 15: Unlimited entry for 1 year for all museums in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley network For sale at the entrance of the museums; bring your ViaCham card and an ID photo.


2 rue de l'Eglise, 74310, Les Houches
From 01/07 to 31/08/2024 Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. Closed exceptionally on 06/07 and 07/07. From 02/09 to 20/10/2024. Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Monday to Thursday, booking only. From 21/10 to 03/11/2024 Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm. From 26/12 to 31/12/2024 Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm.