Musée des Cristaux - Espace Tairraz
Further informationGuided tours with a crystal maker on Thursdays at 2 and 4 pm
April 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 2023
The Musée des Cristaux offers you a journey through the mineralogy of the Alps, France, Europe and the world. Come and discover exceptional collections by their quality, their diversity and their beauty through a renewed scenography in 2021.
The exhibition starts along the Alps with exceptional pieces from the Alpine massifs (France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria) and more particularly from the Mont-Blanc massif. It offers one of the most beautiful sets of pink-red fluorites, smoky quartz, axinites, siderites, epidotes... of international fame.
The exhibition continues around the world, starting from French mines and quarries, it takes you to the discovery of the most emblematic pieces of the five continents: azurites from Chessy-les-Mines, aquamarines from Pakistan, Peruvian pyrites, Congolese dioptases and Australian opals...
New : The Treasure
Gold, silver, copper... Sapphires, rubies, emeralds... Topazes, aquamarines, garnets... Noble metals, precious stones and gemstones, rough or cut, are waiting for you in the Treasure of the Crystal Museum
GUIDED TOURS :
Thursdays at 2pm and 4pm during school vacations
Come and discover the Crystal Museum in the company of a crystal maker from the Chamonix Mineralogy Club. Explore with him the mineralogical treasures of the Mont-Blanc massif and discover the world of crystal researchers.
From 10 years old / On reservation / Included in the entrance fee to the museum
SELF-GUIDED ACTIVITIES :
All year round during opening hours:
In the company of Quartzy, explore the world of mineralogy or help him find the mystery crystal!
From 6 years old : Discover the mystery crystal
From 8 years old : Exploration booklet of the Museum of Crystals
Free / On request at the reception
Reduced price: 5.20 €
Group adults: 5.20 €
Group children: 3.50 €.
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 in the museums of the valley: to purchase the pass, take your ViaCham and a photo with you.
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.
Closed from the 22nd to the 26th of May 2023.
From 01/07 to 31/08/2023
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Mulet Stop : Casino
Closest train stop : Train station Chamonix Centre
Closest parking : Saint Michel