Tairraz Centre - Crystal Museum

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

The museum is currently closed for renovation works. Opening scheduled for Autumn 2021. This museum is the result of a collaboration between the Mineralogy Club of Chamonix, Mont-Blanc and the Northern Alps and the City of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

For its reopening, the museum proposes an immersion in the mineralogy of the Alps, France and the World.
The exhibition invites you to discover the centuries-old tradition of quartz harvesting in the Mont-Blanc massif, which is still alive today.
Among the major pieces, you will find the exceptional collection of pink and red fluorites from the Mont-Blanc range, an Alpine treasure unique in the world. As well as all the rich variety of minerals of the Alpine Arc, making this dedicated exhibition a point of excellence of international level.
The museum then invites you to explore the extraordinary mineralogical diversity of France, its mining past and its major sites, followed by a great colorful world tour of minerals from five continents.
New: the "Treasure", where gems, cut stones and native metals (gold, silver, copper) will be presented.
On an exhibition area of ​​700 m², nearly 1,400 specimens will amaze enthusiasts and curious people of all ages. This new crystal museum, enlarged and refurbished, now ranks among the most beautiful national mineralogical museums.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Museum Pass 12€: this pass gives you free access to the museum of the valley during one year.
For sale in the museums of the valley: to purchase the pass, take your ViaCham and a photo with you.

Groups: all year on booking from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Opening dates
Closed temporarily.
Tairraz Centre - Crystal Museum
615 allée du Recteur Payot
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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