The Mountain Museum

in Les Houches

The Mountain Museum evokes rural mountain life by recreating the rooms in a traditional dwelling and displaying everyday objects used in the Chamonix Valley in days gone by.

The Mountain Museum is located in one of the oldest houses in the centre of the village and harbours a large collection of ethnographic objects used in agro-pastoral activities in the villages and pastures of the Arve valley.
The museum features three rooms from a traditional dwelling: the “pèle” (bedroom and living room), the “outa” (kitchen) and the “sarto” (cellar). Meanwhile, two rooms are used for temporary exhibitions. On the ground floor, the collections all relate to the dairy industry, porterage, farm work and the immigration of the people of Les Houches in the 19th century.

Guided tours, activities and workshops for all ages are held during french school holidays.
Groups: guided visit of the permanent exhibition subject to booking all year round
Individual tours: guided visit of the permanent exhibition subject to booking all year round (min. 2 people).
Families: a discovery tour of the museum subject to booking (min. 2 people).
Visits and workshops can be organised for local schools.

Full price: 4 €
Reduced price: 3 € (Reduced fare upon presentation of the voucher : (Guest card, resident, seasonal, senior, student, local, large family, disabled).)
Set price group adults: 3 €
Set price group children: 2.50 €.

MUSEUM PASS - 12€: unlimited access for 1 year to the museums of the Valley of Chamonix: Maison de l'Alpage et Maison du Lieutenant in Servoz, Musée Montagnard in Les Houches, Musée Alpin, Cristal Museum (closed for renovation works in 2020) and Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine in Chamonix and finally Maison Barberine in Vallorcine.
For sale at the entrance of the museums; bring your ViaCham card and an ID photo.
Opening dates
From 01/06 to 04/07/2021.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Only by appointment during this period.

From 05/07 to 31/08/2021.
Closed on Tuesday.

Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
The Mountain Museum
2 rue de l'Eglise
74310 Les Houches