The Mountain Museum

in Les Houches
Presentation

Further information

During bank holidays :

Family activities :
BRODI, BRODA, BRODONS
What is embroidery? Take a look at the museum's collections before trying your hand at embroidery using lacing (from age 4) or cross-stitch (from age 6).
Duration: 2 hours / Price: €4.20 per participant

ONCE UPON A TIME IN LES HOUCHES
Tuesday 24th October at 10am
Take a trip back in time: observe, share and slip into the costume of a mountain dweller to discover and experience the activities of days gone by.
From 5 years old / Duration 1h30 / Price: €3 child, adult admission fee

Reservations required until the day before the activity at Les Houches Tourist Office: +33 (0)4 50 55 50 62

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).

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minimum age
3 years old
Rates
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.
Opening dates
From 06/05 to 30/06/2024.
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Monday to Thursday, booking only.

From 01/07 to 01/09/2024
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Location
The Mountain Museum
2 rue de l'Eglise
74310 Les Houches
Nearest bus stop : Les Houches Mairie bus stop
Nearest train stop : Les Houches train station
Nearest car parks: Mairie / Freney (Carrefour Contact)
Handicap
The museum is partially accessible to people with reduced mobility.The access is to be made from the back of the building, then a lift is available to access the 1st floor. However, the exhibition halls are quite narrow and do not allow easy maneuvering of a wheelchair.

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