esp St Michel 615 all du Recteur Payot - Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - 74400
04 50 55 53 93
Rates and schedule
The museum’s completion is the culmination of a collaboration between the Mineralogy Club and the town of Chamonix.
This facility is intended as a "site" museum that gives pride of place to minerals from Mont Blanc, which are known throughout the world, particularly smoked quartz and pink fluorspars.
The exhibits come from the club’s collections, the Musée Alpin (municipal collection), the "Lesage" collection bought by the municipal authority and the club, and others are on loan from crystal specialists and collectors.
The "Espace Tairraz" propose also the interactive mounteering exhibition.
New exhibition till November : " Les minéraux de Chessy, deux siècles de rêves bleus".
Unguided group tours
Guided group tours
Unguided individual tours
Pay car park
Rates and schedule
Group adults: 4.50 € (Group price from 15 people, free entrance for group guide)
Group children: 2 € (Group price from 15 people, free entrance for group guide.)
Adult: 5.90 €
Child: Free entrance for children under 18 years old (with family).
Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
Reduced fare upon presentation of the voucher : 4,50 €.
( Guest card, resident, seasonal, senior, student, local, large family, disabled).
Entrance to the Alpine Museum allows free access to Espace Tairraz (temporary exhibition and Museum of Crystals).
Modes de paiement
From 01/09 to 31/12/2016, daily between 2 PM and 6 PM.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.
During french holidays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm
Annuel closing from November 14th to 26th included.
Exposition : Alpinisme
A place of discovery designed on the basis of electronic and mechanical systems for a unique, playful experience through a long journey in the Alps from former times to today.