A house dating from 1750 is home to the museum, recording the mountain way of life via the recreation of a traditional dwelling and displaying every day objects in their original setting.
The Montagnard museum is located in one of the oldest house of the center of the village. The museum presents a collection of ethnographic objects used in the Arve valley for agro pastoral activities in the villages and in the pastures.
Three rooms of the traditional housing is represented in the museum: the “pèle” (bedroom and living room), the “outa” (kitchen) and the “sarto” (cellar). Two rooms are dedicated to the temporary exhibition. At the ground floor, you’ll find objects in relation with the processing of milk, the porterage, the farm work and the immigration in Les Houches at the 19th century.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION « From the garden to the plate »
From the 1st of July 2019 to the 14th of November 2020.
From the color of honey to the ingredients of the soup, from the arrival of sugar to the regulations about alcohol, come and discover how the eating and drinking has evolved in Les Houches through the two last centuries. Through different objects and themes (production, drinking, storing, buying, consuming), this exhibition shows you the different food practice from the 19th century to nowadays. Far from the touristic food, you’ll find out more about Les Houches’ History and its inhabitants throughout their vegetables, recipes and shops.
Guided tours, activities and workshops for all ages are organized throughout the year.
Groups: guided visit of the permanent exhibition on booking all year round (max. 19 persons/9 persons during Covid period)
Individual: guided visit on booking all year round (min. 2 persons)
Good to know• until 9 pers.
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.
From 01/07 to 31/08/2020 between 2.30 pm and 5.45 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.