Located right in the heart of the historic center, the Museum of Megève is in the authentic frame of the former House of Charity, building of the XVIIth century endowed with a baroque chapel.

Museum Museum of Megève Megève

About

Megève (74120)
Animals not allowed
Activity on request
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

Bought to a farmer by reverend Blaise Gaspard Orsy, this building, fitted out by two mègevans carpenters, had opened its doors in 1707. It was managed by the Compagnie des Dames de la Charité, established in 1696 by the same priest, with for mission " to serve the sick, visit and help the poor people, protect the orphans and people who were unable to either work or beg ".

After the Revolution, in 1795, the House of Charity becomes a Home which can accommodate 20 poor people, men and women. In 1862, the priest Ambroise Martin gave the management to the Saint-Joseph Sisters.

From 1982, a few years after the opening of the new retirement home, this building had thematic exhibitions, and became officially the Museum of Megève in 1988 till September 2016.

Chapel visit and permanent exhibition “3 centuries of solidarity in Megève”, which unveils the unique story of the Alms House that became a hospice in 1793, by means of a film, archives and photographs.
Upon request, throughout the year. Admission free.

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    Prices

    Free access.

    Reception

    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : French

    Please ring at the entrance of the Museum.

    Opening

    Every day throughout the year.
    Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
    Visit of the exhibition " three centuries of Solidarity in Megve" and of the chapel.

    On demand. Canceled or closed.

    Activity on request

    Labels and rating

    Municipal museum

    Services
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Wi-fi
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tour free of charge
    Equipments
    • Exhibition space
    Activities
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition

    Access

    66 rue du Comte de Capré Chapelle de l'ancien hospice 74120 Megève
    Information update on 11/09/2021 by Mairie de Megève