Alpine exhibition set to open

December 22 2016

FRENCHAY Village Museum is hosting an exhibition by the Alpine Club - the world’s oldest mountaineering society.

FRENCHAY Village Museum is hosting an exhibition by the Alpine Club - the world’s oldest mountaineering society.

It was founded 1857 and Francis Fox Tuckett of Frenchay was an early member, one of  the pioneers of the Golden Age of Alpinism, with many early conquests, including the Matterhorn in 1865. 

The Alpine Club organised the first successful Everest expedition in 1953, and have promised some interesting items for their exhibition, which was in the museum in  Chamonix until recently.

Frenchay Village Museum is at the junction of Begbrook Park and Frenchay Park Road. It’s open Sat & Sun. 2-5pm, & Wed. 1-4pm. The exhibition is opens from Jan 7 to the end of March.