The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857.  For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration. 

With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more! 

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The Golden and Silver Ages of Mountaineering 1855-1900
From Saturday 07 January 2017 -  02:00pm
To Wednesday 29 March 2017 - 04:00pm
Saturday 07 January 2017

AC Library’s Exhibition: 'The Golden and Silver Ages of Mountaineering 1855-1900'

From: 7 January to 29 March 2017,

At: Frenchay Village Museum, 1 Begbrook Park, Winterbourne, Bristol BS16 1SZ



Opening hours:  Saturday & Sunday, 2pm-5pm, and Wednesday, 1pm-4pm.

Lecture: "The Golden Age of Alpinism & British Victorian Climbers", will be on Thursday 9th March. It will be at 7.30 pm and the exhibition will be specially open on that Thursday from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm for AC members. The lecture venue is Frenchay Village Hall, Beckspool Road, BS16 1NU, (at  the junction with Cleeve Road); the hall is about 600 metres from the Museum. Reasonable parking at both places, and on local streets. 

Viewing is highly recommended: photographs, first edition books, archives and artefacts highlighting the climbing partnerships between AC members and AC members' expeditions from the 1870s as far afield as the Caucasus and the Karakoram Himalayas..


Location South West
1 Begbrook Park, Frenchay
BS16 1SZ
Frenchay Village Museum
1 Begbrook Park,
BS16 1SZ