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Matterhorn Museum

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Address: Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 967 41 00
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Always interesting to learn about the place you are vacationing. There's not much to do in Zermatt (which is the point and great!) but walk around trying different foods... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Always interesting to learn about the place you are vacationing. There's not much to do in Zermatt (which is the point and great!) but walk around trying different foods & enjoying each others company.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was such a fascinating and well put together exhibition. There are all kinds of displays and means of informing and I spent a very happy hour and a half here. German and French obviously but also English and Japanese speakers are all catered for automatically without especial effort on the part of the visitor. This was so helpful especially... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was better than we were expecting. It is well presented and with lots of interesting information.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This museum was great. It went back to when the first persons reached the summit and several climbers lost their lives. It was very moving

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very intersted museum, in the centre of Zermatt. A little historic villlage re-built in a little historic village !!!

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Umeå
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this small museum at Kirchplatz in Zermatt. The special exhibition on the first ascent of Matterhorn 150 years ago may have contributed to my liking. There were lots of interesting stories telling about man's fascination with the mountain that is towering of Zermatt. I felt it was a couple of well spent hours to visit... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited this museum accompanied by a professional climber and rescue team member. In spite of his comments the exhibition seemed disappointing. Some photos, some screens, show display with shoes and photo cameras. Very erratic, too many people in small space. There is an attempt to create the model of old Zermatt at the bottom of the museum. It looks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I thought that this museum would be pretty dull, but it's superbly arranged with so many interesting exhibits about how the Matterhorn was conquered. Be sure to catch the movie in the mini-theatre--it's quite good and gives you some perspective about the race by the Swiss and the Italians to race to the top.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stopped in because we were killing a little time, the museum is small and was rather boring. I would not make a special stop here.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Centrally located, has a lot of information, and old hits etc ...audio in English is the best way to do this. Lots of interesting films, historical. Interesting narrative on the tragic first climb, 150 years ago...where are the film makers? Have a look at one way of celebrating 150 years..skiing down the Matterhorn!? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YEm2PrqAlc

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