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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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History's Mystery unraveled!

The museum looks very small from the outside & once you step in the museum descends taking you the nostalgic journey of Matterhorn mountaineering journey. Do take the audio guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The museum looks very small from the outside & once you step in the museum descends taking you the nostalgic journey of Matterhorn mountaineering journey. Do take the audio guide it's very involving & dramatic adding more life to the visuality. Kids will feel they are taken on a story journey with the audio guide. ENJOYED IT !

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You will be transformed into the past when descending the stairs. Replica houses of old Zermatt mixed with interactive movie screening are just some of the highlights. Thete is enough information interestingly showcased to keep you busy for a couple of hours on a rainy day.

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Kaunakakai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you are 1) a climber (of any standing), or 2) a history addict, you must visit the Zermatt Mountaineering Museum. The displays and exhibits, while not Louvre quality, are the very stuff of history itself. On display is Whymper's ice axe (eispikel) and the shards of rope that failed during the first successful ascent of Matterhorn, which resulted in... More 

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St. Moritz, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Learned a lot from visiting this museum. Very worth while. Really shows you how times were in the old days in this piece of the world.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I spent 2 days in Zermatt on my last night I decided to go as I was interested in its history and wanted to learn more. The museum is impressive in construction and no doubt holds interesting artifacts however no clear linear structure or even introduction to its organisation exists. So it feels like reading random pages from its history... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A place you absolutely have to visit while being in Zermatt and if you look for an activity outside the slope or hiking. The rebuilt a full little village in the museum with very interactive and interesting insights on how people lived at the time Whymper climed for the first time succesfully the Matterhorn, so 150 years back.

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leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Loved the old German black and white film showing about the first successful ascent. Interesting recreations of houses. A bit on the flora and fauna. Sadly the 16 th century body found with sword was simply a photograph. Presumably the items are at some bigger museum.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My opinion may be bias by the fact we don't pay for museums in the UK, but I thought this was a small museum and should be free. So much money is pumped into the area by tourism, so services like this should be free. Maybe the UK should start charging for museums as well. Very little customer service, and... More 

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We wanted to see this museum to get a better understanding of the hardship and history of conquering the Matterhorn. Amazing courage and determination to achieve.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The museum is really interesting... all this story about Zermatt, the reconstruction, the movies, the old material and old town, the photos ! Really good ! Gotta go if you are in Zermatt !

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