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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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great insight into the past of Zermatt

Great style to the museum, all displayed as an old swiss village. enough to keep all the family entertained. Interesting insight to what life was like in the 1800s-1900s in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great style to the museum, all displayed as an old swiss village. enough to keep all the family entertained. Interesting insight to what life was like in the 1800s-1900s in Zermatt. Most of the display is dedicated to the first ascent of the matterhorn - which is very interesting, but am a little ashamed of my British heritage, based on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Exhibits display the mountain world of past generations and see how the people lived in Zermatt in the 19th century and shudder at the sight of the broken rope from the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four of the seven climbers lost their lives at that time. And one looks in wonder at “Theo,” the 16th century mercenary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A small but interesting museum, telling the history of Zermatt down the years, items showing how thingx have moved on for mountaineers. How zermatt moved from being a hard farming community to one where tourism plays a major part. I did not pay as free entry comes with the train ticket purchased.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An excellent museum depicting early Zermatt and hiking the Matterhorn. It was very interesting and informative- the ten minute movie is a must see. Set aside a couple of hours to see and read everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Cool museum about the first matterhorn ascent. Right in the middle of town, good audio guide. Several films to watch including an old black and white film about the competition between the Swiss and Italians in that first ascent.

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

An underground museum incorporating lots of fascinating historic information and exhibits and an amazing film theatre. The theatre incorporates a folding Matterhorn and you can choose from one of a number of films, all really good.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I went to this museum just to kill some time between two activities with my 7 years old son and it was more than I anticipated. For a reasonable fee you will lot a lot about Zermatt, its beginng and the ascent of the Matterhorn and its stories. Kids will also like it and I suggest to get the audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My partner and I decided to learn more about the history of the Matterhorn. Since this was the 150th anniversary of the first Assent. The museum is packed with knowledge, history and equipment of how the Matterhorn was conquered. With the Swiss travel pass flex we got into the museum for free. It only took an hour to go round,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A nice presentation on the old chalets and villages. There is special attention to the climbers' stories and it is very interesting even for young children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Quite a small museum but worth a visit. It's all underground on 2 levels. I like how they explain the exhibits in 4 languages, caters for lots of people. Learnt about the history of Zermatt.

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Address: Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 967 41 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt

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