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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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Wonderful, interesting experience

Despite our slight aversion to museums, we visited this fascinating place towards the end of our day visit to Zermatt. The museum is only open from 3-5 pm. There is an entrance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Warwick,
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite our slight aversion to museums, we visited this fascinating place towards the end of our day visit to Zermatt. The museum is only open from 3-5 pm. There is an entrance charge, but it is free on the Swiss Pass. It tells the story of mountaineering on the Matterhorn, and covers the life of local villagers from the early... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a real credit to Zermatt. Beautifully laid out and full of fascinating details of the history of climbing on the Matterhorn especially the fateful first ascent. The staff are helpful and charming and the museum is centrally located and great value for money. A brilliant way of finding out more about Zermatt and the enigmatic mountain and... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit - allow 1 or 1.5 hours to give time to watch various screened exhibits. Enjoyed the time spent there, and learnt a lot, but someone needs to make the signage clearer, and for example to make sure all the explanations are not just in German. Most were in at least three languages, but not all. Some... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small museum adjacent to the Zermatterhof hotel, and within walking distance of most places in the town. Despite being small, there is a great deal of interest to be seen. One level showing the history of Alpine exploration and in particular the first disastrous ascent of the Matterhorn, with much of the original mountaineering equipment and clothing shown. On... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan enough time to fully enjoy this wonderful museum. It's hours are only in the afternoon and we had to rush to get to church on time. It's located right next to the church of St. Mauritius

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting experience about the Matterhorn mountain and those that have climbed it. Give yourselves a good hour or so to take in all the exhibits including a cinema area as well as a reconstruction of the old village buildings of Zermatt. The cost is 10 Swiss francs per adult.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids are free. Adults 10CHF. Nice subterranean museum that provides a good overview and history of life in Zermatt and the Matternhorn.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Matterhorn is a beautiful sight, but learning about the history, conflict, and people that contributed to its importance made the experience much more exciting. The museum reconstructs an old settler's town inside for kids, and has an exciting tale of the first Matterhorn ascent for adults. This museum has something for everyone and I was very glad I went!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you have a museum pass or similar that will give you free admission. A state of the art building and a lot of imagination has gone into presenting the history of the area & the development of mountaineering. If social history museums and/or mountaineering are of interest then it will be fascinating, otherwise, only mildly diverting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum feaiture the history of the town of Zermat and the very interesting chronological history of the enent happened there. Great story of the claimers of the Matterhorn.

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