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Address: Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 967 41 00
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Small but very, very good museum

The museum is mostly below ground level, and was much, much better than we anticipated. History is presented in several small reconstructed huts and buildings that tell all about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Historically interesting and with a novel entrance. Well worth seeing but is cash only as is the souvenir shop. It also has no senior citizens discount.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is mostly below ground level, and was much, much better than we anticipated. History is presented in several small reconstructed huts and buildings that tell all about the people, the climbers that attempted the Matterhorn and other nearby mountains. Exhibit of the first successful (and tragic) climb in 1865.....and lots on the guides that worked in the area... More 

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We spent over an hour there going through the museum. I would recommend getting the audio set. Very informative

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Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a nice museum, especially if you are traveling with a mountaineer. It is fun to see the history of Zermatt climbing. If you have the Swiss Flex Pass this museum is included in that cost.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Quite small but interesting. You need to take your time or you may miss things. Makes you wonder just how mad the early climbers must have been. Tweed jackets and hobnail boots!

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Isle of Man
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

An "inter active" history lesson about the Matterhorn - do go, it is really informative without throwing history at you. Gives you lots of background information about "that" mountain. Audio guides available in many languages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The museum turned out to be more informative than I thought it would be. The history and artifacts were outstanding.

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Maldegem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a very nice and pleasant little museum. It's quite small but there's a lot of info there once you look for it. Especially in the research center once you get on the computer you can browse through a lot of information about the first climbing of the Matterhorn and how the whole alpinisme thing got started in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It's fairly small so take the time to go through. It held a lot of information about the history of the area and all the people who have climbed and of course many that have died.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Well done history of Zermatt and the Matterhorn, mostly rooms of how locals lived 100-200 years ago, but also some exhibits of Neolithic man and recent growth.

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Address: 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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