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Matterhorn Museum

Address: Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great little museum and so interesting. GIves you the history of the mountain climbs as well as tourism in Zermatt and how the locals lived in this climate. A must see while in Zermatt.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's easy to walk past this little opening of the Matterhorn Museum. In fact, it is quite large, extending far underneath the sidewalk. It is a fascinating look at the history of the Matterhorn, and those who tried to conquer it. Actual artifacts from the early days of mountain climbing. An easy museum to see. You can enjoy it for... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is fabulous! from outside seems to be small but once you get in- its big. We enjoyed a lot! i recommend also for people who are normally not so much into museums :-)

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Mauritius
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Take time to vivit this eye opening museum in the middle to the town opposite St Mauritius Church... better done in the morning when there is not that many people so that you can spend time getting to know the stories behind

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Madison WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Interesting exhibit worth the cost and is free with Swiss Rail Pass. Recreations of cabins and climbing gear from 1865. Story of first successful asent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Nice building in the centre of Zermatt, ideal for a lazy visit if its raining or a quicker visit if its sunny. Lots for little and big kids alike, this is a well done museum. Free entrance with half price rail card.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Good bit of history for orientation to the sights. Free with Swiss pas and well worth price of admission. Centrally located

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

it was a nice little place to know about the history of zermatt and its mountains. entrance is free if you have a swiss pass.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Entry was included with our Swiss Pass, but was inexpensive anyway. It looked from the outside like there wasn't going to be much, but it is almost entirely underground. Of course there was lots of information on the climbing of the Matterhorn but it also provided a good insight into life in the area in times gone with many recreated... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

THis was great, I didn't know very much about the Matterhorn ascent attempts, and the museum tells the story really well, with great photos and items from actual climbs at least 150 years ago. Churchill and Roosevelt were just two climbers of note, and the women climbers were really extraordinary - in long skirts etc! I would have liked more... More 

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