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Matterhorn Museum

Address: Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well worth the admission price. So much information on the area, the many climbs, climbers, equipment etc. A must to fully understand the Matterhorn and the Zermatt history.

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West Malling, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Sounds odd but it is a very interesting museum providing lots of insight to Zermatt, the Matterhorn and the impact of tourism on the area. Larger than it looks from outside.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great museum in the heart of the village. So well designed and interesting for the whole family to wander about. Lovely lady works at reception and it's a lovely way to spend an hour and learn about the history of such a beautiful place.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was really amazed looking at the gears and equipment that the mountain climbers used to climb.Even though i just spent 3 days in Zermatt, this museum gave me a brief knowledge of Mt. Matterhorn and the lifestyle of people living in the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is a great little museum, a definite must for a day when you want to give the ski slopes a miss. In the village and next to the church, it is mostly underground and full of information about the development of Zermatt and the stories of the early climbers to reach the Summit of the Matterhorn. The excerpt from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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