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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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Matterhorn Museum

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A very comprehensive collection of the history of Zermatt and the Matterhorn. Make sure you watch the video presentations. If you travel on a Swiss Rail Pass make sure you show it for discount admission.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Spent an hour in May in the Matterhorn Museum. A lot of details on the first conquest of Matterhorn and lot of artefacts belonging to the various climbers are interesting. The short clip on the first conquest was inspiring. worth a visit to get a real feel of history.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spent an interesting couple of hours on an unusually snowy afternoon in May in the Matterhorn Museum. There is a lot about the Matterhorn and the first ascent but also exhibits of old tools and farming methods from the area, archeological finds and geological bits.. but not too much of anything, presented succinctly in several languages and with a variety... More 

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Oxford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The museum in Zermatt is very centrally located and not too big to make it an all day trip. It gives the visitor an insight of how Zermatt has developed from a small mountain dwelling to a famous skiing resort due to the vicinity of the Matterhorn. It also depicts how the dwellers of the early days lived in live-size... More 

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Staunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We popped in here when we were in Zermatt as it was free with our Swiss pass. It was well worth having a look around and the displays are interesting and well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place looks small but it is not. Lots of informaiton, exhibits and displays telling hthe history of the area. Some excellent movies on climbing the Matterhorn.

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a must. You may miss other things but don't miss the Museum. No need to say more. You will be pleased you went there!

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Cave Junction, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This museum was very well organized, educational and not inordinately expensive. I highly recommend it for families with children and adults

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