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Matterhorn Museum

Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #14 of 25 Attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the hour or so it took to get through the Matterhorn Museum. It's 10CHF per adult, or free is you have a Swiss Pass, and it was stroller-friendly. The museum was very well done, with many artifacts from life in Zermatt when it was a farming town, as well as information and artifacts on the climbing history... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went in her to pass an hour or so whilst there was some rain- really interesting actually - not only about the Matterhorn's history, but about the lives of original Zermatt villagers.

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South Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were walking through Zermatt one morning when It started drizzling. We stopped in to kill some time. We ended up staying over 2 hours. Excellent museum. It is much larger than it looks from the outside. It extends under ground. It displays the history of Zermatt, the Matterhorn, and some of the famous people that have climbed it.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fab museum ...gives a good insight to life in the valley 150 years ago! Great history class! Very well done well worth a visit

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a small well organized museum that covers the history of the area. Climbing/mountaineering is so much a part of Zermatt - this museum covers it.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This museum is a must see, to gain a historical perspective of the town of Zermatt and the history of the Matterhorn. Best to see when the weather is not cooperating. If you have a Swiss Pass, you get in free!

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Devon
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Worth a look for up to an hour, beautifully presented with some interesting bits about the Matterhorn climbing and also local history, particularly around development of tourism. Good to go to whilst other half off in the shops!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A very pleasant and interesting way to spend a morning if you need a rest from the hiking or a bad weather day. Allow plenty of time to take it all in. Entry is free if you have certain lift passes or reduced if you have the 'staying in Zermatt' visitor card.

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Baltimore
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A well curated museum (with english language headphone narration) that will give you a glimpse of Alpine prehistory and a very extensive snap shot of Alpine Swiss life as it evolved from isolated herdsmen, through the initial phase of English young gentlemen coming to do 'manly things' before settling into English country life and then on to the international climbing... More

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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We spent some time there on a rainy day with nothing better to do. With our Swisspass, entry was free of charge, but still, if you have somewhere better to go, use the time to do more than visiting this museum. You can read all about the Matterhorn on the internet, much more info than at the museum. If I... More

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