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Matterhorn Museum

Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #15 of 25 Attractions in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Ispra, Italy
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

From the outside the Museum seems quite insignificant and small. Actually it's underground and it's quite big, showing you the history of the village, everyday life in the Alps in the previous centuries and of course the history of Matterhorn ascents.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant museum. Small and cosy, but full of wonderful examples from the alpine history. Leaving the museum, you feel genuinely moved and full of appreciation and proudness of pioneer's courage and spirit.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This small museum is easy to do with a complete history of the first climb and even the real tent at the basecamp. Next year is the great celebration of the first climb. It should be great!!!!!!!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Toured the museum during a recent stay and enjoyed learning more about the town's history and its inhabitants. This is a relatively small museum that can be completed in about an hour or so. Be sure to watch excerpts from a 1930's movie which portrays the first ascent of the Matterhorn. We presented our Swiss Rail Flexi Pass and were... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Not the largest museum in the world but really well laid out and it tells the story of the mountain and the people who have lived and died on it in a graphic way. Many interesting exhibits

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting museum about life in Zermatt in pre-skiing times, and the history of climbing the Matterhorn. Well worth a visit (if you're tired of skiing or climbing yourself!).

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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