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“Most interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Matterhorn Museum

Matterhorn Museum
Kirchplatz, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 41 00
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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Zermatt
Type: Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Most interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Another must do in zermatt. A better one to save for a rainy day when you cant go up the mountains, you will spend ages in there just absorbing all the info, history etc from zermatts start in tourism onwards to the present day. Fascinating and very enjoyable.

Visited May 2013
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Vevey, Switzerland
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“A pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

Looking at the museum from outside, a modern small glass building in the middle of the village, you certainly don't expect much. I was very pleasantly surprised, the museum is actually very interesting. Down bellow, there is a huge space where Zermatt in the 19th century is featured, with old houses and chalets, not fakes, real ones. This gives a very good idea of what life was in Zermatt pre-tourism times. The is a very interesting section on the Matterhorn climbing history and a film theatre that gives you goosebumps looking at some of old times climbing adventurers. Really worth a visit!

Visited July 2013
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Richmond Hill
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“This might interest a history buff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Since our Swiss Pass covered this museum and we had an hour to spare in Zermatt after coming back from Kleine Matterhorn, we decided to give it a shot.

It was quite interesting really, but focusing quite a bit on the history of the town. The place that I spent the most time was the wall of Matterhorn-related items, including chocolate packaging, etc.

Worth a look if it was free (the normal entry fee was 10CHF).

Visited June 2013
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“a rainy day adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This museum is really neat. It has lots of displays on what the area was like back as far as 1600s. It took a good two hours to go through it including a great movie on The Matterhorn.

Visited July 2013
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“Eh, Not Stellar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Not a great museum by any means, but if you're in Zermatt, you should take a look. Nice films in the Matterhorn room, as well as recreation of life in Zermatt centuries ago. Nice to see the gear from various hiking trips, and a real treat if you're a mountaineering fan, but a short visit is plenty!

Visited July 2013
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