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Address: Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 27 967 41 00
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Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa
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It was a very cloudy day, so instead of going up to the Gornergrat, we went to the museum which we did not plan of doing. I am very glad I went. While I am easily bored with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very cloudy day, so instead of going up to the Gornergrat, we went to the museum which we did not plan of doing. I am very glad I went. While I am easily bored with visiting some museums and palaces, I easily spent over two hours here. Don't be fooled by the small opening. There are, I... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very interesting presentation of the history of Zermatt and the Matterhorn. I especially appreciated the room dedicated to science through the years, focused on the minerals found there as well as the wildlife.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a decent hour activity, it is free with Swiss Travel Pass so good for a quick visit. It is a quiet activity but for a place of shops and scenic sights, it can be a break from the normal that may be worthwhile once you walk through the whole strings of shops. We enjoy the walk through, different,... More 

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Orlando, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Very nice museum with a lot to learn about the history of Zermatt and the Matterhorn climbers. I cannot imagine a stay in town without a visit to the museum. It is a nice indoor activity to supplement the outdoor fun you have on the slopes.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This museum is definitely worth an hour or 2 of your time. The special exhibit was especially interesting, detailing the different tales about what actually happened on the first summit when 4 cllimbers died. We also especially enjoyed the video of how a helicopter rescue is conducted. That takes some very brave people!

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Thank Kathy E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is an excellent little museum showing what life was like in the Swiss Alps in the past. It also has the history of the first climbing of the Matterhorn together with part of the broken rope which led to the deaths of four of the climbers. There is also a film show.

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Sitiawan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Great Museum, not very big ... Very interesting to learn about the Swiss Alpine history and the development of the Alpine Tourism in the early days - 1st successful Matterhorn climb was already 151 years ago ! unbelievable ...... Don't miss this attraction - its a MUST

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

I am interested in Swiss Anglo mountaineering history so I am a bit biased but I think it is a great museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We were able to get in for free with our Swiss Travel Pass, so it was a great deal! I loved learning about the history of the Matterhorn! The exhibits are well done and the mystery of the first successful climbers and the breaking rope was engaging! Loved it!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

A relatively small museum with lots of interesting information about the Matterhorn and Zermatt. There is a good range of artefacts, video, photos and written information. The lower floor is great for children as it is set out to show how Zermatt has been in the past, with houses, animals and lots of things to touch. An interesting 90 minute... More 

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