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Matterhorn Museum

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Address: Kirchplatz 11, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Day Tour to Zermatt and the Matterhorn from Stresa
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A must do!

The museum is amazing and a must do while you are here!!! All of the old pictures and letters and how the mountaineers lived is truly amazing!!! I wouldn't think it was worth 10... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is amazing and a must do while you are here!!! All of the old pictures and letters and how the mountaineers lived is truly amazing!!! I wouldn't think it was worth 10 franks per persons but still pretty cool!!!

Thank Katie A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is worth a visit if you are in Zermatt, especially on a cloudy day. Interesting to learn of the climbing history of the Matterhorn. Amazing to see the thin rope that broke on the initial succession climb of the Matterhorn.

Thank L0ve2travel0ften
Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 2 teens and I visited this museum and enjoyed reading and seeing pieces of the history of the town, the mountain and the people. Very folksy, but has some more modern features as well. Very interesting. It is all underground.

1 Thank Vicki L
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small but interesting museum, gives you the opportunity to understand the history of The Matterhorn and of the town of Zermatt. While in Zermatt, it's a Most!!

Thank 22PML
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fascinating learning about the history of the Matterhorn and the men who conquered the mountain. Our only complaint is we wish it was longer/bigger. The museum is a must see while in Zermatt.

Thank Tyrell N
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small , Interesting place , videos showing the heroes who made it the top of the Matterhorn and also those who couldn't make it .

Thank Thilakka J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by to see this little museum near the church. Its simple but impressive and the old Zermatt culture they all well-preserved. Plus its interesting to note that you will find here the history behind the first expedition to the top of Matterhorn. It was a story with a bit of scandal. Try to find out!

Thank tourist_binich
Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum only takes an hour out of your time, is conveniently located in Zermatt, and worth the 10 francs (5 for kids). The recreated homes, huts, and church give an authentic visual of life in this 19th century village. I especially found the story boards and interviews about the tragic first ascent of the Matterhorn informative and interesting. Even... More 

Thank Sheila R
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 11 November 2016

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.

Thank staceyjoy2016

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