The Matterhorn Museum, Zermatt

Currently Closed
  • Address: Kirchplatz, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Timings: 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +41-279674100
  • Ticket Price: 10 CHF
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition
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About The Matterhorn Museum, Zermatt

If you’re in Zermatt for a short while and are on a mission to see as much as Zermatt as you can in a short span, the Matterhorn Museum should be your first stop. In the most basic sense, the museum traces the development of Zermatt from a tiny Alpine village to the ski resort destination it is today!

The museum also features the perils of all those who tried to scale the Matterhorn, losing their life in the bargain. In fact, one of the exhibits that is frequently viewed is a piece of snapped rope from the first ever attempt to scale the mountain, back in 1865. Other highlights you should not miss out on include the multimedia room where excerpts of a film are shown, a stone axe from the Neolithic Age and the remains of a mercenary from the 16th century. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Zermatt Itinerary 3 Days.

The Matterhorn Museum Ticket Prices

  • Tickets for children: CHF 5.
  • Children below 9 years of age: Free Entry.

How To reach The Matterhorn Museum by Public Transport

  • Zermatt, BrückezumSteg (bus station).

Restaurants Near The Matterhorn Museum

  • Elsie's Bar
  • Heimberg
  • Restaurant Whymper-Stube

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Things to Know Before Visiting The Matterhorn Museum

  • 31.2% of people who visit Zermatt include The Matterhorn Museum in their plan

  • 53.69% of people start their The Matterhorn Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Matterhorn Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

61.38% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Matterhorn Museum

People normally club together Unterrothorn and Paperla Pub while planning their visit to The Matterhorn Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

The Matterhorn Museum, Zermatt Reviews

  • Well worth visiting when slopes are closed for the day. There's a lot of history of the summitting of the Matterhorn. A lot I was completely unaware of. Love the little goat noises on the ground floor :)

  • Great place to go to see and experience the way of life people used to live at the area

  • To get more understanding about Matterhorn story. Free visit with Swiss travel pass.

  • Wonderful museum, love the outside look!

  • Nice Museum learnt a lot about the mountains, the people who fell from matterhorn mountain and how was Zermatt established. They also have a small cinema that shows part of the event ( matterhorn mountain) 10 Swiss franc per person 5 Swiss franc for the audio guide They don't allow bags so you put them in lockers for free

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