The summer of 2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn by a woman, when Lucy Walker reached the summit.
This anniversary is matched by the celebration of Switzerland’s introduction of national women’s suffrage in 1971 [albeit slightly later than some other countries!].
The combination of these two key dates has led the Matterhorn Museum to celebrate the role of women and equal rights in the history of Zermatt.
The ‘New Perspectives’ exhibition at the museum will put the spotlight on the women of Zermatt past and present, taking a closer look at their stories and women’s place in society.