Barryland – Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard (Martigny)

We first visited 🐶 Barryland – Musée et Chiens du Saint-Bernard with a dog-loving and inquisitive 3 year old and a sleeping (mostly!) newborn baby in a pram . . . this visit coincided with the arrival of St-Bernard puppies!

Adorable St-Bernard puppies at Barryland ©

Last year we visited again and this visit coincided with another litter of cute puppies, but also with the most wonderful 🐣 Easter egg hunt in the grounds next to the 🏺 Roman Amphitheatre!  The museum not only organised an 🐣 Easter egg hunt (included in the entrance to the museum), there were also lots of 🎨 creative Easter workshops on offer. After this visit, we came home with great quantities of chocolate and also some hard-boiled eggs (part of the hunt!).

More cute puppies at Barryland!  ©

Layout of the museum

The museum is set across three floors, with the ground floor devoted to the St-Bernard dogs. Visitors can view the dogs in their kennels and there is a large outdoor space where they play. At various stages during the day, there are some “meet and greet” moments with the dogs. On the first floor, visitors can learn about the history of the Great Saint-Bernard Pass and on the second floor there is an interactive exhibition about St-Bernard dogs for children. The museum organises 🎨 family activities and workshops on this floor.

Children and adults alike will LOVE this museum.

Puppies at play at Barryland! ©


When you need a break from cute dogs, then there is a ☕️ café / restaurant at the museum with both indoor seating and terraced seating outside called the Collier d’Or.

Gift Shop 

There is a gift shop at the entrance, so if you need a new St-Bernard cuddly toy, this is the place to be!


Adults: CHF 12
Senior Citizens (60+ years): CHF 10
Children (8+ years) and Students: CHF 7
Families: 25 CHF

good to know: visitors to Barryland – Musée et chiens du Saint-Bernard are entitled to a 30% reduction on the admission price to the Pierre Gianadda Foundation on presentation of their entrance ticket, and the reverse is also applicable.

Opening hours:

The museum is open daily from 10h-18h and CLOSED on 24th and 25th December.

Fondation Barry
Barryland – Musée et chiens du Saint-Bernard
Rue du Levant 34
1920 Martigny

tel: +41 (0)27 720 49 20

parking: there is plentiful parking on site.

Please note that the museum is located on a busy main road.  Be very careful near the entrance with small children!

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