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Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard

Rue du Levant 34, Martigny 1920, Switzerland
+41 27 722 65 42
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Terrible staff - Not recommended

I am a Swiss from abroad and I am terrified to see how tourists are treated in place like... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Santa Clara, California
Very nice

Very nice muzeum to visit with kuds, where you learn about the history and can touch the St Bernard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Haim V
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Discover the history of the Saint-Bernard dog and of the Hospice of the Great-St-Bernard Pass. See the Saint-Bernard dogs and admire them in their parc. Once an hour, enjoy petting a Saint-Bernard dog !
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
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Rue du Levant 34, Martigny 1920, Switzerland
+41 27 722 65 42
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am a Swiss from abroad and I am terrified to see how tourists are treated in place like this.Staff at the counter is authoritarian and restaurant staff abrupt and impolite. Kids were happy to see the dogs but they are taking advantage of the...More

Thank serge9898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice muzeum to visit with kuds, where you learn about the history and can touch the St Bernard dogs

Thank Haim V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, three-year-old daughter, and I arranged to take a hike with the St. Bernards, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. One dog handler had three dogs, one for each family on the hike, and we each got to walk our own dog. My daughter...More

Thank KLJ-17
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Not only can you see these large dogs and their clumsy puppies playing, eating and sleeping but you can also cuddle a large adult, which is an impressive experience, especially for children. In addition, the first floor museum presents the history of the Grand Saint...More

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had it all lined up: 3:30pm Session on the correct behavior to have towards a dog >>> plenty of kids were gathered on the last floor to attend this, and it was SSOOOOOOOOO BOOOOORING (and the kids behaved so well) - not sure why...More

Thank The_Swiss_One
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I was surprised at the quality of this museum. The audio visual displays as well as the static were first rate. There is a floor devoted to children to enjoy activities. Surprisingly when there we saw visitors returning with some of the foundation's dogs which...More

Thank 586ianf
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were expecting a lot more, i.e. to see dogs playing in the playground as well as the current puppies (as seen on the webcam). The puppies were not there and the dogs (approx. 7-9) were just laying around in their boxes. We mentioned our...More

Thank molou244
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This venue has to be visited. The dogs are on the ground floor and best seen at meal times. They are really good natured. the first floor explains the history of the dogs and the hospice. There is a wonderful film that was probably shot...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 19 February 2017

OK I have to admit that coming here was the whole point of our trip to Switzerland. I have had St. Barnards for almost 50 years, so this was pilgrimage for me to visit the Barry Foundation. Now that the monks have stopped their breeding...More

Thank SnitchsMom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Sooo cuddly!! Museum info all in french..didn't find it very interesting. Best bit was meeting the dogs.More

Thank Paula D
Ana D, Responsable commercial at Barryland - Musee et Chiens du St-Bernard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Dear Paula D Thank you for your feedback. We have the documentation in English for the first floor only, which explains the whole history of the Gt-St-Bernard Pass and the dogs. If the employees of the reception did not give you the documentation, we are...More

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15 July 2017|
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Response from KLJ-17 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if you have to, but we did. It was very busy, and we regretted not having a reservation for the restaurant even. So I'd make one.
Reshma C
7 May 2017|
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Response from Ian G | Reviewed this property |
You can catch the train from Interlaken to Visp and change fro Martigny