Great St. Bernard Hospice museum


Visit the Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice Museum with access to the breeding establishment of the famous dogs in the place from which they originate, today entrusted to the Fondation Barry.

Established in the attic of the hotel opposite the hospice, the museum displays the surrounding natural environment: mineralogy, fauna, flora, climate … and retrace the particular prehistory and history of this route through objects given or abandoned by passers-through: weapons from the bronze age, Gallic coins, plaques, votive statuettes and Roman money found at the location of successive religious places of worship.
One of the building blocks of the museum is a bronze statue of Jupiter with silver eyes, found in the temple on top of the pass that is dedicated to this god and built under the Emperor Claude, around 50 AD. It was found during excavations on the Grand-Saint-Bernard pass at the end of the 19th century.

It tells the story of the founding of the Hospice and its development over the centuries, the work accomplished by Saint Bernard de Menthon and the religious community of the regular Saint Augustine monks with admirable longevity and loyalty.

Tariffs per person

Adults: CHF 10.-
Seniors: CHF 8.-
Children: CHF 6.-

In the PASS Saint-Bernard included


Group rates (from 10 people.)

Adults: CHF 8.50
Seniors: CHF 7.-
Children: CHF 5.-

Special family rate
Children 0-7 years old: free

Opening hours 

Museum: daily from mid-June to mid-October, from 10am to 6pm

Kennel: daily from mid-June to September, from 10am to 6pm

Great St. Bernard Hospice museum
Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard
1946 Bourg-St-Pierre

T. +41 (0)27 787 12 36