Barry – The legendary St Bernard Dog

Barry, the most famous rescue dog in the world, died 200 years ago but remains a legend to this day. Barry can be admired at the Natural History Museum Bern, where a new exhibition explores the heroic deeds attributed to this extraordinary St Bernard from the Great St Bernard Pass. The question is, which of the stories surrounding him are fact and which are myths? The exhibition tells the whole truth.


Opening times
Monday 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday / Thursday / Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prices for the permanent exhibition
Adults CHF 8.00
Students / pensioners / disability benefits claimants/ groups of 10 people or more CHF 6.00
Members of the Verein des Naturhistorischen Museums CHF 2.00
Children and young people aged 16 and under/ school parties Free


Barry was born in 1800, the year that Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States and that Schiller's Maria Stuart was performed for the first time. Continue ...


- Brochure of the exhibition PDF
- Press release PDF
- Images

Media contact

Simon Jäggi
PR officer
+41 (0) 31 350 72 97


Natural History Museum
Bernastrasse 15
CH-3005 Bern
+41 (0) 31 350 71 11