This museum is a great place for a short visit. Located on the fringes of Martigny close to the main road to Italy, it is easily found by car and has a car park next door. This car park is also used by the 'tourist train' that drives up to the Chateau de la Batiaz through town.
The museum itself is delightful, costing 12chf per adult, you get an opportunity to walk through the kennels and gardens on the ground floor and then view the permanent exhibition on the first floor. The second floor space is currently being used for a temporary exhibition of glass.
The dogs all look very healthy and happy, have plenty of space and I was pleased to see on two different occasions pairs of dogs being taken off site for exercise. There was the occasional and informal chance to interact with adult dogs as they were being taken out for exercise.
The permanent exhibition is very interesting with a mixture of short films, paintings, models and displays exploring the history of the breed and the area. I should mention that most of the language used is French with few translations into English, German etc.
My two boys and I spent a little over an hour at the museum, we didn't use the cafe. But we had a lovely visit and my older boy (11 years old) in particular adored the digs that we saw.
In addition to the museum, next door is the Roman Ampitheatre and across the road are the remains of the Roman road that connected Rome and London. If you continue to walk through the underpass (5mins) you'll come to the tepidarium, well worth the short walk.
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