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Museums & Galleries

Bratislava is home to 30 specialised museums.

Museums

Bratislava is home to 30 specialised museums. In the City History Museum, situated in the Old Town Hall, you can find out about the city history and the daily life of its inhabitants from prehistoric times until the end of the 1930s, while the Museum of History in Bratislava Castle documents history and the ethnocultural development of the Slovaks, It also houses an extensive numismatic collection from ancient times to the present. An authentic museum covering WWII and the  later Cold War can be found in museum B-S 4 alongside the Iron Curtain in Bratislava-Petržalka.

Galleries

Bratislava is the perfect destination for visual art lovers. Rich and unique collections ranging from medieval to contemporary art are on display in the Bratislava City Gallery and the Slovak National Gallery. Both galleries house permanent and temporary exhibitions including plaster and bronze casts of the character heads made by the sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt during his stay in Bratislava. The only preserved original, the bust of the Capuchin, is exhibited in the Bratislava City Gallery in Mirbach Palace.

The best examples of Slovak modern art can be seen in the Nedbalka Gallery with the interior layout similar to the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Less than 20 kilometres away from the city centre is the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, one of the youngest European museums of modern art, offering a unique symbiosis of works of art, modern architecture and surrounding nature.

The A4 – Space for Contemporary Culture is a multi-functional non-commercial center in the center of Bratislava oriented towards…

Seat of the Academy of Performing Arts

The grounds of the today´s museum were once part of the Limes Romanus as the museum is located…
The Arachaeological Museum is a branch with national influence and specializes in collecting, recording, restoring, preserving , presenting…
This museum presents the life and work of the Bratislava-born sculptor A. Fleischmann (1896 – 1990), who worked in…
Ateliér.EM was founded in 2009. It organizes the international SEM 1.–7. 2009–2015 symposium, whose results are presented in the…

Cultural institution with international activity.

The castle, on a hill above the old town, dominates the city of Bratislava.

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The rococo Mirbach Palace was built in 1768-1770 by Bratislava brewer Michael Spech. Its last private owner, Emil Mirbach, left the palace to the city with the wish that it be used to house the City Gallery.

The museum presents collection items from the railway sector in Slovakia in exhibitions mainly involving operational as well as…

Budmerice, a little village between Bratislava and Trnava, situated in the shadow of the Small Carpathians, is big by its history. With its past is associated the mighty Palffy dynasty that participated on the process of shaping the mediaval Europe.

Check out the History of our region over the period of second World War as well as the…
The Central European House of Photography operates the photographic PROFIL Gallery and the Martin Martinček’ Gallery; the public photographic…

This memorial was named after the main pressburg’s Rabbi Moshe Schreiber, also known as Chatam Sofer, who was one of the leading personalities of european judaism in the 19th century.

The Čin Čin Gallery was established in 2010 with the aim of presenting and selling visual art. The gallery’s…
The Gallery Cit enables professional graphic artists to present and sell their pieces of art in the form of…

The concept of the exposition held in the Old Town Hall concentrates on presentation of the history of the peoples of Bratislava and the influence of the historical events.

Attempts to develop a zoological garden in Bratislava stretches far back, while the first official considerations and discussions are dated back to 1948.

The ÚĽUV shop located on Nám. SNP is enriched with a presentation part. We gradually introduce the selected particularities…
The Museum of Education and Pedagogy is a nationally specialized facility, the only one of its kind in the…
The Czechoslovak Fortification is the best fortification system from 1930s. The fort has been reconstructed to the year 1938.…

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Bratislava's newest major gallery opened in September 2000, at a dramatic site on a peninsula jutting out into the Danube River, about 15 kilometres south of the city centre.

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The oldest traces of Slavic settlement date from the 8th century, and in the 9th century a fortress from the period of the Great Moravian Empire is believed to have stood here, linked to ruler Prince Rastislav.

The museum is located in the wine park and its main activities include collecting and exhibiting of art works. The most important part of the museum’s portfolio consists of a collection of works by Andy Warhol that forms the basis of the permanent exhibition.

Flatgallery has been opened since December 2012 as a private contemporary fine art gallery in the intimate environment of…
“The gallery is to be,” Marian Mudroch wrote in the first annual catalogue of the gallery in 2011. Since…

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Immerse yourself in the world of mirrors and enjoy the illusion of an infinity. Inspired by the surrounding world, the author created six seemingly infinite spaces.

Schaubmarov mlyn v Pezinku na západnom Slovensku je považovaný za najväčší potočný mlyn na Slovensku a za jeden z najväčších mlynov svojho druhu v Európe.

The spacious gallery Satelit represents the Mecca of Slovak design.

The gallery focuses on contemporary fine art exhibitions. The gallery’s key project is organizing the annual international Sculpture and…
Nadine Gardy, born in France, is particularly interested in the art of “New Europe” and its development after the…

This rococo summer palace was built in 1760 for the chairman of the Hungarian Royal Chamber and advisor to Empress Maria Theresa, Count Anton Grassalkovich.

Nowadays, the GUBA Gallery consists of nine separate galleries in the buildings of Business centers in Galvaniho street No.…
HIT Gallery focuses on the actual trends of contemporary visual art. Its aim is to dynamize local art-scene and…

You are invited to visit a Hutterite house dating from 1717 where you will learn a lot from the history of the Hutterites– a Protestant sect originating from Switzerland.

The Ján Cikker Museum was established in 2004 through the decision of the Ján Cikker Foundation, which is the…
50% discount with Bratislava Card The Jewish Community Museum focuses on the history and culture of the Jewish…
The Heydukova Street Synagogue is the only synagogue in Bratislava. Constructed in 1923-1926, it is a Cubist building…
Exhibition about the life and work of Bratislava-born and composer Johan N. Hummel (1778 – 1837) is located in…

Kern House stands on the corner of Rybárska brána (Fisherman’s Gate) and Hviezdoslavovo Square. Fisherman’s Gate was one of the four entrances to the mediaeval city (the others being Lawrence’s, Michael’s and the Vydrická Gate).

Kino Film Europe is located on the Pisztory Palace premises, an eclectic building that served as a museum…
The Krokus Gallery was established in 2008 and focuses on exhibition, sale, consulting and edition activities in the field…
Kunsthalle Bratislava is a gallery presenting exhibitions of current domestic and foreign visual artists. It makes visual art available…
The smallest rococo palace in Bratislava. It was owned by the administrator of the royal property in Magyaróvár,…

This palace was built for the main administrator of imperial property on the king’s estate, Leopold de Pauli, in 1775-1776.

Don’t forget to visit the unique PASSAGE project by Matej Kren, installed in Palffy Palace (GMB), which achieves…

The well-known Medium gallery is predominantly an exhibition space of the Bratislava‘s Academy of Arts, but some of the shows include established artists and international cooperations with art universities throughout Europe.

The bulbous yet elegant copper roof of Michael’s Gate is one of the symbols of Bratislava.

The rococo Mirbach Palace was built in 1768-1770 by Bratislava brewer Michael Spech.

The Museum of Arms includes displays on the history of Bratislava’s fortifications, various types of bladed weapons, tournament arms, and the development of firearms.

Housed within one of Bratislava’s finest rococo buildings, this exhibition of antique timepieces covers clockmaking from the late 17th to the late 19th century.

The museum is in the early stage of its existence and is based on the voluntary work of professionals.…
20% discount with Bratislava Card* The Natural Science Museum, focuses on the research, documentation and presentation of the…
The Museum of Pharmacy is housed in a part of a former pharmacy called the Red Crayfish on the…
Museum of Photography is located right in the historical centre of Bratislava in the building of Central European…
The Theater Museum Institute collects, processes and provides for museum collections recording theater culture in Slovakia from the very…

Only three cities in Europe – Bratislava, Amsterdam and Budapest – can boast that they have museums with a similar focus. The Museum of Trade in Bratislava, Slovakia, is one of the youngest.

The Museum of Viticulture is located on the ground floor and basement of Apponyi House. The cultivation of vines…
The Museum of Viticulture is located on the ground floor and basement of Apponyi House. The museum traces the…
The Natural Science Museum, focuses on the research, documentation and presentation of the natural environment, in particular within…

The Nedbalka Gallery´s mission is to promote public understanding and enjoyment of art by the foremost artists working in Slovakia from the late nineteenth century up to the present.

The history of the Old Town Hall dates back to the beginnings of the mediaeval town in the 13th century.

This palace was built in the middle of the 19th century by Count Jan Pálffy, who was then Bratislava’s highest official.

The museum is housed in Apponyi House. The first floor with original wooden wall-paneling and paintings is furnished as…
This museum is housed in a former pharmacy, known as ‘At the Red Crayfish’, which still contains many…

The Primatial Palace (1778-1781) was built on property originally belonging to the archbishop of Esztergom. The facade of the palace is in strictly classical style.

The beginnings of the Renaissance-Baroque castle date back to the 16th century. Today, the Castle is a seat of the specialized Slovak National Museum branch concerned with the housing culture of the nobility and bourgeoisie in Slovakia.

The Roman Fecik Gallery is focused on modern and contemporary art. Its main purpose is to evoke a spirit…
SATELITE – the SCD design gallery is mainly an exhibition space for the presentation of graphical, industrial and creator…
Slovak Gas Museum maps the history, as well as current situation of the Slovak gas industry. The museum is…
The official annually updated collection of the 100 best Slovak wines. Wine tasting for individuals and groups, opened or…
The Slovak National Gallery was founded in 1948 as the top state institution in the field of art…
The Collection includes 60,000 art pieces of domestic and foreign origin. The Slovak National Gallery organizes exhibitions and many…
The Slovak National Museum is the top state institution in the field of museum activity in the Slovak Republic.…
20% discount with Bratislava Card* The museum focuses on the collection, protection, processing and presentation of articles demonstrating the…
20% discount with Bratislava Card* The museum focuses on the collection, registration, restoration, maintenance, presentation, and publication of archeological…

The beginnings of the Renaissance-Baroque castle date back to the 16th century. Today, the Castle is a seat of the specialized Slovak National Museum branch concerned with the housing culture of the nobility and bourgeoisie in Slovakia.

The museum specializes in the presentation of the material and spiritual heritage of the Croatian ethnic minority in Slovakia,…
20% discount with Bratislava Card* This museum has nationwide operation focusing on the history and culture of the…
The mission of the museum is to preserve and promote Jewish culture and art in Slovakia. The activity of…
20% discount with Bratislava Card* The Music Museum is a national documentary, scientific research and methodological workplace with nationwide…

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The museum is focused on wine and wine drinking culture. The authentic premises of a vineyard town house boast with the largest collection of wine-presses in Central Europe. Try drunk simulators, smell aromas of wines from the Carpathian region and taste the cup of high-quality wine.

Bratislava’s three-nave Gothic cathedral is built on the site of a previous, Romanesque church, dedicated to the Holy Saviour.

The palace was built by Archbishop Forgách in 1614 on the site of vineyards as a summer residence…
The highest Hungarian financial institution has been based in Bratislava since 1531. Older buildings which already did not…

One of Bratislava’s most interesting museums, at least for the technically-inclined, is the Museum of Transport, adjacent to the city’s main railway station.

Center of folk art

The UMELKA Gallery is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Slovakia. It was established by the Arts Association…
The exhibition is dedicated to the current and historical waterworks system of Bratislava and its surroundings. It is located…

This neo-classical palace, formerly owned by Count Franz Zichy.

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