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…

The Academia Istropolitana, the first humanist university in the former Hungarian kingdom, was founded in Bratislava by King Matthias Corvinus

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Ancient Gerulata Rusovce
The grounds of the today´s museum were once part of the Limes Romanus as the museum is located on the site of remains of the Roman military camp of Gerulata, dating back to the 2nd – 4th centuries. In the exhibition hall, the findings of the archaeological research are on display.

The Arachaeological Museum is a branch with national influence and specializes in collecting, recording, restoring, preserving , presenting…

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The museum presents the life and work of the sculptor and Bratislava native son Arthur
Fleischmann (1896-1990). His professional carrier developed in 6 countries on 4 continents.
The museum shows a collection of ceramic works from his early period as well
as a selection of sculptures created after 1938. It is necessary to inquire ahead about
availability of the museum.

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.

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

Children’s Museum as a branch of the Slovak National Museum is situated on Vajanskeho nabrezie and offers its big and small visitors.

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…

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.…
Bratislava’s newest major gallery opened in September 2000, at a dramatic site on a peninsula jutting out into…

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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 first written mention of Devín dates from 1223. From the 15th century the castle belonged to a series of prominent aristocratic families, but in 1809 it was destroyed by the army of Napoleon. In the 19th century it became an important site for the Slovak National Awakening movement

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…
Gallery Gwerk – The art you like. The gallery of contemporary art particularly focusing on successful Slovak artists. You…

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…

The remains of the Roman forum, fragments of buildings and gravestones.

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…
The Ján Cikker Museum was established in 2004 through the decision of the Ján Cikker Foundation, which is the…

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The exhibition of the Jewish Community Museum is installed in the former women’s gallery of the synagogue. The synagogue was constructed in 1923-1926 in the Cubist style according to the plans of the architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský. The synagogue still serves as an active Jewish house of worship.

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, Count L. von Kutschersfeld. It was built in 1762 on the corner of the Main Square and Sedlárska Street.

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

The well-known Medium gallery is predominantly an exhibition space of the Bratislava‘s Academy of Arts,

The MEDIUM Gallery was established in January 1991 as a part of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design…

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

Tribute to an artist

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.…

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The museum is situated in the premises with the original equipment of the pharmacy
At the Red Crayfish on the basement of the Baroque burgher house close to the St.
Michael‘s Gate. The interior is completed by vessels for preserving medicines made of
fayence, creamware, wood, porcelain and glass from the period between the second
half of the 18th century and the mid 20th century.

Museum of Photography is located right in the historical centre of Bratislava in the building of Central European…

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.

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.

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The cultivation of vines and the production of wine played an important role in the history of Bratislava. The museum traces the history of viticulture, growing vines, harvesting and the process of winemaking within the territory of the city from antiquity up to the present day. It also introduces two of the most important Bratislava vintners - J. E. Hubert and Palugyay, whose wines, especially their sparkling wines, were awarded many international prizes. The Museum also houses the National Wine Salon presenting the permanent collection of 100 best Slovak wines with a possibility of degustation.

The Museum of Viticulture is located on the ground floor and basement of Apponyi House. The museum traces the…

Return to the past

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 permanent exhibition offers an overview of work by the artist Otis Laubert from the less known 1960s up…
This permanent exhibition offers an overview of work by the artist Otis Laubert from the less known 1960s up…

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 Primate’s Palace is one of the most beautiful classicist buildings in Slovakia. Portraits of Hungarian rulers are exhibited…

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

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 National Wine Salon is an outstanding, classy space dedicated to promoting high quality wines from the Slovak…
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…

Return to the past

The museum focuses on the collection, registration, restoration, maintenance, presentation, and publication of archeological findings in the territory of…
The Červený Kameň Museum is situated in the historical buildings of Červený Kameň Castle, which is a dominant structure…
The museum specializes in the presentation of the material and spiritual heritage of the Croatian ethnic minority in Slovakia,…
The Music Museum is a national documentary, scientific research and methodological workplace with nationwide competency that purposefully acquires, preserves,…
We are a specialised wine museum with the largest collection of wine presses in Europe. We will trigger your…

Big world of the small ones

The SPP Gallery has provided its space for more than 100 exhibitions of leading artists. The works of such…

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…
The Small Carpathian Museum in Pezinok has been reopened to the public since 18 November 2008 after two…
This museum was established in 1983 as the Documentary Center of Trade, Catering Industry and Tourism. From this time,…

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 Waterworks Museum is a specialised technical museum that focuses on the water industry across Slovakia.

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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