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

National Cultural Monument – Roman military camp The foundations of buildings from the 1st to 4th centuries are 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.

Through its extent and importance the Bratislava City Gallery is the second largest gallery in Slovakia. Its activities are…
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…
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…

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.…
Bratislava’s newest major gallery opened in September 2000, at a dramatic site on a peninsula jutting out into…
For the local people, the western part of Bratislava is one of the most popular venues for a…
ZOYA MUSEUM in Modra is a private institution that was first open to public on October 30, 2009.…
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…
An unusual combination is to be found in the ancient building of the mill dating from 1767, named…

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…
The Jewish Community Museum focuses on the history and culture of the Jewish community of Bratislava and its surrounding…
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.

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,

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.

The museum was established thanks to volunteers and art connoisseurs as well as private collections. The exhibition activities focus…

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.…
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 Museum of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic is a specialized museum focused on the documentation of…
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 cultivation of vines and the production of wine played an important role in the history of Bratislava.…
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 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 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.

Red Stone castle, named after the red colour of the quartzite on which was built, is situated nearby…
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…
The Slovak National Museum is the top state institution in the field of museum activity in the Slovak Republic.…
The museum focuses on the collection, protection, processing and presentation of articles demonstrating the material and spiritual culture of…
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,…
This museum has nationwide operation focusing on the history and culture of the Hungarian ethnic minority in Slovakia. It…
The Natural History Museum focuses on the research, documentation and presentation of the diversity and development of living and…
The mission of the museum is to preserve and promote Jewish culture and art in Slovakia. The activity of…
The Music Museum is a national documentary, scientific research and methodological workplace with nationwide competency that purposefully acquires, preserves,…
Small Carpathian Museum in Pezinok is a regional museum presenting the history of viticulture and wine making in…
Detské múzeum je priestor, ktorý víta všetky deti a všetkých dospelých, ktorí si zachovali zvedavé detské oči a hravú…
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…
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.

Exhibition place for young Slovak designers oriented on traditional crafts and folk production. The philosophy of this Center is…
The ÚĽUV Gallery is a place where thematic exhibitions take place devoted to different aspects of traditional craft and…
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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