Reveal the hidden treasures of Bratislava’s museums and galleries. For only one day in year
Only that time visitors can stay at museums and galleries at least until midnight or even longer to admire unique paintings, sculptures and other works of art.
On this day, local museums and galleries around the globe all focus on activities that usually remain hidden from the public eye – in other words, they willl open their “secret chambers” to the public.
Besides showing its current exhibitions, on this Night the museums and galleries prepared very special programmes. Over several hours, visitors will be able to attend special presentations on current exhibitions, workshops for families with children, workshops for adults, musical performances and other fascinating events across Bratislava.
At the occasion of the International Day of Museums, museums and galleries in Slovak capital are declaring the mid-May Saturday, to be the Night of Museums and Galleries. On that day, the public can visit the institutions’ exhibitions and specially prepared events for a special entrance fees, usually paid in the first visited museum only. Museums and Galleries are also concentrating on activities, which remain uncovered through the year. They are showing their “hidden chambers”.
Organised worldwide around May 18th, the Night of Museums and Galleries is a European-wide event sponsored by the Council of Europe to present Europe’s cultural heritage to the greatest possible degree. The objective of International Museum Day is to raise awareness of the fact that Museums and Galleries are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among the people.
Second Saturday in May will thus once again be all about museums and galleries. Here comes 18th European Night of Museums and Galleries. More than 100 leading cultural institutions from all over Slovakia are ready to show their interesting exhibitions and get people involved in creative workshops, animations, tours and lectures.
This year, the Night of Museums and Galleries will take place on Saturday, May 14th. In Bratislava, take your opportunity to enjoy this event e.g. in the museums of the Slovak National Museum (Natural History Museum, Museum of History, Archaeological Museum, Music Museum, Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia, Museum of Carpathian Germans Culture, Museum of Jewish Culture as well as Museum of Croatian Culture in Slovakia), in the Slovak National Gallery, in expositions of the Bratislava City Museum in Ancient Gerulata Museum, at the Devín Castle, in the Old Town Hall, in Apponyi Palace, Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum, Arthur Fleischmann Museum, Museum of Pharmacy and Museum of Clocks, in Mirbach Palace and Pálffy Palace of the Bratislava City Gallery as well as in the Central European House of Photography, in Czech Centre Bratislava, Czechoslovak Fortification Museum, Design Gallery Satelit, in the International House of Art for Children Bibiana, in Museum of Customs and Financial Administration, in Museum of Education and Pedagogy, Museum of Trade, National Edification Centre, in Nedbalka Gallery, in Police Museum, in Railway Museum, in Slovak Design Center, in Slovak Olympic and Sports Museum, in Transport Museum, ÚĽUV Gallery, in Umelka Gallery, in University Library, in Waterworks Museum, in Zichy Old Town Gallery. The National Museum coordinates this event in museums and galleries in Bratislava and the Bratislava Region.