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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 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.

This memorial was named after the main pressburg's Rabbi Moshe Schreiber, also known as Chatam Sofer, who was…

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…

For the local people, the western part of Bratislava is one of the most popular venues for a…

“The gallery is to be,” Marian Mudroch wrote in the first annual catalogue of the gallery in 2011. Since…

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…

This rococo summer palace was built in 1760 for the chairman of the Hungarian Royal Chamber and advisor…

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…

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,…

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

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…

Only three cities in Europe - Bratislava, Amsterdam and Budapest – can boast that they have museums with…

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

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…

The history of the Old Town Hall dates back to the beginnings of the mediaeval town in the…

This palace was built in the middle of the 19th century by Count Jan Pálffy, who was then…

The Primate’s Palace (1778-1781) was built on property originally belonging to the archbishop of Esztergom. The facade of…

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…

Slovak Gas Museum maps the history, as well as current situation of the Slovak gas industry. The museum is…

The mission of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG), which was founded in 1948, is not only to collect…

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 Music Museum is a national documentary, scientific research and methodological workplace with nationwide…

Small Carpathian Museum in Pezinok is a regional museum presenting the history of viticulture and wine making in…

One of Bratislava's most interesting museums, at least for the technically-inclined, is the Museum of Transport, adjacent to…

The UMELKA Gallery is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Slovakia. It was established by the Arts Association…

Viktoria's Gallery is a modern and contemporary art gallery located in the center of Bratislava.

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.

Immerse yourself in the world of mirrors and enjoy the illusion of an infinity. Inspired by the surrounding…

Budmerice, a little village between Bratislava and Trnava, situated in the shadow of the Small Carpathians, is big…

ZOYA MUSEUM in Modra is a private institution that was first open to public on October 30, 2009.…

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

HIT Gallery focuses on the actual trends of contemporary visual art. Its aim is to dynamize local art-scene and…

SATELITE – the SCD design gallery is mainly an exhibition space for the presentation of graphical, industrial and creator…

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

The Theater Museum Institute collects, processes and provides for museum collections recording theater culture in Slovakia from the very…

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

Kunsthalle Bratislava is a gallery presenting exhibitions of current domestic and foreign visual artists. It makes visual art available…

The Čin Čin Gallery was established in 2010 with the aim of presenting and selling visual art. The gallery’s…

Nadine Gardy, born in France, is particularly interested in the art of “New Europe” and its development after the…

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

The ÚĽUV Gallery is a place where thematic exhibitions take place devoted to different aspects of traditional craft and…

50% discount with Bratislava Card The Jewish Community Museum focuses on the history and culture of the Jewish…

The grounds of the today´s museum were once part of the Limes Romanus as the museum is located…

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