Museums and galleries

 

Bratislava has numerous art galleries, museums and specialized collections. They include the Slovak National Gallery, the Municipal Museum, the Transportation Museum, the Historical Clocks Museum – and many more. Bratislava is a real magnet for museum lovers and you should surely consider visiting some of the museums that we selected for you bellow.   


 

The Old Town Hall
The precious complex of historical buildings served as the seat of the Bratislava city government for centuries. The museum was established in 1868 and covers the history of the city and has several branches located in other historic buildings around the Old Town. There is an excellent view of the Old Town from the town hall tower.

Primacialne namestie 3
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends: 11 am - 6 pm
Tel.: +421-2-5920 5130


Bratislava Castle
The most important site of Bratislava, which appears on the Slovak Euro coin, is closed until 2011 for complete restoration. The Castle compound and the observation desk are open for visitors. Do not miss an opportunity to observe the city and the right bank of the Danube with nearby Austria from here.


The Slovak National Museum

The major building of the Museum is an impressive neo-Classical building built after designs of a leading Slovak architect Milan Michal Harminc in the mid 1920s. The major exhibition in the building is the presentation of the Museum of Natural History. In addition, there are many special exhibitions organized here.

Vajanskeho nabrezie 2
Tuesday - Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
Tel.: +421-2-5934 9111


Apponyi Palace
This is the newest exhibition venue of the Bratislava City Museum, in the painstakingly restored Baroque palace. There are two exhibitions located here: the Exhibition of Historical Interiors featuring many beautifully restored furniture pieces presenting the living culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. The other exhibition is the Museum of Viticulture presenting the rich tradition of winemaking in Bratislava. The highlight of the exhibition is the Palugyay and Hubert memorial hall commemorating two most import important wine-producers in the city, and the modern architectural remake of an old wine cellar.  

Radnicna 1
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
Tel.: +421-2-5920 5111


St. Michael's Tower
The tower is the only preserved historical entrance gate to Bratislava. Beside the panorama view of the Old Town from the gallery atop the building, the museum presents a collection of historical weapons.

Michalska 22
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends: 11 am - 6 pm
Tel.: +421-2-5443 3044


Museum of Pharmacy

Located in the hall of the old Red Lobster Pharmacy, the historical interior is a real gem with a beautiful Baroque ceiling fresco.

Michalska 26
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends: 11 am - 6 pm
Tel: +421-2-5413 1214


Museum of Historic Clocks
The narrow Good Shepherd House from the 18th century is one of only two extant buildings of the former Jewish district of Bratislava. The Museum, which is a branch of the Bratislava City Museums, presents a unique collection of historical clock.

Zidovska 1
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (October - April)
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm (May - September)
Weekends: 11 am - 6 pm (May - September)
Tel: +421-2-5441 1940  


Arts and Crafts Museum
The Museum presents various artifacts of historical crafts. Located in a Baroque building facing the Good Shepherd House, it is another branch of the Bratislava City Museum.

Beblaveho 1
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Weekends: 11 am - 6 pm  
Tel: +421-2-5441 2784



Jan Nepomuk Hummel Memorial House
A real “temple” for music lovers is located in a charming old house hidden in a quite inner courtyard and thus protected from the noisy atmosphere of the capitol. The memorial house commemorates one of the most important composers of the late 18th and early 19th century, who was born in Bratislava.  

Klobucnicka 2
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 2 pm
Tel: +421-2-5443 3888


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