In true European style, Bratislava has dozens of museums, varying in size and subject and is a real magnet for museum lovers.
After more than 30 museums, Bratislava has numerous art galleries, specialized collections and many more.
Archaeological Museum Bratislava (SNM - Archeologicke muzeum Bratislava) is a specialized institution in Slovakia. Archaeological Museum in Bratislava is a part of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) Bratislava. The formation of the Archaeological Museum Bratislava was completed in 1991. The museum is situated in the centre of the Bratislava. The building of the Archaeological Museum is a cultural monument. Nowadays the building is reconstructed and renovated.
Zizkova street 12
Historical Museum Bratislava
Historical Museum Bratislava (Historicke muzeum) is placed in Bratislava Castle, in the central and most interesting castle of Bratislava. Historical Museum in Bratislava is one of most important and biggest museums in Slovakia. The museum collection contains items from general history, art history, numismatics and also documents the development of Jewish culture in Slovakia.
Music Museum Bratislava (Hudobne muzeum Bratislava) is a part of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) Bratislava. The museum was established early in 1991. The museum collection contains musical writings, musical instruments, sound recordings of musical compositions, correspondence, original photographs, documents of important musical personalities and institutions and works of art related to music.
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum Bratislava is part of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) Bratislava. Natural History Museum Bratislava is situated in the centre of the city, near the river Danube. The museum collection documents animate and inanimate nature, particularly that of Slovakia, also includes materials from abroad.
Vajanskeho nabrezie street no. 2
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
Danubiana, Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava - Cunovo - Vodne dielo is located less than 15 kilometres south of the centre of Bratislava. The framework of Danubiana impressive architecture is formed by its unusual location on the borders of three neighbouring countries - Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. There is a superb contrast of the wide expanse of water, open air and the endless banks of a dam. You can see works of leading international artists in the great hall on the first floor. On the ground floor there is a gallery of contemporary art where the works are on sale. There is also a place for smaller scale exhibitions, an audio-visual centre and a lecture hall. In area there is an art shop with a wide selection of catalogues, art publications, postcards, souvenirs and the cosy Art Cafe.
Michael's Gate Bratislava
Michael's Gate in Bratislava is situated in the old town, city centre. Michael's Gate in Bratislava is one of the oldest town buildings. The gate has been preserved of the medieval fortifications. Michael's Gate was built about the year 1300, now it is the result of baroque reconstructions in 1758 (the statue of St. Michael and the Dragon was placed on its top). Michael's Gate is named after St. Michael and St. Michael church that stood outside the town wall. In past (Middle Ages) the town was behind fortified walls that surrounded it. Michael's Gate was the one of the four heavily fortified gates.
City Museum Bratislava
Bratislava City Museum is the oldest museum in Slovakia and is situated in the historical centre of the Bratislava. Bratislava City Museum, memorials of history of Bratislava, was established in 1868. Collection of the museum includes archaeological artefacts and findings, heritage of artisans, industry, viticulture, pharmacy and ethnographic collections, numismatics.
Radnicna street 1
Ancient Gerulata Bratislava
Ancient Gerulata is located in the village Rusovce nearby Bratislava. Ancient Gerulata Bratislava is the former Roman military camp Gerulata. It was found in 1st - 4th century. There are displayed the archeological findings, e.g. ruins of Forum Romanum, fragments of ovens, well, tombstones, sculptures etc.
Gerulatska ulica, Rusovce, Opening: May - October
Museum of the Carpathians Germans Culture
Museum of the Carpathians Germans Culture Bratislava (Muzeum kultury karpatskych Nemcov Bratislava) is located in the centre of the city. The museum is the youngest part of the Slovak National Museum. Museum of the Carpathians Germans Culture in Bratislava shows all the spheres of life of the Carpathian Germans. The collection includes originals and copies of documents dealing with history of the Carpathian Germans, parts of clothing, fabrics, home and handicraft made goods, industrial goods, artistic works, sacral elements and printings.
Zizkova ul. 14
Museum of the Croatians Culture in Slovakia
Museum of the Croatians Culture in Slovakia is located in the municipal part of Bratislava - Devinska Nova Ves. Museum of the Croatians Culture Bratislava was established in 1996. Nowadays, the museum is a specialised part of the Slovak National Museum Bratislava. The museum is focused on the history and culture of the Croatian ethnic minority in Slovakia.
Istrijska 68, Devinska Nova Ves
Museum of Jewish Culture
Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava is part of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) Bratislava. Museum of Jewish Culture Bratislava is situated in the centre of the city. The museum was formed in 1994 as an independent specialised museum with a nationwide scope. The collection of Museum of Jewish Culture includes documents, artefacts of arts, sculptures and materials of Jewish culture and the Holocaust in Slovakia.
Zsigrayova kuria, Zidovska ulica 17
Museum of Clocks
Museum of Cloks Bratislava, the Rococo-style building (House of the Good Shepherd), is situated in the area below Bratislava Castle. The house, a small treasure of Central European burgher architecture, was built in 1760 – 1765. Collection of Museum of Cloks in Bratislava includes antique clocks, that documents the history of clockmaking from the end of the 17th to the end of the 19th centuries. The exhibition contains a unique set of mobile sun-dials, alarm clocks, various types of portable and wall clocks.
Zidovska street 1
Museum - documentary centre of railway
Museum - documentary centre of railway Bratislava (Muzejno - dokumentacne centrum zeleznic Bratislava) is located in the suburb of the city. The museum was opened in 1983. Museum - documentary centre of railway Bratislava collects, takes measure, administrates and presents artefacts of the railway history.
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