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Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions

All museums are closed on Mondays.

Best Museums

Bratislava Castle

Daily except Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm
- archeological exhibition "Treasures of Slovakia's Long-Gone Past"
- several historical exhibitions (history, furniture, clocks)
- music exhibition

Old Town Hall

Primacialne square 3 (right in the main square of the Old Town)
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm, 11 am to 6 pm on weekends
- Bratislava History and Feudal Justice
- wine-making museum (separate museum in adjacent building)

St. Michael's Tower

Michalska 22
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm, 11 am to 6 pm on weekends
- Arms and Municipal Fortifications Museum
- wonderful views of the Old Town from the top of the tower

Devin Castle

Castle ruins at confluence of Danube and Morava rivers, accessible by car or bus
April-October daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm, 11 am to 6 pm on weekends (closed November-March)
- archeological history of the castle, fascinating exhibit

Other Interesting Museums

Slovak National Museum, Museum of Natural History

Vajanskeho nabrezie 2 (edge of the Old Town, right by the Danube)
Daily except Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm
Museum of Archeology
Zizkova 12
Daily except Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm

Museum of Jewish Culture

Zidovska 17 (on the side of the castle hill by the tram tunnel)
Daily except Saturdays, 11 am to 5 pm

Arts and Crafts Museum

Beblaveho 1

Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm, 11 am to 6 pm on weekends
Music Exhibition, House of Jan Nepomuk Hummel

Klobucnicka (by the Old Town Hall)

Daily except Mondays, 12 am to 5 pm

Museum of Pharmaceuticals

Michalska 26 (Pharmacy at the Red Crab above Michael's Gate)
Unique museum showcasing the history of pharmacy
Daily except Mondays

Clock Museum

Zidovska 1 (castle hill)
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm, 11 am to 6 pm on weekends

Arthur Fleischmann Museum

Biela 6 (side street of Michalska)
Small museum paying homage to the world renowned sculptor born in Bratislava
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm (9:30 am to 4:30 pm April-October), 11 am to 6 pm on weekends

Transport Museum

Sancova 1
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm, 9 am to 6 pm on weekends

Museum of the Gas Industry

Mlynske nivy 44/a
Museum documents the history of the gas industry. It is located in a historical gas works building and run by the gas producer SPP.

Visits must be arranged by telephone at least three days in advance at +421 2 5869 2733, 5869 2650 or by fax at +421 2 5341 5108.

Mondays to Thursdays 10 am to 4 pm, Fridays 10 am to 2.30 pm

Police Museum

Gundulicova 2 (near the Presidential Palace)
History of the Slovak Police, the Police at present, criminology. Museum run by the Interior Ministry.
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm

Milan Dobes Museum

Zamocnicka 13 (by Prasna Basta restaurant)
Unique collection of constructivist arts and changing exhibitions honoring Milan Dobes

Exposition of Viticulture and Winemaking

Bratislava City Museum

Apponyi Palace (Radnicna 1)
- winemaking museum, exposition of Bratislava varieties of wines, tasting of wines from the Slovak National Salon of Wines

Galleries

Slovak National Gallery

Esterhazyho palac

Vodne kasarne, Razusovo nabrezie 2 (by the river bank)
Namestie Ludovita Stura 4 (by the Danube, behind the Reduta)
Daily except Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm

City of Bratislava Gallery

Mirbach Palace, Frantiskanske namestie 11 (just above the Main Square)
Palffy Palace, Panska 19
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 6 pm

Nedbalka

Nedbalova 17
Presenting the works of the most important modern Slovak artists (late 19th century to present)
Daily except Mondays, 1 pm to 7 pm

Danubiana - Meulensteen Art Museum

Cunovo - Danube Dam (accessible by boat during the summer, accessible by car - ask for directions at your hotel, bus no. 91 to terminal stop in Cunovo and follow signs)

Unique museum of modern art surrounded by water, artwork for sale
Daily except Mondays, 10 am to 6 pm

Satelit - exhibition and contact point of the Slovak Design Centre

Dobrovičova 3
design gallery
Daily except Mondays, 1 pm to 6 pm

Foundation - Center of Contemporary Art

Bastova St. (side street by St. Michael's Tower, 3 minutes walk from Main Square)
Small modern art gallery

Ardan Gallery

Dobrovicova 7 (5 minutes from Main Square)
Focusing on 20th century and contemporary Slovak art (works on sale)
Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm