Famous Museums in Bratislava

The museums in Bratislava give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Bratislava with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Bratislava. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Bratislava.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Bratislava.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Bratislava:

  1. Bratislava Castle

    4.4 (1151 Votes)
    Bratislava Castle

    Museum, Castle, Historical Site

    The Bratislava Castle dates back to 907 AD and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The place was built overlooking the Danube river and you can see Austria (also Hungary on a clear day) from the Castle itself. Originally built as a part of fortification for the city’s defense, today the building serves as a collection of the Slovak National Museum, exhibition of th...Read more
  2. Michael's Gate

    4.5 (1057 Votes)
    Michael's Gate

    Museum, Landmark, Statue, Tower

    The only gate of the original medieval fortification which is preserved to this day, Michael's Gate can be seen from all over the city! The gate was used for entry into Bratislava and has a 51-meter-tall tower with a foundation that is around 700 years old. Highlights include: The statue of St. Michael and the Dragon on top of the gate to represent their protection to the city. Museum of Weapo...Read more
  3. Old Town Hall

    History Museum, Architecture , Hall

    The Old Town Hall of Bratislava consists of the City’s Historic Museum showcasing a number of items including tapestries and intricate mirrors among other royal treasures. The building itself is an exhibit of 15th century architecture and a walk through its strong structure takes you to the tower which opens into a breath-taking panoramic view of Bratislava. When in the city, missing this...Read more
  4. Bratislava City Museum

    Art And Culture, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    The Bratislava City Museum is a composite of around 11 themed museums which showcase everything from culture, art, interiors, décor, architecture to the lifestyle, taste and standard of living through Bratislava’s history. If you truly want a 360-degree experience of Bratislava and want to walk in the shoes of its locals at that time, this is a great way to do just that! Highlight ...Read more
  5. Primates' Palace

    4.4 (352 Votes)
    Primates' Palace

    Museum, Historical Site, Palace, Concert

    Built in 1781, this palace is the place where Napoleon signed the Peace Treaty after the Battle of Austerlitz. Today the larger-than-life palace is a treat not just for the victorious memories of Bratislava but also its deep rooted art, architecture and craftsmanship. Since 1903, the Palace serves as a City Hall and many concerts are held here. However, the highlight is the Gallery museum which...Read more
  6. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

    Art Museum, Exhibition

    One of the best art galleries in this part of the world, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum consists of an eclectic collection of art spread across its main room as well as its adjoining park. If you want to feel inspired or simply want to see what is trending in the region, head here to get your creative juices flowing. Highlights include: Permanent Exhibition including the Gerard Meulensteen c...Read more
  7. Slovenske Technicke Muzeum - Muzeum Dopravy

    Museum, History Museum, Exhibition , Automobile Museum

    Occupying a railway station and its adjacent warehouse, the Muzeum Dopravy showcases a rare collection of vehicles used from the 60’s, 70’s to the 20th century. The exhibition includes bicycles, motorbikes, vintage cars and also a wide variety of the technology used like; steam, diesel and electric-based vehicles. A part of the museum is dedicated solely to railway security, signali...Read more
  8. Museum Of Clocks - House Of The Good Shepherd

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Specialty Museum

    Still well preserved since constructed in the 1760’s, the building which accommodates the Museum of Clocks is as much a history lesson as the museum itself! See the grandeur and intricate design of antique clocks dating from 17th to 19th century. The mobile sun-dials are a tourist favorite while other clocks which embrace new technology (wrist watch, alarm clocks among others), complete t...Read more
  9. Museum Of Pharmacy - Red Crayfish Pharmacy

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    The Red Crayfish Pharmacy dates back to the 16th century in Bratislava and since then many renovations have taken place which have transformed the building to its current beautiful state. However, the essence of the original pharmacy- like its original cast-iron sign, fittings and furnishing make it a walk through the 15h century. The place was converted to a museum in 1953 and showcases old ch...Read more
  10. Bratislava City Gallery

    4.3 (69 Votes)
    Bratislava City Gallery

    Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum

    The City Gallery of Bratislava consists of 2 historic buildings- Mirbachov palac and the Palffyho palac. Initiated by the donation from sculptor Viktor Tilgner in 1883, City Gallery’s first foundation were laid by his exclusive art works which gave way to the establishment of the current museum in 1961. Today, the museum showcase Bratislava’s rich cultural, heritage and art works wh...Read more
  11. Slovak National Museum

    4.4 (140 Votes)
    Slovak National Museum

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum, Natural History Museum

    The Natural History Museum is one of its kind in Europe with a wide collection of over 2.4 million objects kept for display. Covering an array of laterals including mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, anthropology, botany and zoology among others, the museum is ideal for people with a curious mind or simply a good learning experience if you are traveling with children. Highlights include: Tre...Read more
  12. Museum Of Jewish Culture

    Museum, History Museum

    Functioning as a Jewish Culture Centre till 1991, the museum became an independent museum in 1994 and covers all the aspects of the Jewish culture including spirituality, documentation of the Holocaust in the Slovak region, objects used every day by the Jewish common man and Jewish art among other highlights. When in Bratislava, a visit to the city is incomplete without a visit to the Jewish mu...Read more
  13. Bratislava Vychod

    4.3 (26 Votes)
    Bratislava Vychod

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    If you love Cars or Railways, head to the Railway Museum in Railway Depot Bratislava to see an exquisite collection of vintage cars and Railway engines which have shaped the transport history of the region. The museum takes you back in time and gives you a taste of the local way of transport around this part of the world. The whole railway station maintains all the technology used in the 1800s ...Read more
  14. Period Rooms Museum

    4.5 (230 Votes)
    Period Rooms Museum


    Accommodated in the Apponyi Palace, the Period Rooms Museum offers the essence of 18th century in Bratislava. The museum is loved for its true-to-time furnishings, design, layout and is cherished for its old paintings, collection of crockery and royal chandeliers. The highlights include: Clothes dating to the 18th century Paintings and Furnishings Salon Room The museum maintains all the origi...Read more
  15. Archaeological Museum

    4.2 (38 Votes)