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Bratislava has about 30 specialised museums and are top-visited by art lovers. Despite being a small city, it has several cultural institutions. The historical museums cover the nation's long history.

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

Founded by Dutch entrepreneur, art lover Gerard Meulensteen and writer, art enthusiast Vincent Polakovic, the Danubiana Museum is a modern platform built on a peninsula strip park. With the open location and Danube River encompassing the property, the museum's lawn holds outdoor sculptures exhibitions. Paintings, prints and books are displayed inside the modern structure. An art shop is also available for souvenirs and cards.

Address: Vodné dielo, Cunovo, Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava City Museum

Rightfully carrying the Bratislava City Museum title, this historical institution tells the colourful story of Bratislava through its massive collection of paintings, photographs, exhibits, and galleries. Divided into sections, each museum brings about a unique display of appreciation to their respective subjects:

  • Period Rooms Museum
  • Museum of Viticulture
  • Museum of the City History
  • Museum of Arms
  • Museum of Pharmacy
  • Museum of Clocks
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum
  • Arthur Fleischmenn Museum
  • Janko Jesensky Museum
  • Devin Castle: National Cultural Museum
  • Ancient Gerulata Rusovce
Address: Apponyi House, Radnicna Street 1, Bratislava, Slovakia

Slovak National Gallery

The Slovak National Gallery was built to uphold the nation's vast arts, research, science, and education collections. Some permanent exhibits residing in the gallery are:

  • 16th - 18th Century European Art
  • Gothic Art in Slovakia
  • Baroque Art in Slovakia
  • 19th Century Art in Slovakia
Address: Headquarters at Riecna 1, 815 13 Bratislava 1, Slovakia

Temporary Exhibitions and Reading Room at Esterházy Palace, Námestie Ludovíta Štúra 4, Bratislava, Slovakia

Permanent Expositions, Cabinets of Art and Temporary Exhibitions at Water Barracks, Courtyard and Bridge, Rázusovo nábrežie 2, Bratislava, Slovakia

Transport Museum

The Muzeum Dopravy (Transport Museum) is appropriately located at the first Bratislava steam-railway station. Visitors will be ushered into the gallery to witness the exhibition of mint cars from the '60s, 70's, 20th century, pre and post-war times. Steam, electric locomotives, wagons and some unique vehicular railways of Slovakia fill the museum hall.

Address: Šancová 1/A, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Bibiana International House of Art for Children

Bibiana Art Centre is an interactive venue for children. With fun, colourful facilities, it encourages youngsters to experience the different mediums of art - books, sculptures, plays and galleries. The Art House also promotes better literature awareness amongst children.

Address: Panská, 811 02 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia