The best museums in Slovakia in December 2023

These are the top 20 best museums in Slovakia, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Slovakia? These are the best ones:

  1. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum1

    Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

    The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Čunovo in Bratislava, is the first private museum of modern art in Slovakia. The museum was created on the initiative of the Slovak gallery owner Vincent Polakovič, who was financially supported by the Dutch art collector and entrepreneur Gerard Meulensteen. T
  2. Nedbalka Gallery2

    Nedbalka Gallery

    The Nedbalka Gallery focuses on Slovak modern art, and holds and displays a collection consists of paintings, sculptures and prints ranging from the late 19th century up to the present. The museum aims to bring Slovak art closer to its visitors. The building itself is an interesting piece of archite
  3. Bratislava City Museum3

    Bratislava City Museum

    The Bratislava City Museum (Múzeum mesta Bratislavy, MMB) is a museum in Bratislava. The museum was founded in 1868 and is the oldest surviving museum in Slovakia. The Bratislava City Museum documents the history of the capital from prehistoric times to the 20th century. The main exhibition is locat
  4. Bratislava Transport Museum4

    Bratislava Transport Museum

    The Bratislava Transport Museum (Múzeum dopravy Bratislava) is a museum located on the railway of the very first Bratislava train station from the 19th century. The museum exhibits pieces varying from cars, trucks to trains as well as bicycles and a special exhibit of signalization memorabilia from
  5. Slovak National Gallery5

    Slovak National Gallery

    The Slovak National Gallery (Slovak Slovenská národná galéria, SNG) is the largest association of art museums in Slovakia. Its head office is in Bratislava. In Bratislava, the National Gallery has two exhibition buildings, the Palais Esterházy (Esterházyho palác) and the adjoining Water Barracks (Vo
  6. Slovak National Museum - Natural History Museum Bratislava6

    Slovak National Museum - Natural History Museum Bratislava

    The Slovak National Museum (Slovenské národné múzeum) is the most important museological institution in Slovakia. Headquartered in Bratislava, the network includes 18 museums, most of which are located outside Bratislava. This location is the main building of the Slovak National Museum and houses th
  7. Museum of Clocks - House at the Good Shephard7

    Museum of Clocks - House at the Good Shephard

    The House of the Good Shepherd is a rococo house from the second half of the 18th century in Bratislava. It is one of the best Rococo buildings in the whole of Bratislava. The house was built for a Bratislava merchant in 1760-1765 and belongs to several preserved original buildings of the Bratislava
  8. Bratislava Castle - Slovak National Museum8

    Bratislava Castle - Slovak National Museum

    The Bratislava Castle (Bratislavský hrad) is the main castle of Bratislava. The Bratislava castle is a large rectangular building with four corner towers that stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of the city. The Bratislava castle p
  9. Bunker BS-89

    Bunker BS-8

  10. Railway Museum in Railway Depot Bratislava-Vychod10

    Railway Museum in Railway Depot Bratislava-Vychod

    The Railway Museum in Railway Depot Bratislava-Vychod is a relatively intact steam depot with a number of period buildings, which since 2008 is a protected monument zone. The museum holds a collection of railway related vehicles and items. Of these, the most interesting are the steam locomotives 331
  11. Period Rooms Museum - Palace of Aponi11

    Period Rooms Museum - Palace of Aponi

    The Period Rooms Museum is located in the Palace of Aponi in Bratislava. The Palace of Aponi is a Rococo house and a national cultural monument in the Old Town of Bratislava, now part of the Old Town Hall. Count Juraj Aponi (from Oponice) built the palace between 1761 and 1762. In 1867 the palace wa
  12. Bratislava Zoo12

    Bratislava Zoo

    The Bratislava Zoo (Zoological Garden Bratislava, Bratislavská zoologická záhrada) is a zoo in Bratislava. It is 96 hectares and is located in the district Karlova Ves in a forest at the foothills of the Little Carpathians. The zoo is home to around 1000 animals, consisting of around 175 animal spec
  13. Museum of Jewish Culture13

    Museum of Jewish Culture

    The Museum of Jewish Culture is a small museum that focuses on illustrating Jewish culture in Bratislava and Slovakia. It mainly features various pieces used in everyday life, but it exhibits a few items from the Holocaust too. Visitors can see countless photos dedicated to the 70,000 victims coming
  14. Arthur Fleischmann Museum14

    Arthur Fleischmann Museum

    The Arthur Fleischmann Museum is a musuem in Bratislava that is dedicated to lovak-born, London-based sculptor Arthur Fleischmann. He pioneered the use of perspex in sculpture. The Arthur Fleischmann Museum is part of the Bratislava City Museum.
  15. Bratislava City Gallery - Mirbach Palace15

    Bratislava City Gallery - Mirbach Palace

    The Mirbach Palace is a historical building which houses the Bratislava City Gallery. It has both permanent and temporary exhibitions of Slovak and international art. Its permanent exhibition focuses on Baroque paintings and sculptures mainly created by Slovak artists of the time. The building itsel
  16. Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum16

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum

    The Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum is a museum in Bratislava that is dedicated to Austrian composer and virtuoso pianist Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1770 - 1837). His music reflects the transition from the Classical to the Romantic musical era. The exhibition of the life and works of this composer is locat
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    Museum of Trade

    The Museum of Trade is a museum in Bratislava. The museum is dedicated to the trade tradition in Slovakia. The museum holds collections related to the fields of history, ethnology, museology, sociology and economics.
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    Bibiana - International House of Art for Children

    The Bibiana - International House of Art for Children is one of its kind institutions in Slovakia dedicated to bringing children closer to art. Its exhibitions are designed to stimulate interest for all age groups. Even toddlers can find something to interact with as exhibitions invite children to t
  19. Museum of Pharmacy - Red Crayfish Pharmacy19

    Museum of Pharmacy - Red Crayfish Pharmacy

    The Museum of Pharmacy - Red Crayfish Pharmacy is housed in an original pharmacy "At the Red Crayfish" and much of its original interior was preserved. The pharmaceutical collection contains about 8,500 items and 2880 volumes of historical pharmaceutical literature, which makes it one of its kind in
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    Czechoslovak Fortification Museum


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