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Bratislava is a city extremely rich with history and lucky for visitors the past is preserved in the city's many museums. There are so many museums and places of interest you will most likely not have nearly enough time to visit them all. But, take a look at some of the offeringsand decide on your favorites. Please note that most museums are closed on Mondays.
The Slovak National Museum (SNM) handles the most extensive collection in the Slovak Republic. In Bratislava it provides exhibitions at several places:
To learn abou the Jewish culture and their history in Bratislava make sure to visit the Jewish Museum of History located in an historic mansion from the 17th century (Zidovska 17) and also Jewish Community Museum at Heydukova 11
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum a museum of modern art located in Cunovo, on the dam of Danube river, approximately 20 km from the center of Bratislava (or 75 km from Vienna). The design of the building and park with statues surrounding it contribute to wonderful experience not only from the art and exhibitions inside, but also from views of river and views of Bratislava behind it.
Nedbalka Art Gallery, conveniently located at 19 Nedbalova St. in the centre of the city, houses the collection of modern art works created in Slovakia from the late 19th to the early 20th century. Open Tue-Sun 1pm - 7pm.
Slovak National Gallery - major art gallery of Slovakia - Esterhazy Palace at Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra 4. During 2013, unique exhibition of Italian paintings from 16-18 century is on display.
GMB - City Gallery of Bratislava is another major art gallery in Bratislava, with exhibition in two buildings - Mirbach Palace at Františkánske nám. 11 and Zichy Palace at Panská 19.
Small, but interesting (and often free of charge) exhibitions of art can be found in the pavilion of Umelecká Beseda Slovenská - Slovak Society of Artists (Dostojevskeho rad 2).
Bratislava City Museum also provides a variety of interesting exhibitions:
Other museums of various themes include:
For a full listing of art galleries, check Bratislavaguide.com's guide to art galleries in Bratislava.
Another useful source of information is BKIS - Bratislava Culture Information Center.
Visitors looking for authentic experience beyond standard tourist attractions can check amazing site MPBA, full of interesting suggestions.
Note that Bratislava museums are closed on Mondays throughout the year.