We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)

Neighborhood: Staré Mesto
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Zidovska 17, Bratislava, Slovakia
Phone Number: 421 2 59 349 142
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Deep look into Slovak Jewish culture but a little pricey

I found the exhibit to be wonderfully thought out and very well presented. Gives you a deep look into how the Jewish community were first settled here and all the tortures they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
Adz2026
,
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 21: English reviews
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I found the exhibit to be wonderfully thought out and very well presented. Gives you a deep look into how the Jewish community were first settled here and all the tortures they had during the 1st and 2nd world war. I didn't have anyone showing me around as being Jewish myself I understood most of the traditions that were shown... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adz2026
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The artifacts are many, the corresponding information is lacking. The guide understood my questions in English but was rarely willing to answer in English. If you plan to go here, make sure you have a knowledgable guide who speaks your language. I was bored here. I took several photos of things I wanted to know more about and did some... More 

Helpful?
Thank CaliforniaNatalie
Virginia
Level Contributor
319 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We accidentally came upon this museum while exploring Bratislava. The museum was closed but a gentleman in the office area allowed us to visit the lower level. The museum is located on Židovská street 17 in an old historical building and is the only reminder of the historic Jewish neighborhood that was red to build the SNP (UFO) Bridge. In... More 

Helpful?
Thank ITRT
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Lovely little museum with interesting exhibitions. It was difficult to find only because it was shrouded in scaffolding etc. and the sign couldn't be seen. So we walked straight past it and had to ask directions.

Helpful?
Thank Bagpus30
Luton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

7 Euro entrance fee and well worth it. Really helpful staff who went out of their way to provide more information. This museum takes you through the early years of Jewish settlement right up to the Nazi and Communist years. Staggering that so many artifacts survived through these oppressive years. We all enjoyed the visit and the exhibits. Especially poignant... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tony A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There's a free exhibition downstairs about Jews throughout the ages in Slovakia, mainly focusing on the persecution and auschwitz. Then if you pay the €7 you go upstairs and can see many lovely artefacts and learn a lot more about the religion and Jews from Slovakia. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would've given 5 stars were it not for the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kate L
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a very moving exhibition. Slovakia was the first or one of the first countries to side with and join Hittler. As a result the Jewish community was decimated. Silver Torah crowns, Rimonim and Yads by the dozen are all on display as well as other ritual items. These pieces are part of a collection that Hittlers forces grabbed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Judy A
Exeter
Level Contributor
58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A truly beautiful museum that thoughtfully tells the story of both the Jewish Faith and of the Jewish experience in Bratislava. I was shown around by an incredibly welcoming member of staff who even thanked me for my visit. One of my favourite things that I did whilst in Bratislava. Poignant,

Helpful?
2 Thank Kirstie B
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We traveled to Bratislava walked through the city. The Jewish Museum of Culture was the best one we visited. Best... better than Prague, Linz, Salzburg or Vienna! We plan to recommend it to all English speakers. The beautiful historical displays were moving and brought tears of joy. The original artwork consisted of paintings and so many personal family donations of... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Eileen W
Level Contributor
87 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I`ve read the kind-of-bad reviews for this place, and I guess that they really improved the museum in the last months. I would still say that 7 € is really expensive for a museum in slovakia, but not extremely much. You pay four € for the natural history museum, and other museums are also around 4-5 €. When I visited... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bernhard W

Travelers who viewed Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury) also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?