Bratislava Jewish Community Museum

The Jewish Community Museum focuses on the history and culture of the Jewish community of Bratislava and its surrounding region. The museum’s permanent exhibition, The Jews of Bratislava and Their Heritage, is installed on the upper floor of the synagogue, which is still used as an active house of Jewish worship. A special exhibition, Heritage Rediscovered, is an annual exhibition for 2016. The museum is open during the summer tourist season.

Bratislava is also home to a separate Museum of Jewish Culture, which is a branch of the state-run Slovak National Museum.

Jewish Community Museum

Bratislava Synagogue

The Heydukova Street Synagogue is the only remaining synagogue in Bratislava. Constructed in 1923-1926, it is a Cubist building designed by the Bratislava-based Jewish architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinsky. The synagogue is owned and used by the Jewish community of Bratislava; it is a listed monument, and a valuable example of Slovak interwar architecture. Visitors may also view its restored interior while visiting the museum.

Bratislava Synagogue

Eugen Bárkány: Between Prešov and Bratislava

The special exhibition is a tribute to the pioneer of Jewish heritage preservation in Slovakia. Eugen Bárkány (1885-1967) was an engineer and building contractor, but also an ardent collector and the director of the first Jewish museum in Slovakia, which was active in 1928-1942 in Prešov. In the 1950s, the museum’s entire collection was sent to the State Jewish Museum in Prague and Bárkány settled in Bratislava, planning to establish a new Jewish museum in the Neolog synagogue there. His collection of WWI memorabilia was sent to Budapest. In our exhibition we symbolically unite under one roof three collections, which are today kept by the Jewish Community Prešov, the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest, and by our museum. The exhibition is an event within the European Year of Cultural Heritage. An extensive Slovak-English catalog accompanies the exhibition.

Eugen Bárkány: Between Prešov and Bratislava


Heydukova 11-13, Bratislava
48°8'49.00"N, 17°6'43.50"E

Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

May 25 - October 7
except Jewish holidays

Contact us

Jewish Community Museum
Kozia 18, 814 47 Bratislava
+421-2-5441 6949