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

Each Family Has Its Story

The special exhibition Each Family Has Its Story is a unique project dealing with family memory. In cooperation with experts from the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, we present twenty stories. They communicate memories and experiences of life before the war, and of new beginnings after the liberation; they incorporate the memory of ancestors, and messages for future generations. The project includes the stories of participants of various ages and generations who have lived, or now live, in Bratislava. The objects themselves are presented along with the family memories they evoke, and are accompanied by photographs. An extensive Slovak-English catalogue accompanies the exhibition. 

Each Family Has Its Story


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 21 - October 8
except Jewish holidays

Contact us

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