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.
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.
The special exhibition Heritage Rediscovered presents a range of previously undisplayed Judaica objects connected to Bratislava and drawn from the collections of our museum and other prominent Slovak institutions. Our special partner is the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives in Budapest, which celebrates its centenary this year. The photographs, documents and other objects on display commemorate rabbis, scholars and important events in the life of the Jewish community of Bratislava. The highlight are precious textiles from Bratislava’s synagogues. An extensive Slovak-English catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
Heydukova 11-13, Bratislava
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
May 20 - October 9
except Jewish holidays
Jewish Community Museum
Kozia 18, 814 47 Bratislava