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, Architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský and Slovakia, is an annual exhibition for 2024.

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

Architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský and Slovakia

The special exhibition presents the life and work of the prolific Bratislava-based architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský (1891-1961). He was a member of our community, and one of his most important works is the synagogue in Bratislava. Constructed in 1923-1924, it is a mélange of traditionalist architecture, Cubist style, and modern technologies, while respecting the requirements of the Jewish religion. We may say that the synagogue building is the main exhibit of the show. The architect designed residential houses, villas, commercial spaces, and sanatoria. He also engaged in garden architecture, interior design, restored monuments, and designed memorials and sepulchral art. Additionally, he was an urban planner and author of books and articles in architectural journals. The current exhibition presents his works in Slovak cities and is a continuation of the 2023 exhibition, which focused on his buildings in Bratislava. Unique period pictures and original designs from his estate are presented. The exhibition is part of the centenary celebrations of the synagogue building.

The exhibition begins on July 4, 2024.

Architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský and Slovakia


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

Opening hours
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Exhibition season
June 28 - September 29, 2024

Contact us

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