Open all year round
Exhibition of the Period Rooms
Apponyi House
Radničná 3, Bratislava

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Exhibition of the Period Rooms Museum

The exhibition of the Period Rooms Museum is one of the youngest exhibitions of the BCM – it was created after the restoration of the Apponyi House in 2008. Valuable historical furniture from the BCM collections is thus presented in venerable rooms of this remarkable house built in 1761–1762.

The exhibition is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Apponyi House. The 1st floor used to serve as piano nobile. Its Roccoco and Classical decorations represent an example of intactly preserved interiors from the 2nd half of the 18th century with original elements such as wooden paneling of walls, wing doors and window shutters, Roccoco stucco decoration of ceilings, painted panels over the doors and windows, and partly also the original glazing of windows. The exhibition also comprises for example a collection of portraits from the Jablonica castle of the Apponyi family. In addition to original pieces of period furniture of the 18th century, also furniture from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries inspired by the Roccoco style was used to create the mansion house atmosphere. Lights installed on the 1st floor are rough copies of historical lamps.

The rooms of the 2nd floor are lower and used to be residential. Therefore, they present individual furnished rooms such as sleeping rooms, salons or study rooms completed with interior decorations and pictures of members of Bratislava families from the Baroque period until the end of the 19th century. Restoration works helped to uncover several layers of the original paintings from the period 1772–mid-19th century that enabled to recreate wall paintings. The most significant in terms of wall decoration is the Roccoco wall-painting of musical salon with landscapes framed in cartouches.

Neither the original furniture of the house nor any depictions of the interior have been preserved. The exhibits come from the Museum’s collections, while some of the pictures are on loan from the Bratislava City Gallery.

Author of the exhibition: Mgr. Marta Janovíčková, expert consultancy PhDr. Štefan Holčík, CSc.


Monday closed
Tuesday 10.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 18.00
Friday 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.
New Year's Day (1. 1.) closed
Good Friday closed
Christmas Eve (24. 12.) closed
Christmas Day (25. 12.) closed
Second Christmas Day (26. 12.) closed
New Year's Eve (31. 12.) closed
(including Exhibition of the City History, Exhibition of Viticulture and current exhibitions)
General Admission 8 €
Reduced Admission
(children from 6 to 15, students, seniors)
4 €
Family Ticket (2+3) 18 €
Family Ticket (1+2) 10 €
School Group (per person) 2 €

Old Town Hall Tower (Single Ticket)

3 €
School Group / Old Town Hall Tower (per person) 1 €
Free Admission
(children under the age of 6, disabled person card´s holders and their guides, journalists, teachers – one person per 10 students, tourist guides, ICOM and ICOMOS card holders, members of Union of Museums in Slovakia, Czech Association of Museums and Galleries, Bratislava CARD)
0 €
MultiSport Card (valid only for Old Town Hall Tower) 0 €


(separate admission)

Human to Human. Karel Koch and Dušan Jurkovič
(Exhibition Hall at the Old Town Hall Courtyard)
General Admission 3 €
Reduced Admission
(children from 6 to 15, students, seniors)
2 €
Family Ticket (2+3) 7 €
Family Ticket (1+2) 4 €
School Group (per person) 1 €
  The City and Its People: A History of Bratislava
(Apponyi Palace)
General Admission 5 €
Reduced Admission
(children from 6 to 15, students, seniors)
2,5 €
Family Ticket (2+3) 12 €
Family Ticket (1+2) 7 €
School Group (per person) 1 €

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