Museum of the City History

Old Town Hall
Primaciálne námestie 3, Bratislava, entrance from the courtyard
+421 2 5910 0847, mmba@bratislava.sk

Museum of the City History

Old Town Hall
Primaciálne námestie 3, Bratislava, entrance from the courtyard
+421 2 5910 0847, mmba@bratislava.sk

Bratislava landmark with a unique view of the historical core of Bratislava

Complex of the Old Town Hall buildings represents a unique architectural development from the 14th up to the 20th century. Museum premises offer a permanent exhibition, provide places for temporary displays, events and educational programmes.

The oldest core of the town hall complex is a house with a tower that belonged to the city’s reeve Jacobus who died in 1374. The piano nobile located upstairs with a lavishly decorated façade served as a session room for the city’s council. In the 1st third of the 15th century, the house became the official town hall. In 1422 the city bought the neighbouring Pawer’s House and built the sessions room for the elected representatives of the city’s inhabitants over the passage between the two houses. Later on, another the so-called Unger’s House was added to the complex. In the mid- 16th century, the Town Hall was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. The façades of all buildings were unified and an arcaded passage was built in the courtyard. Originally Gothic tower of the Town Hall was modified into present-day Baroque appearance in 1733. Subsequently, the Town Hall underwent several structural changes. In 1911–1912 a new wing was added by means of which the Town Hall was connected with the Primate’s Palace, bought by the city for the municipality purposes.

The architectural complex of the Town Hall also includes preserved original interior decorations from the Middle Ages all the way up to the 19th century that are a part of the exhibition.

Monday closed  
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00 Last entry at 16.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00 Last entry at 16.30
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00 Last entry at 16.30
Friday 10.00 - 17.00 Last entry at 16.30
Saturday 11.00 - 18.00 Last entry at 17.30
Sunday 11.00 - 18.00 Last entry at 17.30
 
New Year's Day closed  
Good Friday closed  
Holz Saturday 11.00 - 18.00 Last entry at 17.30
Easter Sunday 11.00 - 18.00 Last entry at 17.30
Easter Monday closed  
All Saints Day closed  
Christmas Eve closed  
Christmas Day closed  
New Year's Eve closed  
   

Bigger tour - combined entrance fee:
Museum of the
City History Old Town Hall
Period Rooms Museum
Museum of Viticulture

   

Ticket office open until 15.00

Basic ticket price 6 € 7 €
Reduced ticket
(children under 14 years of age, students, seniors)
3 € 4 €
Family ticket
(two adults and children under 14 years of age)
12 € 14 €
School group
(not offered during summer holidays)
2 € 2 €
Old Town Hall Tower 3 €  
Free entry
(children under 6 years of age, disabled person
card's holders and their guide, journalists,
teacher accompanying 10 pupils of students,
tourist guide)
   
Discounts for card holders    
Bratislava Card 100 % 0 € 0 €

 

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Dear visitors, please follow all current COVID-19 rules. Maximum of Museum‘s visitors at any one time is 55.

Visiting the Museum Has a Future Studio

Due to its educational purposes, the Studio is open only for pre-booked groups.
Faust‘s Hall – not included in the Museum‘s visit.
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