Old Town Hall

Exhibition of the City History
Primaciálne námestie 3, Bratislava, entrance from the courtyard
+421 2 5910 0847, mmba@bratislava.sk

Old Town Hall

Exhibition of the City History
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 – 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)

4 €
School Group / Old Town Hall Tower (per person) 2 €
Free Admission
(children under the age of 6, disabled person card´s holders and their guides, teachers – one person per 10 students, ICOM 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 €

News Notices


We apologize for the temporary restrictions for visitors of the Bratislava City Museum due to a film production set in Old Town Hall. For this reason, on September 20, you will pay only half of the entrance fee. Thank you for understanding. We are trying to capture history!

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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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