Night of Museums and Galleries 2017 around Slovakia

The annual event opening museums and art galleries to the public, the Night of Museums and Galleries, has not been limited just to Bratislava – and each time, more and more institutions participate.

Museum of Military History PiešťanyMuseum of Military History Piešťany (Source: TASR)

This year, on May 20, there are several novelties as well. Not just in the Bratislava Region but also in Banská Bystrica and Zvolen there will be special transport bringing visitors to the normally less accessible venues with the ticket to the Night of Museums serving as a fare.

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Thus, around 40 museums in the Bratislava Region will become more accessible for both inhabitants and visitors, from the well-known Červeny Kameň Castle, some municipal museums (e.g. Senec, Pezinok, Veľké Leváre), to venues opening specially for this night, like the Holly Stairs of the Franciscan Monastery in Malacky. There are several round tours revolving around the main attractions on offer. (Please click here to see programme for the Bratislava Region and Bratislava City.)

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In big cities like Banská Bystrica/Zvolen or Košice, museums decided to follow the example of the capital and offer entry to all local venues for the single ticket purchased at the first venue. Many regional – and some specialised – museums are participating as well, some of them offering special accompanying events, unfortunately in Slovak. There are three museums in Banská Bystrica – and the forestry museum in Zvolen, while in Košice, there are three museums and the ÚĽUV gallery.

Many castles will also stay open until late at night, with some – e.g. Bojnice Castle, administered by the SNM – offering special accompanying programmes. The ghost stageings at Bojnice do not need much Slovak language skill.

Also all the branches of the great national institutions – the Slovak National Museum (around 50 museums in total) and the Slovak National Gallery (in Pezinok-Schaubmar Mill, Ružomberok and Zvolen) – will be open until late at night, with the goal of showing visitors some background facts, making the exhibits more open to the public and also showing some yet unknown sides of the museology and gallery work.

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More detailed and updated information can be found at the summary website of the Night of Museums and Galleries 2017 – in Slovak –

Programme in the Bratislava Region


Programme in Bratislava city: Thousand and one nights – Bratislava museums and galleries Read more 

Mestské múzeum v Senec / Municipal Museum in Senec
Turecký dom / Turkish House, Nám. 1. mája 2 / 1. mája Square 2
Contact: +421 2 202 05 501; +421 911 169 754; www.msks-senec/muzeum/
Open: 15:00 – 23:00
Early Iron Age - Hallstatt Culture in southwestern Slovakia
Permanent exposition of nature and early history of Senec and surrounding areas
18:00 – 21:00 Dance House. Instructing Slovak and Hungarian folk dances from the Gemer in front of the Turkish House
Labyrint Gallery (Municipal Culture Centre Senec, 2nd floor)

Malokarpatské múzeum v Pezinku / Little-Carpathian Museum in Pezinok
M.R. Štefánika 4
Contact: +421 33 641 33 47;
Open: 18:00 – 22:00 (last entry 21:30)
15:00 – 22:00 Vineyards, People, Time
15.00 – 22.00 Permanent exhibition The Story of Wine, History of Wine-growing and Viniculture under the Little Carpathians

Mestské múzeum v Pezinku / Town Museum in Pezinok, M. R. Štefánika 1, Stará radnica / Old Town Hall,
Contact: +421 33 641 23 06;
Open: 16:00 – 22:00
Exhibition: Those Who Perished. The Story of the Pezinok Jewish Community 1938 – 1945

SNG – Galéria insitného umenia, Schaubmarov mlyn / Slovak National Gallery – Gallery of Naïve Art, Schaubmar Mill Cajlanská 255, Pezinok-Cajla
Contact: +421 33 640 40 35;;
Open: 10:00 – 19:00 (last entry 18:00)
Exhibitions and expositions:
Insitné umenie / Naïve Art; Mill Exposition
10:00 – 18:00 Skilful Market – demo and sale of craft products of young artists
16:00 Concert for All, Milan Konfráter & Co

SNM-Múzeum Ľudovíta Štúra / Slovak National Museum-Ľudovít Štúr Museum, Štúrova 84, Modra
Contact: +421 33 647 2765;
Open: 09:00 – 22:00
Ľudovít Štúr and Modern Slovakia; Ľudovít Štúr Memorial Room;
Women in the National-emancipation Movement of the 19th century and the Štúr group

Ignác Bizmayer Gallery
Kukučínova 15, Modra
Open: 09:00 – 22:00
On the History of Modra faience (glazed pottery)
Ignác Bizmayer’s Memories of His Childhood and Youth in Photographs
17:00 From the History of Modra Faience. Opening of Exposition

SNM-Múzeum Červený Kameň / Červený Kameň Castle Museum
The Červený Kameň Castle, Častá
Contact: +421 33 690 58 03;
Open: 19:00 – 22:00

Kaštieľ Budmerice / The Budmerice Manor House
Kaštieľ Budmerice, Budmerice
Open: 18:00 – 22:00
Guided tour around the manor house, every hour

Mestské kultúrne centrum Malacky / Town Culture Centre
Múzeum Michala Tillnera / Michal Tillner Museum Záhorácka 1919, Malacky
Contact: +421 34 77 221 10;
Open: 14:00 – 21:00
Exhibitions: Historical Seals and Stamps of Malacky; In the Light of Tillner’s Lamps; Malacky during the WWII; Gerda Fodorová: Flying with the Fantasy; Works from the nursery schools competition: I draw, I draw, I paint
15:00 – 18:00 Screening of Historical Films and Photographs in the Museum
19:00 Performance of the folk ensemble Cimbálofka Leváranek in the museum

14:00 – 18:00 Guided tours every 30 minutes (last tour 16:30)
Starý cintorín / The old cemetery
Františkánsky kláštor (krypta, Sväté schody) / The Franciscan Monastery (crypt, Holy Stairs)
Kostol Najsvätejšej trojice / The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity
Synagóga / The synagogue

Veľké Leváre
Habanánsky dvor a múzeum / Hutterite (Haban) Yard and Museum
Obecný úrad / Municipal Office, Štefánikova 747
Contact: +421 34 77 943 17; +421 34 77 94 316;
Open: 14:00 – 19:00

Kostol mena Panny Márie / Church of the Virgin Mary’s Name
Rímskokatolícky farský úrad /Roman-Catholic Parish Office, Štefánikova 752
Phone: +421 34 77 941 08;
Open: 14:00 – 19:00

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