About GMB

GMB History

The gallery was established under a resolution passed by city authorities on 13 December 1958 that created the Heritage Institute of the City of Bratislava. The institute comprised four centres: the Bratislava City Museum, City Gallery, Regional Library, and City Heritage Centre. Between 1959 and 1961, works of art were transferred from City Museum collections to the new City Gallery, and on 1 January 1961 the City Gallery was officially established as an independent municipal cultural and educational institution. The collection’s history, however, dates back to 1868, when the City Museum was founded on the initiative of the Pressburg (Bratislava) Beautification Society.


The Bratislava City Gallery is an institution under the founding jurisdiction of the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava.

Organizational structure

You can contact GMB employees by e-mail or by phone between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Gallery Publishing

Art loves paper

GMB publishing, together with exhibition and acquisition activities, constitute the gallery's core activities. Exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, artist books, popularisation material, educational guides, and many other such examples form an inherent part of the gallery’s processes and public communications. Through its publishing activities, GMB aims to reach the widest possible audience across a diverse range of expectations, to facilitate access to its rich collections, and to support and complement its permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Exhibition plan 2022

What you can see in GMB

Galéria mesta Bratislavy vstúpila do novej sezóny s otvorenými obidvomi palácmi. Keďže sprievodné programy sa zo zrejmých dôvodov ešte nekonajú, GMB pripravuje na celý rok bohatý výstavný plán plný zážitkov. Január sa začal predĺžením výstav, ktoré boli z dôvodu lockdownu pre návštevníkov zatvorené. Rok 2021 priniesol nové formáty a spolupráce, ktoré budú pokračovať aj naďalej.

Price list of services

Tickets, programs for schools, events, photography, reproductions, research and rentals.

Ticket prices vary according to the activity. They can be purchased either at the venue, or online via the activity details section of our website.

Days of free entry

Opening hours during public holidays



Press kits for journalists are distributed prior to exhibition openings, major events, and publication launches. Press kits contain a press release, web and print quality photographs, and information about exhibition-related events. Alternatively, press kits can be downloaded from the exhibition subpages of our website. If you are interested in an interview with a curator or artist, or have any special requests, please contact us directly.