Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
4.5
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
About
One of the most romatic modern art museums in Europe- the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum- is located less than 20 km south of Bratislava. It was founded by the Dutch collector and patron of the arts Gerard Meulensteen and the Slovak gallerist Vincent Polakovič. Since its opening in 2000, the museum has arranged numerous exhibitions of leading figures of the Slovak, European and world art scene, including Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Miroslav Cipár, Markus Prachensky, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Rudolf Sikora, Martín Chirino, Vladimír Popovič and other artists. The museum has attracted thousands of Slovak and foreign visitors as well as royal visits and leading political, social and above all cultural figures. Its unique location bordering on three countries, and sensitive integration with the surrounding nature and the River Danube provide visitors extraordinary views of exhibited artworks and of the flora and fauna unique to the peninsula of art in every season of the year. The adjoining sculpture park features the Works of a number of artists, among them El Lissitzky, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jim Dine, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Jozef Jankovič, Arman, Jean- Claude Farhi, Vladimír Kompánek and Rudolf Uher. A magnificent view of Bratislava and the mighty Danube offer unforgettable experiences at sunset. After the completion of the extension, supported by the Government of the Slovak Republic, the museum is a new symbol of modern Bratislava, recommended by prestigious world guide books and social networking websites. See you by the River Danube, friends!
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  • timeafw
    Budapest, Hungary33 contributions
    One of the best museums I have ever been to!
    Must see, worth a trip even just for the museum and its surrounding! I have been to many museums in Europe, and this was a very nice experience. Do not expect really big international artists, but you will not miss it at all! I would say 2-3 hours if worth to spend here and it is good to go in nice weather, you will be amazed!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Annie P
    Hollywood, Florida384 contributions
    An amazing experience
    What a treat! This museum is an experience rather than just something to "view". The whole setting is amazing and worth the Uber ride for sure! What a great story of how it evolved, and the permanent installations as well as the temporary exhibits were incredible. What a venue, and the sculpture garden was the icing on the cake . The cafe actually had some of the finest pastries we had in our five days in Bratislava, and the gift shop is nicely curated. The ferry on the weekend would have been our choice of arrival but we went on a weekday. Highly recommend spending an afternoon here.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 September 2023
  • markp229e2
    Washington DC, District of Columbia134 contributions
    Rewarding artwork!
    October 12, 2023. Excellent experience! The art museum prepares a variety modern art. The artwork can be paintings, sculptures and objects. I encourage everyone to visit the museum and absorb the surroundings. The art museum resides along the Danube River. The view from the windows reflects peace and tranquility. The cafe is beautiful. It offers a wide variety of pastries, coffee and candies. The candies are delicious! The bus ride from the city center lasts approximately 58 minutes. A taxi or car service from the city center would need approximately 30 minutes to reach the art museum. The transit to the art museum is well worth the experience. My experience lasted 1.5 hours.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Christos T
    Athens, Greece14 contributions
    Gret experience
    Great museum with a very interesting permanent exhibition. Parts of the walls are glass, so you can see the river from inside the building. Both indoors and outdoors exhibitions are lovely. Easy parking, very nice cafe. When sunny, enjoy a coffee break outside. You should spend at least one and a half hour to see the whole exhibition.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 December 2023
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Francesca
Dubai, United Arab Emirates40 contributions
Aug 2022
I got a taxi there and a bus back, visiting this gallery that's next to Hungary and the bus ride skirts the Austrian border. The gallery itself is fascinating, as it's the park, and I loved stopping, sitting and watching the Danube. There's a cafe where you're completely ignored until you have a hissy fit but the coffee was nice (didn't try the cakes which looked superb).
Written 13 September 2022
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SvenD
Vienna, Austria5 contributions
Aug 2022
Extraordinary place of contemporary art in a beautiful building. Hard to say what we liked more - the art, the building or the stunning place at the river Danube peninsula. Really worth to visit.
Written 4 August 2022
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LeKj
41 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very nice collection of contemporary art in a beautiful building and stunning location. The permanent collection is not exceptional but certainly worth a trip from Bratislava, and I really liked the temporary exhibition of Viktor Freso. The museum is financed by the Dutch tech businessman and art collector Gerard Meulensteen.
Written 8 August 2021
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m4tush
Kosice Region, Slovakia20 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We ordered two flat white coffees and the waiter served us doppio with a milk claiming the froth suppose to be flat. But there was no forth at all, only cream. He admitted that barista thought him so (probably just recently) and it’s definitely as it suppose to be. I didn’t push it to return both coffees as I wanted to enjoy gallery and not argue with an idiot waiter. Of course they didn’t have a problem to charge us 6,8€ for 2 double espresso with a milk. If you want to charge top price, learn how to prepare it in a top quality. Typical Slovak crappy service.

Venue it self is nice, only spoiled with a low quality barista services and overpriced drinks.
Written 31 May 2021
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Frantisek F
Bratislava, Slovakia9 contributions
Aug 2020
Danubiana is really a special gallery - the greatest in Bratislava. Located on a peninsula of Danube, reachable by SpeedBoats.sk, it features astonishing exterior and interior exhibitions. Recommended.
Written 7 October 2020
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Traveler-bask
Bratislava, Slovakia8 contributions
Sept 2020
Very nice gallery in a beautiful environment with absolutely misunderstood and untapped potential.

The gallery is located on the popular Bratislava-Gabcikovo cycle path, in the summer full of cyclists and skaters until dark. Management has been successfully ignoring this fact for years and even taking action against these potential visitors.

I will start with the opening hours, which were already limited from 19:00 to 18:00 at two years ago for incomprehensible reasons. In the summer season, at least 20:00 would be required.

Furthermore, it is the height of the one-time entrance fee, which turns countless random visitors right at the entrance.

There is only one small bicycle stand in the large parking lot in front of the building, absolutely unsuitable for mountain bikes. I don't understand if a sufficient number of proper stands, where the bike can also be locked, is an unmanageable investment.

At the end of the gallery, there is (was) a café with a terrace with free access to the outdoor area of ​​the gallery. They didn't even open it this year. This is complete nonsense, to close the main object for which visitors come here and which they have always looked forward to. Giving visitors the whole area the only opportunity to refresh themselves, the gallery probably does not consider important. The gallery is probably not interested in economics either.

Recommendations for next season:

- Install enough proper bicycle stands / up to the height of the belt, with wide partitions /
- Change the opening hours in the summer season until 20:00
- Open the café and finally allow card payments in it (another nonsense encountered by visitors)
- Allow alternative entry, cyclists and skaters only to the outdoor area and café - free of charge, or for a low entrance fee, in which they will have, for example, 1 coffee or soft drink.
Written 26 September 2020
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,810 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
At the beginning, nobody understood why gallery was opened on such renote place. But it was a very good choice. Nice views fro gallery and contemplative place make it a right place to see when having a free half day.
Pros:
- very original concept
- interesting exhibitions
- not too overcrowded
Cons:
- as i mentioned, bit far from the downtown
Written 2 July 2020
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Biljana KK
Bratislava, Slovakia44 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Danubiana blew me away! Very cool place, amazing art and awesome views on Danube. The outside part of the gallery is so serene and peaceful, so try to visit when it is not raining so you can enjoy this part of Danubiana as well. From the art, look for Kiro Urdin’s Planetarium, it is an amazing project (not that there is a big chance you will miss it, as it is the biggest exhibited piece 😉).
Written 19 June 2020
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GFK88
Dallas, TX950 contributions
Jun 2020
What a stunning museum! Peaceful, serene, inspirational. You can wonder for a few hours through the inside, the roof and the gardens. It is rare to find a museum or an art expo that simply makes one HAPPY and FEEL GOOD.

What a beautiful place, well curated content, great buiding and gorgeous location. The Meulensteen Art Museum is truly must visit, and a day trip from Vienna is well worth it.
Written 7 June 2020
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Gregory
Sofia, Bulgaria410 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Although it's a little bit far from the city centre, visiting the museum is totally worth it! Not only does it have an extraordinary collection of contemporary art, but it also gives you an interesting perspective of the Danube river (due to the island-location, and the art-garden right next to the water)
It's for sure, my favourite location in Bratislava

(Ticket price 5euro - for student, ticket-package 20euro for 4-member-family)
(Easy transportation by bus, bus stop right next to the museum)
Written 26 February 2020
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