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.