Danube Museum in Komárno

Podunajské múzeum v Komárne
Contact: Jozef Csütörtöky Director
Palatínova 13, 945 05 Komárno, Slovensko
421 (0) 35 773 1476
421 (0) 35 773 1476
9am-5pm Tue-Sat, closed Sun-Mon

The Museum of Magyar Culture and the Danube, Komárno originated in 1886 with the activities of various museum and educational societies which remained active until end of World War II. The most prominent of these was the Jokai Educational and Museum Society, active from 1911 to 1945. In 1948 this society was housed in the building of the District Museum Society at Komárno, a remarkable pseudo-Romantic structure built in 1913. In 1949 it was renamed the Museum of Magyar Culture and the Danube, Komárno.

The museum professionally processes and makes accessible documents and artefacts on Hungarian nationality culture in the Slovak Republic and on the development of nature and society in the southern part of the Danube lowland. It features two major exhibitions – ‘The History of Komárno and its Environs from Primeval Times until 1848’ and ‘Art of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Centuries’.

The museum incorporates the following branches: