For visitors

For visitors

Since 25 November 2021, the SNM exhibition premises at Bratislava Castle, including the BIB exhibition, have been closed to the public until further notice.

The 28th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB 2021)

will be held in the premises of
the Slovak National Museum (SNM) - Historical Museum
at Bratislava Castle, 2nd Floor,
from 15 October 2021 till 28 February 2022.

Entry only with respirator in OP mode (document required). 
In these premises you can find the main competition exposition of children´s book illustrations coming from all over the world as well as several accompanying exhibitions of BIB 2021. Programs and animated film shows for children and public are held here, too.

We also invite you to other accompanying exhibitions and programs of BIB 2021 that are held in BIBIANA, Panská 41 Bratislava, and other places in Bratislava.

A complete list of all exhibitions and programs organized within BIB 2021 can be found here.


How to get to Bratislava Castle?

- by public transport: from Hodžovo Square by trolleybus No. 203 or 207 to the stop Hrad or Zámocká;

- by foot: from the city centre walking up the Zámocká St., or from the SNP Bridge walking up the Castle Stairs; 

- by car: parking is available in the underground garage accessible from Palisády Street. Price: 3 € /hour, for visitors of the SNM - Historical museum an allowance 50% for max. 3 hours. When you buy a museum ticket, you need to show a card from garage for validation.

Access for disabled persons:
The side entrance into museum is equipped with a barrier free access (please ask for direction at the museum ticket office).  A barrier free toilet is available in the museum as well. 

The premises of Bratislava Castle are open daily from 10.00 am till 6.00 pm, the last entry is at 5.00 pm. 



The ticket allows the visitor to see the BIB 2021 as well as all exhibitions open in premises of the SNM - Historical Museum at Bratislava Castle. The full SNM exhibition program is here.

Admission fees:

Basic admission                                     10 €

Seniors, students, children                      4 €

Families (1 adult + up to 2 children)       12 €

Families (2 adult + up to 3 children)       20 €

School groups (up to 18 years):               2 € or 2 culture vouchers (each)

Free admission:  children up to 6 years, teachers accompanying the school groups (1 teacher / 15 students), disabled persons with ZTP card, seniors above 70 years, holders of ICOM and UNESCO cards, holders of the tourist Bratislava Card (for more information see:, members of the Slovak Museum Association, journalists (with valid card), members of the Slovak Parliament. 

On the first Monday of the month, the admission is free for all.

It is necessary to get a free ticket at the museum ticket office for visitor statistics.

The ticket office is situated at the Court of Honour (an open courtyard near the main entrance to castle), to the right from Svatopluk statue.



For BIB 2021 guests and professionals, the BIB staff is available at a temporary office in the premises of the SNM - Historical Museum. 

Mgr. Viera Anoškinová (head)                    

Ing. Marián Potrok                        

Mgr. Iveta Sarangová           

Event calendar


Event calendar for download

Bibiana is closed on Mondays