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The NBS Archives are open to the public at the following times:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to 12 noon / 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The Archives are closed to the public in July, August and September.

The Archives will be closed from 20 Mar 2020 until further notice. 

Collection of Photographs

The Collection of Photographs consists of photos taken before 1993 and those relating to the activities of Národná banka Slovenska after 1993.

The photographs taken before 1993 concern mainly the activities of Štátna banka československá and its legal predecessors; the oldest of them are dated to the 1920s. They are mainly photos of bank buildings, buildings whose construction was funded with loans provided by financial institutions, and photos of various financial institutions’ staff members.

Photographs taken after the establishment of Národná banka Slovenska in 1993 are arranged in chronological order in separate thematic sections according to the occasion on which they were taken. Currently, the archives store photographs from the period 1923 – 2016.

In addition to 28,000 paper photographs, the collection also includes negatives, slides, rolls of film, CDs and DVDs.

Last updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2019