The Bryan Museum, Galveston

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, it spans more than 12,000 years, and its pieces range from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects.
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  • If you love learning about Texas history then you're in luck cause this place is all about history! Apparently the owner is a descendant of Stephen F. Austin so there are many authentic historical...  more »
  • Great family visit to discover Texas history. Kids 7 yo, 10 yo and 2.5 yo. did scavenger hunts that kept them engaged, while learning about past of the west. There are not scary Halloween decorations....  more »
  • The museum is beautiful! We enjoyed the film at the beginning of the tour. It was very informative about Galveston and Texas history. The upstairs was full of western art, just beautiful! We highly recommend going for a visit!
  • This is such a unique and beautiful museum, which feels like being in the mansion of an eccentric old collector who packed his house to the gills. Lots of incredible artifacts from Texas history and well curated special exhibits. Definitely worth a stop when you're visiting Galveston
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