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The Bryan Museum Admission
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The Bryan Museum Admission

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  • Ticket includes admission to the Butterfly Garden
  • Entry/Admission - The Bryan Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Galveston Island


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
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  • LeakyB85
    LeakyB85
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    good collection of Texas history
    Got bored after a while. Could only spend so much time on Texas history. But if this is your thing, it's a good collection.
  • beachnerd0704
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    An amazing find!
    Oh, my! I had no idea this museum existed! (Of course, it's been 20 years since I was last in Galveston!) What a treasure! As a former Texas history teacher, I was floored by all of the original documents on display as well as the beautiful way they were displayed. There is so much to see and appreciate in this museum. It has become one of my favorites! All the people that work here are so friendly and clearly proud of this jewel of a museum--rightly so!
  • sciencenerdjen
    sciencenerdjen
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    Perfect for a rainy day!
    We ended up with terrible storms moving in on our weekend to Galveston. This museum was the perfect activity to let the storms pass. We learned some history, saw great artifacts, and enjoyed the current bird exhibit.
  • 766jct
    766jct
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    Very informative
    A lot of history of the area, not just of the flood of 1900 and how the original building was used. Very nice staff.
  • 52bog
    52bog
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    Billy Gibbons display
    Very neat western and Texas History museum which currently has a Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) display that is worth the price of admission on it's own.
  • CJTravelerTexas
    CJTravelerTexas
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    Highlights of Texas and the Old West
    The Bryan Museum is located in an old orphanage and is now owned by the J. P. Bryan family. Persons interested in art, western and Texas history, and architecture should enjoy visiting this museum. Unfortunately, during our visit the library, which had been impressed on us as a room worth seeing, was undergoing remodeling and we were unable to appreciate it.
  • bethannesettles
    bethannesettles
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    WORTH THE TRIP!
    Excellent museum with fascinating history of Galveston and Texas. The collections were amazing, the old guns, saddles, and the informative videos of the great 1900 hurricane were incredible. We loved it!
  • doughQ8757YG
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    The 2nd best place you can go in Galveston
    Really enjoyed the history inside the museum. Wish that they would of included the back story of the orphanage and maybe some feedback from the children that were there. That’s just me though.
  • bryan790
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    Great Exhibitions
    The Bryan Museum has some really interesting exhibitions. I would have liked more information on the times it was an Orphanage though. Also… If you park in the museum parking lot, make sure you have a spot that will be easy to get out of if it gets crowded.
  • Charlotte L
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    Go West!
    This is an incredible collection of all things western. The saddles are absolutely gorgeous and you could spend hours studying their details. The art is amazing. It is wonderful to be allowed to share a collector’s passion and there is something for everyone to enjoy here. Beautifully presented and informative. This museum is a class act from start to finish. Children should really enjoy the pirate-themed area in the basement too. Just go!
  • kathrync192
    kathrync192
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    Lots of good history and exhibits here
    This museum does a good job in providing the historic timeline of civilization in Texas. A number of unique exhibits in a beautiful historic building. Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful
  • suehicksaa
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    Texas history
    This is a large collection of Texas History. The best item has to be a book from 1550. Then to see the sword that actually captured Santa Anna. Survey tools used to measure the start of Texas.
  • Patrick R
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    Wonders Everywhere You Look
    Not expecting to see the journey through the history of Texas this place is a wonderful and has new and interesting visuals no matter which way you look. Could not be completely covered in one visit and is justified to make regular schedule for continued trips in the future.. Take the kids, take the family, take your best friend and partner but just go. You will be satisfied.
  • melwashere81
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    Lots of history!
    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 papers and memorabilia to see. There is a saddle exhibit which is pretty cool and a short film to watch about the hurricane of 1900. There are 2 floors of exhibits to go through so take your time and be sure to read about them all so you don't miss anything. There is a ground level as well with a small exhibit on the orphanage that used to be housed here and also a small exhibit about pirates and the early days of Galveston (not a lot of information on this one but the exhibit was kinda cool) so be sure to take the stairs down and check it out! The gift shop is in its own building located on the ground floor and is full of unique Texas souvenirs. They also do weddings at the Bryan Museum so some places may be off limits during that time. Be sure to walk outside once you are finished inside the museum to see all the little statues and the waterfall that was dedicated to the museum dog who passed a few years back. Quite a lot to see for the $14 admission price...so worth it!
  • lkrylova
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    Family fun in Museum
    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 and ghost hunt around Halloween. Spent 2 hours and did not even noticed.
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Kelly K
San Antonio, TX103 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Texas and early American history told with exquisite antiques in electronic explained creative displays in a unique magnificently twice restored building that would be worth visiting it alone. An elevator enables all to tour the entire display and facilities in just over an hour. A Texan’s delight. Don’t miss the introductory video of its history.
Written March 4, 2022
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MTaylor - NoPaperPlates
San Leon, TX108 contributions
Sep 2020
Galveston may be a beach resort town but the history of Texas and the Gulf Coast area can be experienced at the Bryan Museum. The exhibits range from the early Indians through today. This museum was originally built in 1895 as an orphanage and walks you through each age of Texas history. Amazingly they also cater weddings and events onsite. Beautiful gardens surround the building and the inside is breathtaking. Highly recommended for anyone travelling to or living in Galveston.
Written September 27, 2020
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Wayne K
66 contributions
We wanted to see how the orphans were treated and housed. Most of the items in the house were from the owners personal posessions. There were many items on how the cowboys, indians. Spaniards had influenced the area. There were many guns, swords, outer space information and lots of other items to see.There was hardly any information on how the orphans were housed or how they were brought there.
Written February 25, 2020
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Carol M
Tyler, TX4 contributions
Jan 2020
Very good collection of artifacts from native americans, cowboys, wartime, up to high society in Texas. Also nice collection of paintings and sculptures. One of favorites was the diorama of of the Battle of San Jacinto. The house also has an interesting history of its own and it's surrounded by a lovely garden.
Written February 21, 2020
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AEW
38 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Bryan Museum was a great find for us! We easily enjoyed a couple hours there. They have quite a collection. There’s a Spanish Colonial Gallery, Texas Frontier Gallery, Statehood and Beyond Gallery and lots of other wonderful things to see. There are large collections of historical firearms, saddles, Spurs, clothing, artwork, etc. There’s a display about cowGIRLS and some other cowgirl items in other places. Displays are well done with informational labels and iPads with touch screens that explain various items. There is some beautiful artwork from various times and there are even three paintings by Andy Warhol. One of those is of Annie Oakley. Pretty cool! The tour starts with an 8 minute video introduction to the collections in the museum. Great place to go on a rainy day, in the heat of the day in summer or any time. We really enjoyed it.
Written June 23, 2021
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Paul G
Tucson, AZ3,984 contributions
Mar 2021
Superb, yet disppointing are the words that describe my reaction to my visit.

As a deposit of Texas history, my reveiw echos most as it is indeed excellent in every aspect..

As a keeper of the history of the building and The Home for Orphans for many,many years, it fails miserably.. Not a word about what each room was used for, not a word about where the kitchen was, Nothing on how the children lived, worked or were eductaed. In short, aside from the plaque at the main entrance and something very brief in the basement, the museum has scrubed this aspect of the building clean.

By all means visit, it is well worth it from the Texas history aspect, just do not expect much on The Orphans.
Written April 12, 2021
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RgL
10 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a beautifully curated museum. It is a fascinating journey through the history of Texas and Galveston, told through a unique collection of artefacts that are well presented and engaging - does a better job in our view than the San Antonio equivalents. The staff are warm and very welcoming, and the docents very knowledgeable and attentive. It all takes place in a gorgeous building which has been magnificently restored, set in beautiful grounds, with a delightful cafe and shop. Highly recommend for a visit.
Written April 19, 2022
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Greg G
Sugar Land, TX137 contributions
Jun 2021
We are relatively frequent visitors to Galveston, but this was our first visit to this museum. It was excellent containing memorabilia from the collection of Texas oilman, J.P. Bryan. Located in the historic Galveston Orphanage, the architecture of the building itself is impressive. I would consider this museum a "must see" for visitors to Galveston. It is in walking distance from the Hotel Galvez and has free parking at the museum.
Written June 21, 2021
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,369 contributions
Feb 2022
This museum is housed in a beautiful building that served as an orphanage for most of its life. The art collection wasn’t really my cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean someone who appreciates Texas history and western art won’t love it. There is a very small section in the basement that talks about the history of the orphanage and I really would have loved a tour to learn more about the history of the orphanage and the building. They were supposed to have a tour during the time we were there, but it wasn’t running. We spent about an hour. There’s a parking lot in the back along with lots of street parking in front.
Written February 16, 2022
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wbird2281
Garland, TX23 contributions
Feb 2023
We enjoyed the western themed paintings. Lots of displays and tablets with info on each one. The Bryan Museum is a great place to learn more about Texas history from before the European colonizers to the early 1900's.
Written February 18, 2023
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