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The Bryan Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Top notch exhibits about Texas History with wonderful volunteers in a perfect setting!

Went for an afternoon and really enjoyed all aspects of the Bryan Museum. The building excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Galveston, Texas
southwest, texas and galveston history in beautiful historic building

gorgeous renovation of the orphanage dedicated by rosenberg prior to the 1900 storm. watch short... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kim b
Dallas, Texas
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“texas history”(64 reviews)
“old west”(7 reviews)
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1315 21st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an afternoon and really enjoyed all aspects of the Bryan Museum. The building excellent to house the Texas history artifacts and displays are very well done. Volunteers are on hand at all times and helpful. The gift shop is worth a visit with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

gorgeous renovation of the orphanage dedicated by rosenberg prior to the 1900 storm. watch short film by founder of the museum before stepping into the different displays set up throughout the building. there is a lot to see and read about exploration of texas and...More

Thank kim b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in what was the old Galveston Orphanage, the building has been lovingly and beautifully restored. A wide stairway Leads up to an expansive porch area and then enter into a large foyer (there is also an elevator). From there the museum is divided into...More

1  Thank awp529
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum, well maintained and a great staff. Has a lot of things from Texas' history. Old guns and documents from the war of independence from Mexico. Had guns owned by historical Western figures, John Wesly Hardin is one example.

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprise. The Bryan Museum is an amazing collection summarizing the totality of Texas history. Spend an hour or half a day, there are artifacts, dioramas, collections, and bits of antiquity for everyone. We brought the whole family - from 8 to 80. Something...More

Thank AdmiralNahohkta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see when you visit Galveston Island. The building has been meticulously remodeled and brought back to life. It's now been filled with of some the Greatest Texas historical items you'll find on the Island. I was raised and lived in Texas my whole...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you interested in the history of the old west, particularly in Texas and vicinity, this is your place to visit.

Thank Lewis K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much about Texas history I learned just by walking through the Museum. Please take your children so they can see the actual history. Amazing museum and the staff was always ready to help and answer questions.

Thank weeksj2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a lot of history on a lot of different things. Art history, Texas history, cowboy history, Galveston history, medical history...there is a lot to see

Thank shalonk179
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They had so much more than I ever imagined. We have never gone here before when we visited Galveston but are so glad we did. The gardens are incredible. Just to walk around the building is worth it. Great exhibits about the Alamo, early Texas...More

1  Thank Yodatravel
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August 24, 2015|
Response from David L | Property representative |
Friday to Monday from 11am to 4pm - docent led tours are on Friday and Saturday
June O
May 5, 2015|
Response from David L |
10 for adults 8 for students/seniors/military 4 for kids 6-12 free for kids under 6