The Bryan Museum, Galveston

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#6 of 11 in Museums in Galveston
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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  • Our group of three visited the Bryan museum today. The building and grounds are really stunning as everything is in bloom. The museum collection was very comprehensive covering Texas and Western histo...  more »
  • One of the very BEST representations of Texas History in the entire state!! Very nicely organized & displayed. Beautiful use for a fine historic building! The grounds & conservatory are stunning ! I l...  more »
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  • I’ve been going to Galveston for over 50 years. I really enjoy the history of the island. Until today I was unaware that there had been more than 1 orphanage on the island. This one, which opened in the late 1800s and closed in 1984, was a victim of the Great Storm of 1900. It was turned into a museum in 2015. Lynne was our guide for a very detailed and interesting tour of relics, arms, art and other pieces of Texas history. Most (if not all) are from the Bryan family personal collections and includes a surprising number of rare items, more than I’ve seen anywhere else. There are also beautiful grounds, an atrium, and a gift shop which was staffed by Jan who was also a friendly wealth of knowledge. They offer many events and a farmers market throughout the year. We were so impressed we bought an annual membership, something we haven’t done in many years. Definitely worth a stop & a return when you are anywhere near Galveston.
  • Fantastic museum with some Texas history. The screen system they used for showing more information about the various artifacts was fantastic. A great little museum that I didn't even know about until just recently.

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