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The Bryan Museum

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So many cool things to see!

This is a true hidden gem. If you are interested in 'the old west' this is the place for you. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kristi W
Point Edward, Canada
Hidden gem

This is a really cool museum that we stumbled on unexpectedly. There is some really neat Texas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
League City, Texas
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“texas history”(65 reviews)
“old west”(8 reviews)
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1315 21st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4717
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Did NOT feel welcome, as soon as you walk in you have to leave your purse and cell phone with them. I had a small crossbody not a big bag. Have been to many museums never heard of the this. Was disappointed in the museum...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a true hidden gem. If you are interested in 'the old west' this is the place for you. I never knew there were that many different types of spurs or saddles or rifles/hand guns from the 1800s. Well laid out exhibits. Excellent use...More

Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really cool museum that we stumbled on unexpectedly. There is some really neat Texas history here. My kids especially enjoyed learning that it used to be an orphanage and seeing some of the artifacts from that time period. Definitely do not miss...More

Thank aljenleo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum on Texas, Southwest and Western history. Wonderful artifacts and descriptions. The restored building, which was an orphanage during the great 1900 hurricane, is just beautiful and worth the admission to see. Highly recommend to anyone interested in history.

1  Thank RobertS14033
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

“Amazing” is overused but for me this museum truly was. Where did they get all this stuff? It’s an inspiring look at the history of Texas and the old West, housed in a beautiful historic building. To those of you who put this together, well...More

1  Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is located in the former children’s home that was severely damaged in 1900 and rebuilt and reinforced since. The exhibits were well thought out and gave depth to the Spanish influence on the region, as well as showcasing Texas artists, ranch life, and Anglo...More

1  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This place was amazing. The information given by the guides where fantastic. The artwork was out of this world. And my husdand loved all the guns. This place is doing it the right way. Teaching about history. And a beautiful building .i would have been...More

Thank baldrickScotland
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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 30 August 2018

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

2  Thank awp529
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24 August 2015|
Response from David L | Property representative |
Friday to Monday from 11am to 4pm - docent led tours are on Friday and Saturday
5 May 2015|
Response from David L |
10 for adults 8 for students/seniors/military 4 for kids 6-12 free for kids under 6