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The Bryan Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Southwest history

This has to be one of the largest collections of southwest history anywhere. The collection of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin B
Glenville, New York
Lovely afternoon

We took advantage of the “free” day today. So glad we did. What an amazing collection of such a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“old west”(8 reviews)
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1315 21st St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-4717
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While visiting Galveston to research a book, I dropped in on this museum. The entry fee felt a little steep for the amount I saw, though in fairness the cost of hurricane damage probably sucks away money from cultural stuff. I enjoyed the exhibits in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This has to be one of the largest collections of southwest history anywhere. The collection of antique firearms is incredible. If you are a history buff you will love this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took advantage of the “free” day today. So glad we did. What an amazing collection of such a wide variety. Loved the Andy Warhols, all the pistols, the saddles and bridles. Take your time looking. The house is beautiful the grounds are so nice....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JEBtravel2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 openin the late 1800s and closed in 1984, was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank G4thering_No_Moss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Galveston several times, but only got around to visiting here on our last trip, late Nov - Dec 2017. It was terrific. Very interesting and informative, diverse displays, and the staff was really nice. I highly recommend it for adults and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kategD4291QH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning museum with some amazing Western US history compiled by the Bryan family. Take your time. There are treasures to be seen here!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sally8363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good museum, great, gardens, interesting assortment and collection, electronic pads in Spanish and English information about the exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in a historical Galveston orphanage building, this collection of Bryan Family artifacts and art of Texas from Native American artifacts dating back 14,000 to 15,000 years ago through settlement by European invaders/occupiers, and on to recent times is very well displayed. If you like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Warren P
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank SSS12_11
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kristi W
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11 December 2018|
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Response from G4thering_No_Moss | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of room. Ramp access to elevator in rear.
25 August 2015|
Response from David L | Property representative |
Friday to Monday from 11am to 4pm - docent led tours are on Friday and Saturday
6 May 2015|
Response from David L |
10 for adults 8 for students/seniors/military 4 for kids 6-12 free for kids under 6