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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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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