The Bryan Museum, Galveston

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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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  • Very interesting place to visit. So many things in Mr Bryan’s collection. The bottom floor is really fun for kids although the top two floors have a lot of do not touch items. Very fun for all ages. S...  more »
  • Whether you love history or not this is a great collection of objects, art, guns and all things Texas! We joined so we can go back on ever visit to Galveston. Great for locals and visitors from out of...  more »
  • We really enjoyed this museum. There were several staff members who were very friendly, informative and happy to add to the experience. Mr. Bryan had quite a collection of artifacts depicting the hist...  more »
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  • Phenomenal tour guide. She had our group mesmerized with her knowledge of history and natural way to engage each person on the tour. It was several hours and it seemed like minutes. I am intrigued by the orphanage and the children that survived the hurricane and also the many children that lived there throughout the years the orphanage existed. The Bryan Museum is a MUST see if you're in Galveston. First class and the people were beyond helpful. Love the southern hospitality! The collection has something for everyone.
  • I finally got a chance to visit here and it is a fantastic museum. Truly an asset to Galveston. The building itself is an old orphanage that has been beautifully restored. If you are into Texas and Western history, this is the place for you. There are hundreds of antique firearms on display as well as dioramas, art, historical documents, and other artifacts related to that time period. The Bryan museum is a must see while in Galveston.
  • Great museum about local and Texas history with an amazing collection in a beautiful historic building. The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the touch screen pads to learn more information about the collection. We look forward to going back. The grounds are lovely as well!
  • Step back in time. Learn the history off Galveston and all the people who worked hard after it was destroyed in the big storm. Walk the beautiful gardens and finish with wine in the Gardens. Wonderful treat@
  • First time here while visiting Galveston to see mother. My brother/sister enjoyed. We will be back, pleasant experience.
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