The Bryan Museum, Galveston

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The Bryan Museum is located in Galveston, Texas, US. Opened in 2015, the Bryan Museum is focused on the history and art of the American Southwest, and features a collection of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the Southwestern United States.HistoryAssembled over a lifetime by Mary Jon and J.P. Bryan, the collection spans more than 2,500 years and boasts some 70,000 items. The collection includes ancient Native American cultural artifacts, modern 21st century pieces, rare documents in several languages, saddles and spurs, antique firearms, rare books, fine art, religious art, folk art, portraits, rare maps and more.The museum is located in the former Galveston Orphans Home.
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  • The Bryan Museum in Galveston contains an incredible collection of art and objects of the American west with an emphasis on Texas history. Plan on spending 2 0r 3 hours there and get a docent for a gu...  more »
  • This is a new museum, opened in the recent couple of years. Worth visiting for a glimpse onto the Texas history.  more »
  • Beautiful grounds and wonderful exhibits on Texas and the Wild West! Old orphanage turned into a museum by a private collector. Lots of artwork and rare guns and artifacts. Highly recommend the guided...  more »
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  • I really loved this place. The History of all Anglos, African, Mexican, Indian, French,German,Jewish people coming to Galveston to make it a wondering place to live even though there was hardship in the early nineteen hundreds the people managed not to give up and rebuild the place again better than before. The other part of History I loved was all the cowboys and saddles that where made and the Mexican Attired and there life style on How the people lived in this part of Texas. So I say again I loved it and I really want to come back again and again to absorb more of the History Galveston Texas.
  • Incredible! It is on my list of "must see" for anyone that comes to the area. Our only complaint is the hours are hard to work in as the are a bit short, but otherwise it's all amazing. A tip for visiting...check tour times and go appropriately, we missed the first 30 minutes of the tour and were disappointed we didn't plan ahead as the tour guide was fun and extremely knowledgeable. :)
  • The Bryan Museum is definitely a 5 star museum. So refreshing to find a museum that restores a historical treasure and then adds to much more. Each time we visit we take a docent tour, and each time we visit we learn more.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed this museum and our guide. It was well worth the price of admission. Only downside is no photography allowed.
  • Great collection of artifacts from Texas history all owned by one person: Stephen F Austin's sister's great grandson. For real! Great staff walking around and providing information to you! Great outdoor area. Also they have iPads all over for viewing the artifacts and reading a whole page about it and viewing the zoomed in picture of it. Great museum!!

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