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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  • 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 place to visit if you are a history guru looking for a place to learn about the area and this part of the state. There are a lot of things to see and if you take your time you could easily be here 2 hours or more. My only negative was one of the security guys kept following my wife and I around the whole time. It's kinda creepy....
  • I had the privilege of being a vendor at an event here! Not only is the venue gorgeous but the entire experience was amazing. Peter the event coordinator was extremely nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this venue and I hope to be able to come back!
  • A lovely place and they have really done a wonderful job on everything. There's something for everyone. Also it's right in the neighborhood. It's an honor to have the museum here. Beautiful weddings, etc.
  • We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the beautiful Bryan Museum on October 8, 2017; my husband and I fell in love with the Bryan Museum from the first time we saw it. Peter Ochoa, Richard and the rest of his staff were amazing from the beginning. They always made themselves available to answer our questions, were willing to accommodate our requests and made helpful suggestions. Overall, they helped bring the wedding of our dreams come to reality! Mr. Bryan, Peter and the onsite Horticulturalist haven't overlooked any details to make the grounds an absolute dream of a venue, which we and our guests enjoyed. The grounds, gazebo and conservatory are absolutely stunning. Peter also worked seamlessly with our wedding planner and vendors. He made sure we had everything we wanted and even worked with us on the wedding day to adjust a few things including, giving our guests cold water on a hotter than normal October day. Our wedding was better than anything we ever imagined. Our guests raved about our stunning venue! We cannot thank Peter enough for his help in making our wedding absolutely unforgettable! The Bryan Museum will always hold a special place in our hearts and we'll be back for a visit soon!
  • Lovely restored building. Beautifully displayed artifacts from Texas history, 2 nice short films. Guided tour was available but we self toured. We got a free map at the desk and pointed in the right direction to start off. Small exhibit from the orphanage years, I'd have liked to learn more about that period. Nice variety of art from Texas artists. The coupon at the front desk for a free cup of coffee or water was a pleasant perk. Bobby the bartender was very nice and great to chat with. Soda and wine were offered for sale as well. This was definitely worth the time and money. As a proud Texan, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

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