The Bryan Museum :
The West As It Will Never Be Seen Again!

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 Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects.

With approximately 70,000 items in total, the collection includes 20,000 rare books; more than 30,000 documents in Spanish, German, French, and English; three dozen saddles; over 250 antique firearms; several hundred spurs; a large collection of fine art, religious art, folk art, and portraits; exceedingly rare maps and artifacts, such as "cowboy" chaps; Native American stone tools and arrowheads; and a Spanish mission bell.

The Bryan Museum presents a chronological history of Texas and the American West with a special emphasis on the Spanish influences in the region. In addition to its permanent galleries, the Museum also includes space for rotating special exhibits, a library, and an archive.

Visit The Bryan Museum today and discover the great diversity of experience that forged the American West and the compelling stories told there.

Volunteer Meet & Greet

Learn about becoming a volunteer at our very first Volunteer Meet & Greet!

Monday, June 5, 2017
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Bridal Open House

Tour our bridal venues and meet with caterers, florists, and more who will answer questions and help you plan your wedding!

Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Stranger's Disease
Experiencing Yellow Fever in Galveston, 1837-1897

Special Exhibit
Now Through May 8, 2017

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Wine in The Bryan Gardens

Please join us for the next Wine in The Bryan Gardens Thursday, May 4!

First Thursday of Every Month
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Host Your Event at The Bryan Museum

The Bryan Museum is Galveston's premier venue for weddings, corporate meetings, children's parties, and more.

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