The Bryan Museum

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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 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.

Set in an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building surrounded by beautiful landscaping in a historic neighborhood, The Bryan Museum is also Galveston's premier venue for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

Galveston for Homeschools

The Bryan Museum houses a huge and interactive collection of artifacts about Texas and the American West. It is located in a beautiful Renaissance Revival-style building that was once the Galveston Orphans Home.

This museum is a treasure trove of Texas history and beyond.

You can learn more about the museum, and add it to your itinerary on the Texas Seaport page

Before Your Visit

During Your Visit

After Your Visit

  • Search Google for “Galveston Orphans” and learn more about the children who were sent to Galveston.

Meeting Space

  • The Conservatory: 200 for stand up; 140 for seated
  • The Library: 75 for stand up; 12-24 for seated
  • The Second Floor Landing: 60 for stand up; 40 for seated
  • The Conference Room: 10-14 for seated
  • La Sirena Cantina: 25 for stand up; 8 for seated


Galveston Island Pass

The Ocean Star participates on the Galveston Island Pass! The pass allows you to select attractions that save you up to 40% off admission prices when you choose to visit four or more participating attractions.

Purchase tickets online by clicking here!

Hours of Operation
Wednesday thru Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.