The Bryan Museum is a young, dynamic museum of Western History and Art with a focus on Texas and its essential role in the story of the West. The Museums outstanding collection of art, artifacts and manuscripts spans 12,000 years and is the result of over 40 years of collecting by founder J.P. Bryan and his family. The Bryan Museum opened in June 2015 in Galveston, Texas, in what was formerly the Galveston Orphans Home, built in 1895.
Galveston is an island community with over 32 miles of beautiful beaches and is rich in history. With a population of over 50,000 residents, it is host to over 6 million visitors a year and is the 3rd largest cruise port in the U.S. Galveston is also proud to be the only city in Texas with campuses of the state’s two flagship university systems- The University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M University at Galveston.