Museums in Austin

Did you know that there are more than 20 unique museums right here in lovely Austin, Texas? Austin offers science museums, history museums, a children’s museum, a museum about Texas music, historic sites, cultural centers, world-famous art, and much more. Within these museums exists a diverse cross-section of history and art to be discovered. Here are some details on some of the museums in Austin:

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, the first African American neighborhood museum in the state of Texas.

Elisabet Ney Museum, the former studio of the 19th century portrait sculptor Elisabet Ney.

O. Henry Museum, William Sidney Porter’s home serving as a museum furnished with artifacts and memorabilia from the author’s life in Austin.

Susanna Dickinson Museum preserves the home and legacy of Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson, and celebrates Texas’ historical heritage.

AMOA – Laguna Gloria, offering a unique experience of history, art, and nature. This beloved site has been declared a national treasure and is on city, state, and national registries of historic places.

Arthouse at the Jones Center, creates meaningful opportunities to investigate and experience the art of our time through exhibitions, programs and commissions of new work.

Austin Children’s Museum, enjoy seven themed, hands-on exhibit areas designed for children ages 0-11 and their families. Children can touch, play and climb to their hearts’ content.

Blanton Museum of Art, features American and contemporary art, Latin art, European paintings, prints, and drawings.

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, a dynamic educational institution that engages visitors in the exciting Story of Texas through a variety of programs and exhibit experiences.

French Legation Museum, originally built by the French diplomat to The Republic of Texas, Alphonse Dubois de Saligny, devoted to sharing the site’s past and rich cultural history of Texas.

Mexic-Arte Museum, dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture.

Texas Military Forces Museum, housing an impressive collection of historical material and more than three dozen historical military vehicles and artillery pieces.

Texas Music Museum, highlighting the contributions of Texas musicians to the musical heritage of the nation and the world.

Check out our full list of Museums in Austin for further discovery. And if you know of any additional museums in the Austin area that we failed to include, please shoot us a message to let us know about it!

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