LIST OF MUSEUMS IN TRAVIS COUNTY

 

 

 

AUSTIN

 

Austin Fire Museum

Firefighting

Located in Central Fire Station No. 1

 

Austin History Center

Local History

Local history collection of the Austin Public Library, features changing exhibits from its collections

 

Austin Museum of Digital Art

Art

Digital art

 

Austin Nature and Science Center

Natural History

Located in Zilker Park, hands-on nature exhibits, live animals

 

Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center

Natural history

Home of the "Splash! Into the Edwards Aquifer" exhibit about Barton Springs[

 

Big Medium

Art

Visual arts organization with two gallery spaces[

 

Blanton Museum of Art

Art

Part of the University of Texas at Austin, collection features European paintings, modern and contemporary American and Latin American art, prints and drawings

 

Briscoe Center for American History

History

Part of the University of Texas at Austin, exhibits of history from its collections

 

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Texas history

History of the State of Texas

 

The Contemporary Austin

Art

Contemporary art, two locations, one in Clara Driscoll’s Laguna Gloria, second in the Jones Center

 

Dougherty Arts Center

Art

Includes Julia C. Butridge Gallery[

 

Elisabet Ney Museum

Art

Sculpture by the acclaimed German-born artist Elisabet Ney in her studio and home

 

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Ethnic

Mexican American cultural arts and heritage, includes two galleries featuring local, regional and national Latino artists

 

French Legation Museum

Historic house

Private home built in 1841 for the French chargé d'affaires to the Republic of Texas

 

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

African American

African-American history and culture in the United States

 

Harry Ransom Center

Multiple 

Part of the University of Texas at Austin, permanent exhibits include a Gutenberg Bible, the first photograph, Erle Stanley Gardner's Study, changing exhibits of art, photography and history from its collections

 

H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports

Sports

History of physical culture and sports, part of the University of Texas at Austin

 

Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

African American

Located at the Southgate-Lewis House, African American experience in Austin and Travis County

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Art, natural history

Part of the University of Texas at Austin. Botanical garden with changing art exhibits related to native flowers and nature

 

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Biographical

Presidential library on the University of Texas campus. LBJ is known for the Civil Rights laws, the War on Poverty efforts, and the escalation in Vietnam

 

Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

Technology

Collection of sound recording equipment and media, planned museum[

 

 

Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata

Commodity

Changing exhibits of ephemera relating to a theme[

 

Museum of the Weird

Amusement

Strange and unusual items[

 

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Historic house

Mid 19th-century Greek Revival mansion

 

O. Henry Museum

Biographical

Life and works of author O. Henry, also known as William Sidney Porter

 

Old Bakery and Emporium

Multiple

Includes an art gallery exhibiting local artists age 50 and above and houses a museum known as the Lundberg-Maerki Historical Collection

 

People's Gallery at City Hall

Art

Annual exhibit of works by regional artists

 

Pioneer Farms

Living

Also known as Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms, features five themed, restored historic areas: an 1841 Tonkawa encampment, an 1868 German emigrant farm, an 1873 Texian farm, an 1887 cotton planter’s farm and an 1899 Sprinkle Corner rural village

 

Pump Project Art Complex

Art

Non-profit art space that provides working studios and gallery facilities to emerging and established artists

 

Republic of Texas Museum

History

Operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, heritage of The Republic of Texas historic period

 

South Austin Popular Culture Center

Art

Pop art related to Austin, focusing on the art and ephemera of Austin's live music scene from the 1960s through today.

 

Susanna Dickinson Museum

Historic house

19th-century home of Battle of the Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson, also known as Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum

 

Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center

Law enforcement

History of the Texas Department of Public Safety, includes uniforms, vehicles, weapons, equipment

 

Texas Governor’s Mansion

Historic house

Mid 19th-century mansion, home of every governor since 1856

 

Texas Medical Association History of Medicine Gallery

Medical

Changing exhibits about the history of medicine in Texas and the history of the Texas Medical Association

 

Texas Memorial Museum

Natural history

Part of the University of Texas at Austin, exhibits dinosaurs, fossils, gems, rocks, minerals, Texas wildlife, evolution and biodiversity

 

Texas Military Forces Museum

Military

Located at Camp Mabry, history of Texas' militia, volunteer forces and National Guard from 1823 to the present

 

Texas Music Museum

Music

Contributions of Texas musicians to the musical heritage of the nation and the world

 

Texas State Capitol Visitors Center

Texas history

Exhibits about state history, tours of the Texas State Capitol

 

The Thinkery

Children’s

 

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Art

Sculpture by 20th century American sculptor Charles Umlauf and other contemporary sculptors

 

Visual Arts Center

Art

Includes 5 galleries, part of the Department of Art and Art History, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin

 

Women and Their Work

Art

Gallery for women artists

 

MEXIA

 

Mexic-Arte Museum

Art

Traditional and contemporary Mexican and Latino art

 

VOLENTE

 

Anderson Mill and Robinson Museum

Local History

Operated by the Anderson Mill Gardeners, working replica water-powered grist mill[

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