List of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast

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The list of museums in the Texas Gulf Coast encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included. Also included are non-profit art galleries and exhibit spaces.

Counties included are Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton County, Texas.[1]

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Museums[edit]

Texas Gulf Coast museums
Museum name City County Type Summary/Refs
1940 Air Terminal Museum Houston Harris Aviation Southeast Texas's commercial aviation history (with an emphasis on Houston)
20th Century Technology Museum Wharton Wharton Technology Displays include radios, phonographs and a jukebox, televisions, arcade games, home appliances, farm equipment, telephones, typewriters, computers, electronics, cameras and aircraft
Agricultural Historical Museum Winnie Chambers Agriculture Open by appointment, includes tractors, farming equipment, photos, Winnie Sante Fe Depot[2]
Alden B. Dow Office Museum Lake Jackson Brazoria Local history Operated by the Lake Jackson Historical Association, restored and recreated 1943 office Alden B. Dow used to design the city of Lake Jackson’s buildings and winding streets[3]
Alvin Historical Museum Alvin Brazoria Local history Operated by the Alvin Museum Society in a historic post office building[4]
Alley Log Cabin Museum Columbus Colorado Historic house Mid 19th-century log cabin[5]
American Cowboy Museum Houston Harris Western Art, history, and culture of the contributions of African Americans, Hispanic, Native Americans, and women to the development of the American West[6]
American Indian Genocide Museum Houston Harris History Genocide of American Indians
ArtCar Museum Houston Harris Art Contemporary art including art cars, fine arts, and artists that are rarely seen in other cultural institutions
Art League Houston Houston Harris Art Alternative art exhibitions[7]
Ashton Villa Galveston Galveston Historic house NRHP, mid 19th-century brick house, currently not open for tours, operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation
Asia Society Texas Center Houston Harris Ethnic Facility of the Asia Society, includes an art gallery and Allen Sculpture Garden, art and culture presentations[8]
Austin County Jail Museum Bellville Austin Prison Tours provided on Saturdays by the Bellville Historical Society[9][10]
Ammon Underwood House West Columbia Brazoria Historic house 1830s period house[11]
Barbers Hill / Mont Belvieu Museum Mont Belvieu Chambers Local history [12]
Bay Area Museum Nassau Bay Harris Local History Exhibits include NASA memorabilia, Japanese artifacts, Karankawa Indians, Lunar Rendezvous Festival
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Houston Harris Decorative arts Facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, historic mansion with decorative arts, furniture
Baytown Historical Museum Baytown Chambers Local history [13]
Bishop's Palace Galveston Galveston Historic house Gilded Age mansion NRHP, operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation
Blaffer Art Museum Houston Harris Art Part of the University of Houston, exhibits national and international works as well as artwork by students
Brazoria Historical Museum Brazoria Brazoria Local history Operated by the Brazoria Heritage Foundation, exhibits include Karankawa Indians, Austin Colony, Masonry, plantations and ranches, the Civil War, early businesses, military memorabilia, vintage grocery store merchandise, African American history, natural history, fiber arts displays[14]
Brazoria County Historical Museum Angleton Brazoria Local history History and cultural heritage of Brazoria County, located in the historic courthouse[15]
Brazos Valley Railroad Society Brazoria Brazoria Railroad HO model scale train layout and museum, open on Saturdays[16]
Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences Clute Brazoria Multiple Includes the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Brazosport Art League Gallery, BASF Planetarium, Center Stages Theater, and affiliate organizations including the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra and Symphony League[17]
Brazosport Museum of Natural Science Clute Brazoria Natural history Features shells, fossils, dinosaur skeletons, wildlife, rocks & minerals and archeology, part of the Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences[18]
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Houston Harris Military History of the African American Buffalo Soldiers[19]
Butler Longhorn Museum League City Galveston American West Texas Longhorn history through in western art, music, Longhorn artifacts and Texas historical items[20]
Children's Museum of Houston Houston Harris Children's
City By the Sea Museum Palacios Matagorda Texas Gulf Coast Museum of the Palacios Area Historical Association, exhibits include Camp Hulen, fishing, ships, agriculture, Hurricane Carla, Karankawa Indians[21]
Columbia Historical Museum West Columbia Brazoria Local history [22]
Confederate Memorial Museum Columbus Colorado Local history [23][24]
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Houston Harris Art Contemporary art created within the past 40 years
Czech Center Museum Houston Houston Harris Ethnic Cultural center to preserve the language, scholarship and arts of Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia and Slovakia[25]
Danish Heritage Museum of Danevang Danevang Wharton Ethnic Exhibits related to the everyday lives of the Danish pioneer settlers of Danevang[26]
Dickinson Historic Railroad Center Dickinson Galveston Local history Owned by the city and operated by the Dickinson Historical Society[27][28]
DiverseWorks Houston Harris Art Presents new visual, performing, and literary art[29]
Doc Porter Museum of Telephone History Bellaire Harris Telecommunications Telephone equipment and the history of the telephone, open by appointment[30]
Dunham Bible Museum Houston Harris Literary Part of Houston Baptist University, rare bibles and manuscripts[31]
Egypt Plantation Museum Egypt Wharton Historic house Empire period house, also includes depot museum with ranching heritage and plantation life displays, and Texas history[32]
El Campo Museum of Natural History El Campo Wharton Natural history wildlife dioramas, special collections of clown memorabilia, fishing lures, seashells [33]
Fernland Historical Park Montgomery Montgomery Open air [34]
Footprints in Courage Museum Shenandoah Montgomery Local history Located inside the Shenandoah Visitors Center[35]
Fort Bend County Heritage Unlimited Museum Kendleton Fort Bend African American Lifestyles of African American settlers and residents from 1865-1965[36][37]
Fort Bend Museum Richmond Fort Bend Open air Includes the museum, Long-Smith Cottage, 1883 John M. and Lottie D. Moore House, and the McFarlane House[38]
Foster Community Museum Foster Fort Bend Local history [39]
Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum and Barn Friendswood Galveston Historic house Also known as the Friendswood Museum, reconstructed early 1900s Quaker home with furniture and artifacts[40]
Freeport Historical Museum Freeport Brazoria Local history [41]
Galveston Arts Center Galveston Galveston Art [42]
Galveston County Museum Galveston Galveston Local history Reopening in late 2014 in the Galveston County Courthouse[43]
Galveston Railroad Museum Galveston Galveston Railroad Includes rolling stock, model trains, devastation caused by Hurricane Ike, maps, railroad jargon, pictures from the Southern Railroad and the Panama Railway exhibit, railroad dining cars and china
George Ranch Historical Park Richmond Fort Bend Open air 20,000 acre working ranch featuring historic homes, costumed interpreters and livestock[44]
Health Museum Houston Harris Science Human body, cells, health, also known as the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum Huntsville Walker Military Exhibits about all branches, POWs, home life [45]
Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, Texas Conroe Montgomery Local history Exhibits include everyday life, lumber and oil industries[46]
Heritage Society Museum Houston Harris Open air Part of Sam Houston Park, includes exhibits of local history, several historic houses and a church
Heritage Society Museum of Weimar Weimar Colorado Local history Housed in the Old Hill Bank building, include local Main Street business displays, early country kitchen, pharmacy and soda fountain exhibit, military artifacts[47][48]
Holocaust Museum Houston Houston Harris Holocaust History of the Holocaust and the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston Harris Art Contemporary craft art with an emphasis on fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood[49]
Houston Center for Photography Houston Harris Art Exhibits of historic and contemporary photography[50]
Houston Fire Museum Houston Harris Firefighting Includes vehicles, equipment, uniforms
Houston Maritime Museum Houston Harris Maritime Includes ship models, navigation instruments and maritime artifacts[51]
Houston Museum of African American Culture Houston Harris African American African American history and culture, including regional and national[52]
Houston Museum of Natural Science Houston Harris Natural history, Science Exhibits include animal dioramas and mounts, gems and minerals, dinosaurs and fossils, mollusks, chemistry, energy, space science, Ancient Egypt, pre-Columbian archaeological artifacts, planetarium, butterfly zoo
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugarland Sugar Land Fort Bend Natural history Located in Telfair, opened in 2009, exhibits on paleontology, space, life and earth science[53]
Houston Police Department Museum Houston Harris Law enforcement Artifacts from the Honor Guard, SWAT, Mounted Patrol, badges, uniforms and other equipment[54]
Humble Museum Humble Harris Local history Exhibits include oil, cattle, lumber, churches and everyday life[55]
John C. Freeman Weather Museum Houston Harris Natural history Currently relocating, climate and weather science
Center of Houston, JungJung Center of Houston Houston Harris Art Features an art gallery[56]
Katy Contemporary Arts Museum Katy Fort Bend Art Also known as KCAM, contemporary regional art from the fifties to the present[57]
Katy Heritage Museum Katy Harris Local history Includes farming equipment, agricultural and pioneering history artifacts, photographs and antiques[58]
Katy Heritage Park Katy Harris Open air Operated by the Katy Heritage Society, includes three historic houses, the Humble Mess Hall, a post office, tool shed/wash house and bandstand[59]
Katy Veterans Memorial Museum Katy Harris Military Artifacts from every foreign conflict involving the United States[58]
Lake Jackson Historical Museum Lake Jackson Brazoria Local history Operated by the Lake Jackson Historical Association, exhibits include the prehistoric era, the plantation era, area's petrochemical industry and the founding of modern Lake Jackson[60]
Lawndale Art Center Houston Harris Art Art gallery
Levi Jordan Plantation Brazoria Brazoria Historic house Antebellum plantation, site under development and only open to the public on a limited basis and by appointment, includes the plantation house and archeological remains, including the slave quarters that were subsequently occupied by freedmen until the 1880s
Live Oak Art Center Columbus Colorado Art Contemporary art, offers year-round exhibitions, workshops, publications, outreach programs, lectures, classes[61]
Lone Star Flight Museum Galveston Galveston Aviation Features historic aircraft and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame
Magnolia Depot Museum Magnolia Montgomery Local history Operated by the Magnolia Historical Society,[62] includes an office/ barbershop building, an antique sawmill and a red caboose[63]
Marguerite Rogers House Museum Alvin Brazoria Historic house Operated by the Alvin Museum Society, also known as the Cottage House Museum[64]
Matagorda County Museum Bay City Matagorda Local history Pioneers, Native Americans, fossils, children's museum representing an 1890-1910 small town[65]
McKay Clinic Medical Museum Humble Harris Medical Original furniture and equipment from the 1938 medical clinic, open by appointment with the Humble Museum[55]
Menil Collection Houston Harris Art 20th century art
Michel B. Menard House Galveston Galveston Historic house 1838 house, operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation[66]
MKT Depot Katy Harris Railroad Historic depot and caboose, area railroad artifacts, operated by the Katy Heritage Society[59]
Moody Mansion Galveston Galveston Historic house Built in 1895, this 20-room mansion was once owned by William Lewis Moody, Jr. and later his daughter Mary Moody Northen
Moody Gardens Galveston Galveston Multiple Includes Discovery Pyramid with traveling exhibits about science and space, Rainforest Pyramid with animals and plants, and the Aquarium Pyramid
Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts Houston Harris Decorative arts Part of Houston Baptist University, social history and material culture of people settling in Texas between 1830 and 1930, includes doll and miniature furniture collections[67]
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston Harris Art Collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents
Museum of Printing History Houston Harris Multiple Also called The Printing Museum, includes historical documents, fine art exhibits and antique printing equipment[68]
Museum of Southern History Houston Harris History Part of Houston Baptist University, history of the South during the mid-19th century with period room displays
N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex and Museum Montgomery Montgomery Local history Pioneer artifacts[69]
National United States Armed Forces Museum Houston Harris Military Includes military vehicles, tanks, helicopters, also known as the Military Museum of Houston[70]
National Museum of Funeral History Houston Harris History Exhibits include caskets, funeral and mourning artifacts and rituals
Nolan Ryan Exhibit Center Alvin Brazoria Biographical Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan, part of Alvin Community College[71]
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum Galveston Galveston Industry History and technology of the area offshore oil and gas industry, is housed on a retired jack-up rig set up in the Galveston harbor
Pasadena Heritage Park & Museum Pasadena Harris Open air Operated by the Pasadena Historical Society, includes early settler's homes, vintage furniture, clothing and antiques[72]
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Spring Harris Art Features three galleries of changing exhibits[73]
Pioneer Memorial Log House Museum Houston Harris Historic house Located in Hermann Park, operated by the San Jacinto Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas[74]
Rice University Art Gallery Houston Harris Art Part of Rice University, dedicated to site-specific installation art that visitors can enter and explore[75]
Rothko Chapel Houston Harris Art Nondenominational chapel with art by Mark Rothko
Rosenberg Railroad Museum Rosenberg Fort Bend Railroad Includes a railroad tower, rail cars, model train layout
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Huntsville Walker Biographical Part of Sam Houston State University, life of Gen. Sam Houston[76]
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center Liberty Liberty Multiple Includes changing exhibits of South Texas history from its collections and two historic house museums
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site San Felipe Austin History Includes historic log dogtrot house and J.J. Josey General Store & Museum
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site La Porte Harris Multiple Includes the San Jacinto Museum of History about the history of Texas, the San Jacinto Monument, the battlefield and the USS Texas museum ship
Santa Claus Museum Columbus Colorado Commodity Also known as Mary Elizabeth Hopkins Santa Claus Museum, gift shop and museum with Santa Claus memorabilia and art[77][78]
Seawolf Park Galveston Galveston Maritime Includes the submarine USS Cavalla (SS-244), the ASW destroyer escort USS Stewart (DE-238), and the remains of a merchant ship
Space Center Houston Houston Harris Aerospace Visitor's center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Spring Historical Museum Spring Harris Local history [79]
Station Museum of Contemporary Art Houston Harris Art Exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists, with an emphasis on fine arts that reflects the cultural diversity of Houston's communities
Strake Jesuit Art Museum Houston Harris Art Part of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in the located in the Moody Memorial Library, includes works by Rufino Tamayo, John Alexander, James Rosenquist, Jesús Moroles, Luis Jimenez and Pablo Picasso[80]
Sugar Land Heritage Foundation Sugar Land Fort Bend Local history [81]
Surfside Beach Historical Museum Surfside Beach Brazoria Local history Located on the top floor of City Hall, exhibits include Fort Velasco[82]
Sylvan Beach Depot Museum and Library La Porte Harris Local history Operated by the La Porte Heritage Society[83]
Tate-Senftenberg-Brandon House Columbus Colorado Historic house 19th-century house with furnishings depicting small town life a century ago, operated by the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust[5]
Texas City Museum Texas City Galveston Local history Includes model railroad exhibit and children's discovery area[84]
Texas Prison Museum Huntsville Walker Law enforcement History of the prison system in Texas
Texas Seaport Museum Galveston Galveston Maritime Includes the three-masted barque Elissa, operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation[85]
Tomball Museum Center Tomball Harris Open air Operated by the Spring Creek County Historical Association, includes two period historic houses, country doctor's office, farm equipment display, log buildings, church, schoolhouse, oil camp house[86]
USS Texas La Porte Harris Museum ship Battleship, part of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Varner–Hogg Plantation State Historical Site West Columbia Brazoria Historic house Antebellum plantation mansion, pecan orchards, original outbuildings, cemetery, sugarcane mill ruins
Walker County Historical Museum Huntsville Walker Local history Located in the Gibbs-Powell House[87]
Wallisville Heritage Park and Museum Wallisville Chambers Local history [88]
West Bay Common School Children's Museum League City Galveston Children's Includes one room schoolhouse, barn with farm tools and hands-on displays, and an ice house/barbershop[89]
Wharton County Historical Museum Wharton Wharton Local history History, culture, and traditions of the county[90]
Woodlands Children's Museum Woodlands Montgomery Children's [91]
Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum Houston Harris African American History of the Freedmen’s Town National Historic District[92]

Defunct museums[edit]

See also[edit]

Resources[edit]

References[edit]

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