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The Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a history museum in Austin, Texas. The museum is owned by the Texas State Preservation Board. Its stated mission is to tell "the Story of Texas."
|Monday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
Great museum that explains Texas history from the start. Plenty to read, and enough highlighted to do an overview tour. Great changing exhibit on "games" and electronics. Very cool visuals to go with the words. Really enjoyed the top floor. The sunken boat that they dug up on the 1st floor is interesting too.
Super cool museum. I liked how it took you though the history of Texas in a timeline from the first floor to the top. Not a super interactive museum other than the third floor had old video games you could play as well as more recent ones. They do have a lot of little rooms you can sit and watch videos. Military gets a discount which is nice as well.
Had a grand old time while here picked up some Texas paraphernalia in the lobby and saw some pretty cool exhibits including at the time, the gaming history exhibit which was pretty fun and they had a few demos and what not. Really nice, informative, well maintained museum! While there check out the food court for a quick bite and head out to the balcony on a really nice day for some great photo ops of the Capitol building!
What a fun place. We went on the H-E-B fun Sunday. Everything about weather was there. Loved the Destiny Star movie about Texas. Fun for the kiddos. The LaBelle ship was super interesting. Lots of little movies throughout the museum. We spent a good 4 hours there.
A must visit Museum in Austin. It has varieties of stuffs to see in case you like museum and history. It has 3 floors with games at the top floor. There's a huge boat in the ground floor and a plane in the top floor. One of the must visit places in Austin. It also hosts parties in the evening which are great attraction.
I really enjoyed visiting this museum. It has a lot to offer concerning the history of Texas. There are movies, hand on exhibits for the kids, plenty of displays and a helpful staff to direct you. We didn't even get to see everything in the few short hours we had to visit. I highly recommend at least one visit.
Having just recently been to the State History Museum in my home state of Washington, I was excited to see what Texas....where everything is bigger and supposedly better...had in store. Unfortunately...it wasn't much. We wandered through the exhibits pretty quickly and then were left looking around saying "where's the rest?". They did have a cool temporary exhibit on video games which was fun because you could play all sorts of games that I grew up on. But, that was just a temporary exhibit, and to be fair, I could play all those games at home.
This was my first being there it was so awesome seeing the different things they had way back in time we even saw the first original monument of the lady on the capital. My son's whole class enjoyed their field trip. There is just so much to see from working in the oil, Austin City Limits, WW1,WW2,and so much more
Park in the underground garage for $10 all day. Good location to leave car if visiting the capitol building. Get your TX history on two floors. Ground floor has remains of 'Le Belle' a French ship. Ship was failed attempt to settle along coast in 17th century. History starts on 2d floor and 3d floor has modern era in TX. 3d floor had special exhibit in 2018 on video games 'Pong to Pokemon. We went out for lunch although there is cafeteria on 2d floor.
Amazing spot to spend a couple hours especially if you're a history buff. There's an absolute ton of information. Every piece has detailed information located close by and there's a wide variety of artifacts from small to large. Cheap admission and they even participate in Bank of America's Museums on Us program. Great for all ages. They even have a decent Cafe on the second floor with very reasonable prices.
If you are proud Texan you must visit this awesome museum while in the gorgeous city of Austin . Learn about the states industry and the changes it’s faces throughout the years! This museum offers a great experience for those who simply like to nerd out. Promise it’s worth the price, Parking garage is 10 bucks and entrance is about 12 dollars approximately
Been to several museums, and this has to be one of the better ones. Not just in content but also in being well maintained, beautifully kept and logistical and aesthetic design. Many interactive exhibits throughout the three floors of history. The video presentations throughout also are professionally made and are constantly updated. Well worth the trip, many guides around to help with questions or provide additional details. From beginning to present day - the history of Texas lives here. Other additional options like Imax, and the spirit theater are also in this museum. Usually they also have special limited time traveling exhibitions.
Received a fantastic history lesson about the La Belle from the staff! My small group had a one on one for two hours about the ship and how it changed America. There are staff through out the museum that tell you more about the exhibits.
Lots of things to look at here. Lots of information on Austin and San Antonio. Great place to visit and beat this July heat. Lots of reading but it is very informative. They also have little spots to sit and watch a short informational video. Some of the staff are very happy to tell you all about whatever you want to know, they are people that love what they do, and you can tell!
Nice place. Very interesting and entertaining if you are a history fan. A part of it was off-limits due to remodeling (June 2018), so I guess it will be even better in the coming months. Also, Texas is the birthplace of the integrated circuit (Jack Kilby, Texas Instruments engineer) so this should be a pilgrimage destination to all us electronics and computing engineers! The exhibition about this was quite modest. It should be highlighted more (maybe Dallas has a museum dedicated to this topic?).
Really nice museum. I am not big into Texas but there was enough of interest there for me and the price was reasonable. The La Belle shipwreck and movie was great. 1 star because the repression of Black Texans (say, ~1880-1970) is a significant part of our history yet the museum was silent on it, to maintain its happy lil narrative. And the contributions of Hispanic Texans were not terribly prominent.
Prepare to stay fascinated for hours. There's so much Texan culture well-displayed and discussed here. Really enjoy the wide spectrum of topics covered that make up Texas history!
This was the first museum I've been to. I enjoyed walking around looking at all the exhibits, but I assumed it was gonna be more Paintings to look at. It was mostly historical items of Texas past. But the top floor is epic. Pictures Paintings and lots of postcards. I really enjoyed myself. They have a cafe inside so you can even eat lunch before you go. And it's all wheelchair accessible there's an elevator on each floor. Parking is 10 bucks with this heat though it's worth parking underground.