Bullock Texas State History Museum

The State of Texas’ official history museum, we opened our doors in 2001 with the goal of engaging the broadest possible audience to interpret the continually unfolding Story of Texas through meaningful educational experiences.

Our core values of Leadership, Excellence, Accessibility, Diversity, Engagement, and Relevance are woven throughout the Story of Texas from the richness of hundreds of artifacts on display, to its culture and groundbreaking innovations. Exhibitions, films, symposiums, community events, field trips, and fun, family-centered programs reveal the story of Texas for all ages. We steward the display of Texas artifacts from around the world, building relationships with museums, archives, and private lenders to help us explore our dynamic stories; something new is always on view. We also collect and archive first-person stories about Texas through the Texas Story Project, because the memories and experiences of Texas people, places, and objects contribute to a better understanding of the generations that came before us.

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Galleries throughout the Museum use artifacts to tell stories that every member of your family can relate to, creating a complete picture of Texas history.

The Texas History Galleries on three floors introduce you to Texas from 16,000 years ago through European colonization and the ship La Belle to when it was a part of Mexico, an independent nation, and an American state. Galleries feature opportunities to discuss identity, conflict, innovation, technology, the arts, and much more.

Special Exhibitions rotate through the Museum frequently. Check the current and upcoming exhibitions to find one that’s perfect for your family.

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Venue rental

The Bullock Texas State History Museum, located in Austin, Texas, is a perfect venue for your next event. With its close proximity to the University of Texas campus and downtown Austin, this accessible location provides guests with a taste of Texas grandeur and tradition. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, gala, mitzvah, holiday celebration, corporate event, or film screening, our versatile indoor spaces can be transformed to create an elegant and memorable experience. The Museum is fully ADA accessible and includes easy access for vans and buses, as well as an on-site parking garage.

Group visits

This iconic building in the heart of Austin’s cultural district is a must-see for visitors who want to experience all that Texas has to offer. The Museum offers discounted admission to exhibitions and films for groups of 20 or more with advance reservations. Special pricing is available for commercial tour operators. Make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance to receive group benefits.

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