The best museums in Austin in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Austin, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Austin:

  1. Hope Outdoor Gallery1

    Hope Outdoor Gallery

    Austin
    This three-story abandoned construction was turned into a wonderful art project. Graffiti artists may display their works here legally.
  2. Elisabet Ney Museum2

    Elisabet Ney Museum

    Austin
    The Elisabet Ney Museum is a museum located in Austin, Texas , United States . It is housed in the former studio of sculptor Elisabet Ney and is dedicated to showcasing her life and works. There is a permanent collection of her portrait busts and personal memorabilia on display.
  3. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum3

    Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Austin
    The Bullock Texas State History Museum (often referred to as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum or Bullock Museum ) is a history museum in Austin, Texas . The museum, located a few blocks north of the Texas State Capitol at 1800 North Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to interpr
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  5. The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center4

    The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center

    Austin
    The Contemporary Austin , originally known as the Austin Museum of Art, is Austin, Texas 's primary contemporary art museum , consisting of two locations and an art school. The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collecti
  6. Neil Cochran House5

    Neil Cochran House

    Austin
    The Neill–Cochran House Museum is a historic home in north-central Austin, Texas . Master builder Abner Cook designed and built the house in 1855 as a suburban estate many years before the surrounding area was settled by other homes and businesses. The two-story Greek Revival home features prominent
  7. George Washington Carver Museum6

    George Washington Carver Museum

    Austin
    The George Washington Carver Museum is a museum located in Tuskegee , Alabama , United States. It is a part of the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site . The museum, located on the campus of Tuskegee University , is managed by the US National Park Service , with self-guided tours. The George W
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  9. The Mexic Arte Museum7

    The Mexic Arte Museum

    Austin
    Mexic-Arte Museum is a fine arts museum in Austin , Texas . The Mission of the organization is to enrich and educate the community through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican , Latino, and Latino art and culture. Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1984, Mexic-Art
  10. Harry Ransom Center8

    Harry Ransom Center

    Austin
    The Harry Ransom Center (until 1983 the Humanities Research Center ) is an archive , library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin , specializing in the collection of literary and cultural artifacts from the Americas and Europe for the purpose of advancing the study of the arts and humanit
  11. Texas Memorial Museum9

    Texas Memorial Museum

    Austin
    The Texas Memorial Museum , located on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas , USA, was created during preparations for the Texas Centennial Exposition held in 1936. The museum's focus is on natural history, including paleontology , geology , biology , herpetology , ichthy
  12. Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library10

    Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library

    Austin
    The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum , also known as the LBJ Presidential Library , is the presidential library and museum of Lyndon Baines Johnson , the 36th president of the United States (1963–1969). It is located on the grounds of the University of Texas at Austin , and is one of 13 pres
  13. Blanton Museum of Art11

    Blanton Museum of Art

    Austin
    The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (often referred to as the Blanton or the BMA ) at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. with 189,340 square feet devoted to temporary exhibitions, permanent collection galleries, storage, administrative offices, c
  14. Thinkery12

    Thinkery

    Austin
    Perfect family option. Your kids will love all the interactive exhibits and you will be amazed by their sophistication as well.
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  16. Bullock Texas State History Museum13

    Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Austin
    The Bullock Texas State History Museum (often referred to as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum or Bullock Museum ) is a history museum in Austin, Texas . The museum, located a few blocks north of the Texas State Capitol at 1800 North Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to interpr
  17. Austin Nature & Science Center14

    Austin Nature & Science Center

    Austin
    Amazing venue that lets the kids to get literally hands on the exhibits to learn about the nature and its history. Free entrance.
  18. Texas Military Forces Museum15

    Texas Military Forces Museum

    Austin
    Museum dedicated to promote the public knowledge of Texas Military. Documents as well as artefacts and tanks on display.
  19. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center16

    Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

    Austin
    The influence of Mexican and Latino culture is evident, especially in Texas. The two galleries host exhibitions of Latino artists.
  20. Austin History Center17

    Austin History Center

    Austin
  21. French Legation Museum18

    French Legation Museum

    Austin
  22. O. Henry Museum19

    O. Henry Museum

    Austin
  23. Henry G. Madison Cabin20

    Henry G. Madison Cabin

    Austin
    The well-preserved log cabin built by Henry G. Madison was transported to the park to house a museum about Austin's Black heritage.

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