Best Museums in Austin

Locals’ favorite places

1. Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
160local recommendations
Mary says “Set at the south corner of the University of Texas campus, the Blanton Museum of Art blends in beaut...” ·
2. Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave
161local recommendations
April says “This museum has one of the best IMAX theaters in Austin as well as collections about Texas music, fi...” ·
3. Thinkery
1830 Simond Ave
93local recommendations
David says “The Thinkery Children's Museum is a great place to take the kids -- "a sparkling new home for 'why' ...” ·
4. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
605 Azie Morton Rd
69local recommendations
Mimi says “Just to pass the time in a peaceful, beautiful space. The Umlauf Sculpture Garden is a museum and ou...” ·
5. LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St
61local recommendations
Susan says “The first Texas President. Exhibits featuring ground breaking legislation passed by LBJ, including ...” ·
6. The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center
700 Congress Ave
49local recommendations
Joe And Susan
Joe And Susan says “The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria, formerly known as the AMOA-Arthouse at Laguna Gloria, is the ...” ·
7. Harry Ransom Center
300 W 21st St
50local recommendations
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley says “The Harry Ransom Center is an archive, library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin, spec...” ·
8. Elisabet Ney Museum
304 E 44th St
32local recommendations
Gary says “Historic Hyde Park home is the former studio and portrait collection created by 19th century sculpto...” ·
9. Mexic-Arte Museum
419 Congress Ave
20local recommendations
Lisa says “Mexican heritage museum and gift store. They've been hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration for so...” ·
10. Austin Nature & Science Center
2389 Stratford Dr
17local recommendations
Jodi says “Natural history of Austin and surrounding area, rescued animals, gorgeous shaded trails.” ·
11. Texas Capitol Visitors Center
112 E 11th St
16local recommendations
Larry And Joanna
Larry And Joanna says “Nice displays of Capitol and construction. Gift shop. It was workplace of O Henry when it was Texas ...” ·
12. Pump Project Art Complex
1600 S Pleasant Valley Rd
11local recommendations
Sunyong says “At the Pump Project, also within walking distance, visitors can enjoy local art scene and visit art ...” ·
13. South Austin Museum of Popular Culture
S Lamar Blvd
9local recommendations
Robin And Mike
Robin And Mike says “Keeping Austin Weird since forever. Great exhibits of local artists” ·
14. George Washington Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St
7local recommendations
Angel says “The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation...” ·
15. Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
810 Guadalupe St
2local recommendations
WestgateAustin says “Learn more about the history of Austin.”
16. Elgin Depot Museum
14 Depot St
2local recommendations
Sarah says “Our small local museum highlighting Elgin's history as a railroad town.” ·
17. Mondo Gallery
4115 Guadalupe St
2local recommendations
Eugenie & Starr
Eugenie & Starr says “The Mondo Gallery is a permanent art space in Austin, TX featuring a curated mix of original artwork...” ·
18. The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 W 35th St
2local recommendations
Troy says “Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria Arthouse”
19. Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata
1808 Singleton Ave
2local recommendations
Taryn says “So weird So awesome So strange So delightful” ·
20. Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St
4local recommendations
Anthony & Hayley
Anthony & Hayley says “Exhibits focus on dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, gems and minerals, and a working Paleontolo...” ·
21. The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 W 35th St
3local recommendations
Cari says “This historic venue hosts several acres of lush lake-front property and a sculpture garden, plus a h...” ·
22. French Legation Museum
802 San Marcos St
18local recommendations
Sue says “Did you know the French were the 1st settlers in Austin? Go figure! It's right around the corner, c...” ·
23. Texas Music Museum
1009 E 11th St
6local recommendations
Mollie says “Check out the long history of music in Austin and in TX” ·
24. O. Henry Museum
409 E 5th St
3local recommendations
Mary Ann
Mary Ann says “Have to check this out on my list.”