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.

For a complete overview of museums in Austin, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Austin.

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. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum4

    Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

    Austin
    The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum , stylized as the UMLAUF , is a museum and outdoor sculpture garden centered on the artistic works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf . Located at 605 Azie Morton Road in the Zilker neighborhood of Austin, Texas , the garden is adjacent to Austin's Zilker Park .
  6. The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center5

    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
  7. Neil Cochran House6

    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
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  9. George Washington Carver Museum7

    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
  10. The Mexic Arte Museum8

    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
  11. Harry Ransom Center9

    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
  12. Texas Memorial Museum10

    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
  13. Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library11

    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
  14. Blanton Museum of Art12

    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
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  16. Thinkery13

    Thinkery

    Austin
    Perfect family option. Your kids will love all the interactive exhibits and you will be amazed by their sophistication as well.
  17. Bullock Texas State History Museum14

    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
  18. Austin Nature & Science Center15

    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.
  19. Texas Military Forces Museum16

    Texas Military Forces Museum

    Austin
    Museum dedicated to promote the public knowledge of Texas Military. Documents as well as artefacts and tanks on display.
  20. Austin Zoo17

    Austin Zoo

    Austin
  21. Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center18

    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.
  22. Austin History Center19

    Austin History Center

    Austin
  23. French Legation Museum20

    French Legation Museum

    Austin

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