Welcome to the Bullock Texas State History Museum Newsroom
The Bullock Museum is the official history museum of Texas and collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives, and individuals across the state, nationally and internationally, to display original artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture.
Nearly 8 million people have visited the Museum since it opened to the public in 2001. Last year, the Museum marked 15 years in the heart of Texas, welcoming more than 592,000 visitors, hosting six major special exhibitions, and completing renovation projects in the The Story of Texas Cafe and the IMAX® Theatre, now the only theater in the state offering laser projection technology.
Exhibitions are at the center of the Bullock Museum's offerings, and now on view in the Herzstein Gallery are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience and Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan produced by the GRAMMY Museum at LA Live. Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865, organized by The Historic New Orleans Collection and traveling thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is on view in the third-floor Rotunda Gallery. Future exhibitions are planned on the history of electronic gaming, the rise and fall of prohibition, and the tradition of rodeo in Texas.
Exhibitions and artifacts are ever-changing at the Bullock Museum. Visit the online Artifact Gallery to learn more about artifacts on view.
Popular programs, such as H-E-B Free First Sunday and the Summer Free Family Film Series, promise lots of free family fun this summer. Members will get preferred placement in the free films and summer education programs, plus free exhibition admission and free documentaries all year long.
To request more information and media assets, schedule a visit, or have alerts delivered to your inbox, submit a media request.
To request permission to film at the Museum, submit a commercial film request.