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  • Come see our temporary exhibit before it sails away!

    In Sunken History: Shipwrecks of the Gulf, view shipwreck artifacts and treasures, side-scan sonars, and photographs and learn about the technology used to discover the wrecks featured in this exhibit. Test your knowledge of materials found on wooden ships, see if you'd make the trek across the Atlantic, and more within the exhibit!

    Sunken History will be on display until August 11, 2018.
  • Support the Museum of the Coastal Bend! Purchase a paver engraved with your name or message.
  • Victoria’s Museum of the Coastal Bend serves to archive and interpret the history and heritage of mid-coast Texas, and it also offers up something that no other museum has– the centerpiece exhibit of seven French cannons discovered by archaeologists while excavating the Fort St. Louis site near Victoria.

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  • Join us on select Saturdays for activities! Click the link below to see what we offer.

    Programs at the Museum
  • Schedule a tour for your group, club, school, or association! We'll give a guided tour through Texas' past.

    Group Tours

  • People have lived in this area for more than 13,000 years. Explore their lives.

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The Museum of the Coastal Bend

The Museum of the Coastal Bend showcases the rich multi-cultural heritage of Texas' mid-coastal region. The museum's mission is to enhance appreciation and enjoyment of the region's heritage; our purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret.