Paul W. Bryant Museum

Paul W. Bryant Museum

In 1981, legendary Crimson Tide football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant suggested the establishment of a museum to honor the players and coaches who forged the greatest tradition in college football. In October 8, 1988 the Paul W. Bryant Museum opened its doors to the public. Today, the museum exhibits artifacts and memorabilia that trace the long history of University of Alabama football.

State-of-the-art displays enhanced by videos highlight the great players while a special video production narrated by Keith Jackson chronicles the career of the legendary Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. The Paul W. Bryant Museum Research Library is available to the public with books, programs, media guides, articles, photographs, audiotapes, and films on a variety of sports. The library is continuously adding books, periodicals and other reference material to aid researchers in their efforts.

The Paul W. Bryant Museum is open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm and closed on major holidays. Admission is $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per child and senior citizens. University students and faculty/staff admission is free with identification. Regular visits usually require 45 to 60 minutes. Group visits are accepted year-round.  All tours are self-guided. Admission for school group tours is $1.00 for each child and one chaperone per 10 students will be admitted free. After-hours tours are available for an additional fee.

The museum is wheelchair-accessible. Call if you need any special arrangements. Bus parking is available near the north entrance. For more information please visit the website at or call toll-free 1-866-772-BEAR (2327) or (205) 348-4668.


Information collected from the Paul W. Bryant Museum Web site.