The Museum


Located in the Spalding Pastoral Center: 419 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603  *  309-671-1550  *


Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm 


THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED:  8/15/24; 9/2/24; 10/14/24; 11/1/24; 11/11/24; 11/27/24; 11/28/24; 11/29/24; 12/23/24 through 1/3/25; 1/20/25; 2/17/25; 4/18/25; 4/21/25; 5/26/25; 6/19/25.

Because some of these activities depend on the availability of the facilities, please call the museum offices at 309-671-1550 to customize your visit and make sure we are open.  The museums are open for free and operate on your generosity.  To donate click here: DONATE

For TOMB hours click here: Archbishop Fulton Sheen TOMB

There are various activities available for the visitors, such as:

          • Take a detailed guided tour of the museum or browse the displays at your pleasure
          • Watch our best-selling movie Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen - Servant of All about his life and ministry - also available for purchase
          • Purchase a souvenir at our religious gift & book shop
          • Book in advance a Holy Mass for your group
          • Visit the restored St. Mary Cathedral and explore its beauty inspired by the glorious past
          • Relax and let us arrange for your lunch -  Ask for details!
          • Visit other noteworthy historic churches in the Peoria area
          • Contact us to book a group pilgrimage

For your detailed visit schedule and for availability of the
facilities, please contact the museum office at 309-671-1550 or by
e-mail at to customize your visit.


Special rates at a hotel in walking distance (only 2 block walk) - Sheraton Four Points (Bonvoy Hotel) call 309-306-3424 (say your are visiting the Catholic Diocese of Peoria Sheen Foundation) or book on-line here: Four Points by Sheraton (BONVOY)

Marriott Pere Marquette (only 4 block walk) call 309-637-6500 (say you are visiting Catholic Diocese of Peoria Sheen Foundation) or book on-line here: MARRIOTT PERE MARQUETTE (Bonvoy)

NOTE for Marriott under 'Special Rates' the corp/promo code is: JHL after entering that you will get a discounted price.

About the Museum


The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum closely cooperates with the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation.  Fulton Sheen never forgot his Peoria roots and his home diocese.  His museum is located in the Spalding Pastoral Center on the same historic campus where young Fulton Sheen graduated from the Cathedral grade school and Spalding High School.  Only one block away stands the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, where Fulton Sheen learned to serve Mass and was ordained a priest on September 20, 1919.

The Sheen Museum is maintained by the Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation and with pride displays a wide variety of artifacts from the Archbishop's life which are housed in several collections. The exhibit includes writings, books, photos, a selection of his vestments and Episcopal regalia, and many other artifacts displayed through the generosity of various donors.  

The displays are separated into various sections which include: 

  • Saint for Today
  • When I Was a Child
  • Traveling the Globe
  • Famous Converts
  • Man of Media
  • Missions
  • Welcome to My Home
  • For God and Country
  • At My Desk
  • The Hour That Makes My Day
  • Gift of the Priesthood
  • Man of the Church
  • The Byzantine
  • The Woman I Love
  • ....don't forget a souvenir

The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum is dedicated to maintaining a museum where Sheen's lifework is available for all to see.  In this single, central location the artifacts from his life are preserved and shared with the world in a manner worthy of this notable and holy man of God.

If you own any Sheen artifacts or memorabilia, please consider preserving these items by donating or loaning them to the museum. You can also help by making a monetary donation or sponsoring a display. For more information, please call 877-71-SHEEN.  If you wish to contribute to the Sheen Museum mission, please click: DONATE

To see more about the museum visit our Facebook Page

The Sheen Foundation is a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).
Tax I.D. 37-1411870

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