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The Museum

Hours

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

REGULAR HOURS:

Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm

SPECIAL HOURS:  IF TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN CALL AHEAD SO WE CAN OFFER THE BEST EXPERIENCE.

Closed: 8/15/22; 9/5/22; 10/10/22; 11/1/22; 11/11/22; 11/23/22; 11/24/22; 11/25/22; 12/8/22; 12/23/22; 12/26/22; 12/27/22; 12/28/22; 12/29/22; 12/30/22; 1/2/23; 1/16/23; 2/20/23; 4/7/23; 4/10/23; 5/29/23; 6/19/23.

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 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
          • Ask about the Sheen Trail
          • Purchase a souvenir at our religious gift & book shop
          • Book in advance a Holy Mass for your group
          • Book an exciting visit of the restored St. Mary Cathedral and explore its beauty inspired by the glorious past
          • Relax and let us arrange for your lunch - boxed lunch, pizza or hot buffet.  Ask for details!
          • Visit other noteworthy historic churches in the Peoria area

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 sr_lea@cdop.org to customize your visit.

 

Special room rates:  Stay at a hotel in walking distance (only 2 block walk) while in town - Sheraton Four Points (Bonvoy Hotel) book on-line here: Four Points by Sheraton (BONVOY)

Marriott Pere Marquette (only 4 block walk) book on-line here: MARRIOTT PERE MARQUETTE (Bonvoy)

 

Stopping somewhere on the way - stay anywhere in the USA with a special Sheen rate: Find a Room

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:

  • Man of Others
  • Man of the Church
  • Man of Media
  • The Cause
  • Man of Peoria
  • Man of Prayer
  • Saint for the Future

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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