The Paul W Bryant Museum is all about celebrating the long and rich history of University of Alabama football, and of course, celebrating the unforgettable coach - Paul W Bryant! So just who was Paul W Bryant? Well, Paul "Bear" Bryant had a career as head coach of the University of Alabama for 25 years, and became one of the most acclaimed coaches in college football history.
He won a record 323 career games (yes kids, you read that right!), as well as six national championships. He was even voted National Coach of the year three times!
So it feels right that this historic museum is named after such an iconic person within football history.
The Tide Through Time exhibit takes you back to 1892, when the first team was formed at the University of Alabama, right through to present day. It chronicles the history and traditions of the Crimson Tide, as told through the people, events and places that laid the foundation that the team today stands on.
Former players often speak about how they felt in Coach Bryant's office, so why not experience it for yourself? You can take a peak at the office, and glimpse into the working life of a legend.
Long before television, radio was the best way for Crimson Tide fans to be close to the action, to the Broadcast Booth is a great way to explore and celebrate the broadcast crew who were so vital to fans.
Make sure you stop and see the bust of the legendary coach in the Hall of Honor, where he is surrounded by team photos, which is a fitting introduction to your time at the museum.
So let the games begin kids, and let's celebrate the history and legacy of University of Alabama football, and one of the greatest football coaches ever!
he Paul W. Bryant Museum is located on the University of Alabama campus at 300 Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Museum is directly across the street from Coleman Coliseum.
From I-59 & US 82 East: Take exit 73. Bear right onto US 82 E (McFarland Blvd.). Proceed approximately two miles to University Blvd. Exit (near DCH Hospital). At the top of the ramp, turn right onto University Blvd. Move immediately to the far left lane. This lane bears left onto Bryant Drive. The Museum is approximately one-half mile on the right.
From US 82 West: Exit onto University Blvd. At the top of the ramp, turn right onto University Blvd. Move immediately to the far left lane. This lane bears left onto Bryant Drive. The Museum is approximately one-half mile on the right.
Parking behind the Museum: On Bryant Drive, turn right onto 2nd Avenue. Turn left on 9th Street past Alumni Hall. The Bryant Museum is the third building on the left. There are several parking spaces available. Buses are to park in the marked area at walkway to Museum.
Parking at Coleman Coliseum: On Bryant Drive, turn left just past the baseball stadium. Park at baseball stadium and cross Bryant Drive to the Museum.
Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!
From books, to hats, and mascots, the Museum Shop has a host of merchandise, gifts and souvenirs!
Give them a call to check about group tours or field trips!
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility before you visit