Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum
Tourism Region: Golden Horseshoe
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum has been established to commemorate the names of players and others who have contributed to the development of Canadian Football and to collect, preserve, document, research, exhibit and interpret artifacts and other memorabilia that relate to the history of all levels of Canadian Football. The Corporation of the City of Hamilton and the Canadian Football League have appointed jointly a Management Committee whose main objective is to ensure that the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum carries out these functions.
The Hall of Fame and Museum will provide curriculum based programs which will serve to introduce children to the history of football in Canada.
This Statement of Purpose may not be altered without the consent of the Management Committee.
About the Collections
The artifact collections were started in the early 1960s and have increased to over 30,000 items consisting of trophies, helmets, playing equipment, games and record balls, jerseys, sweaters, jackets, flags, banners, photographs, films and videos. The oldest artifact in the collection is the Montreal Challenge Cup from 1873. The collections form a major part of the on-site and off-site exhibitions, and are used extensively as part of the education programs to teach children about the history of Canadian football.
The library/archives house extensive collections of football memorabilia primarily related to the CFL. Recent additions to the library have included documents from Varsity and Junior football.
The types of documents include rule books, media guides, record books, statistics, periodicals, individual/team photos and an extensive film/video library. A detailed finding aid of all paper documents provides quick reference and easy access to the library/archival material. Open by appointment only. User fee applies.
Electronic Records •
Films and Videos •
Sculpture • Film and Video
Costumes and Accessories
Services & Activities
Archival Records •
The Canadian Football Hall of Fame & Museum offers two in-house education programs. These two programs provide students with the opportunity to discover the exciting and unique history of Canadian football and learn about the players and builders who have provided valuable contributions to the sport and their communities. Each program is curriculum aligned and will provide students with the opportunity to have a guided tour of the exhibits, plus enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations. Students will complete their tour by visiting the "Collector's Zone" where they can purchase a keepsake of their visit.
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: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Films and Videos
Accessible by Public Transportation
Children's Activities or Services
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 70
Activities: Special event assistants, collection related duties, retail
In process of being developed.
NO FOOD SERVICE
Publications and Products
Educational kits •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Commemorative Souvenirs •
58 Jackson St. West
Hours of Operation
Open: Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 to 4:30
CLOSED ALL LONG WEEKENDS
Family (consists of 2 adults and 2 children)...$16.00
Children under 5 are free
Present a CFL, CIS or CJFL game ticket and receive $3.00 off adult & $1.00 off senior and student admission (one ticvket per discount)