Facts & Overview

A collection for all-time

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is committed to preserving each of the just under 40,000-plus three-dimensional artifacts in the permanent collection.

Museum curators utilize the artifacts to tell the story of nearly two centuries of baseball history. Artifacts are rotated through the Museum's timeline and other exhibits regularly, and are housed in the Museum's climate-controlled archive when not on display.

Gifts to the Museum allow visitors to appreciate the object's historic and cultural significance in a broader visual context.

The Museum's Accessions Committee accepts approximately four hundred new artifacts every year.