The Collector's Journey

Get a sneak peek of the new Alamo Collections Center in these new design renderings. The images depict an exciting new addition to the Alamo Complex with increased gallery space and ample room for interactive exhibits and learning opportunities. A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

This building will display the entire Phil Collins Collection, among other pieces from the Alamo Collection, in its 10,000 square feet of new exhibit space - five times more than the Alamo has today. The building opening on the Alamo grounds in early 2023 will have a state-of-the-art curatorial environment for the hundreds of historic items in the Alamo's possession.

The two-story, 24,000 square foot Alamo Collections Center will be built on the grounds, to the east of the Gift Shop in the Alamo gardens. It has been prudently designed so its construction will not obstruct he breathtaking view of the Church from Alamo Plaza.

The Collections Center is not a replacement for the upcoming Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, which is on track for a 2026 launch. The Phil Collins Collection will then be put on display in the museum and the Collections Center will become home to additional traveling exhibits in order to further educate and engage visitors. 

For information on the area where the Collections Center will be built, and how it has been used in the past, please see this article by Kristi Miller Nichols, the Director of Archaeology, Collections, and Historical Research for the Alamo.

Here are additional renderings of what the Collections Center will look like. Follow Official Alamo on social media and posts on for updates on the Collections Center as we get closer to groundbreaking and the grand opening!

A top down view of where the Exhibit Hall will be located on the Alamo grounds.
A top down view of where the Collections Center will be located on the Alamo grounds. Rendering by Gensler | GRG.