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The Delta Blues Museum

Address: 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone Number: 662-627-6820
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Clarksdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, the museum...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Housed in the newly renovated Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot, the museum presents the history of the Blues through photos, written word, artifacts and instruments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A lot of information, maybe a bit scattered - could be organized a bit better, good collection of items and facts. Learned a lot about blues, its legends and heroes.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is an excellent facility with some great artifacts (like Muddy Waters' cabin) - but it needs a bit more investment. The displays are informative but a bit random. There's no organizing theme. For example, it could show more about the life these early blues artists lived when not performing. And what about the impact of Alan Lomax?

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Salina, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a must see place in Clarksdale!!! The museum has a school for the blues and is constantly adding new stuff.

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

They are expanding the museum and will be twice the size. A little awkward to move in a historical sequence, but okay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Interesting stories but could be further developed. Would have been nice if you could listen to music from the persons they are presenting.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A smart and modern wee museum in a converted railway warehouse that's packed full info and exhibits from the legends of the blues, including costumes and guitars. I loved the muddy waters section with his cypress wood cabin and i loved his quote about it being import at to him for being more of a gentleman than a musician -... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A smart single storey building, converted from the railroad station, with a fantastic shop. The exhibitions are fascinating and detailed, featuring instruments, stage outfits, photographs - you name it. They've got Muddy Waters' cabin! I learnt a lot (like most Brits my age, I think I know all there is to know about the blues), including musicians like Razorblade, whom... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Delta Blues Museum is wonderful visit. It showcases the history of blues music, with a special exhibit to Muddy Waters. Make sure you check out the photos along the walls as they are rare photos of blues artists and well worth a look. Also, check out Super Chikan's guitar that he made himself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I loved everything about it. Very moving. We'll be back. The exhibits about Son House and Muddy Waters are particularly affecting. A great place.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This museum didn't really do what it said on the tin. It was a random series of brief biographies and photos of bluesmen who often had no connection to the area. I was hoping to learn something in depth about Delta Blues - I didn't need the overview this provided. The few artefacts were poorly labelled - there were a... More 

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