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Memphis Music Hall of Fame

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Address: 126 Beale Street at Second Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-205-2532
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

What began in 2012 as an Induction Ceremony and tribute honoring the many...

What began in 2012 as an Induction Ceremony and tribute honoring the many heroes of Memphis music is now a fun, new interactive museum experience that will be just as outrageous as our Hall of Fame inductees. Let us introduce you to such legendary inductees as Elvis, Jerry Lee, B.B. King, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Howlin' Wolf, ZZ Top and many, many others through never-before-seen memorabilia, videos, music and interactives.

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Nice, but not in the top tier of Memphis museums

This place had a few nice pieces of memorabilia and a well done video display (one I figured out how to use it). Still, having just been to Sun Studios and Graceland, we weren't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place had a few nice pieces of memorabilia and a well done video display (one I figured out how to use it). Still, having just been to Sun Studios and Graceland, we weren't overly impressed. If I had it to do over again, I would have gone to the Stax Museum (now a must for my next visit to... More 

Thank elscoot57
Memphis, Tennessee
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104 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Memphis is brimming with music museums, as well as Graceland. There really was no reason to build this, though perhaps it is a Hard Rock-type thing. Anyway, it is small and doesn't really give much bang for your buck. You're better off going to the Rock and Soul museum next to FedEx Forum - its a Smithsonian museum, and if... More 

Thank floydtrane
Frankfort, Kentucky
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The museum is fairly new and not very large, but it has some really interesting pieces of history such as 1/2 of a car once owned by Jerry Lee Lewis, a portable phone belonging to Elvis Presley, outfits worn by Bobby Blue Bland, Isaac Hayes, and Al Green and even hand written lyrics to Take Me to the River by... More 

Thank Pebbles1005
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This is a sister to the Rock n' Soul Museum which opened afterwards. It is smaller and has less exhibits, but it is growing. Their specialty are inductees to the Rock n' Soul Museum. Nominal fee.

Thank dmontgo
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

If you want to see a jump suit that Elvis once wore, or a bunch of Grammjes won for Best Gospel music or half a car once owned by Jerry Lee Lewis you might want to spend the $8 ($7 if you have AAA) to enter this "museum". We were the only people in this museum (consisting of one relatively... More 

Thank Wmgrar
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Along with Stax, Rock n' Soul, Sun, the Blues Hall, and Graceland, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is a great museum outlining the biggest names in Memphis music history. The space is funky and cool and the memorabilia is truly one-of-a-kind. I was able to see old friends like Al Green, Johnny Cash, and Isaac Hayes while also learning... More 

Thank Tyler901
Sarasota, Florida
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We enjoyed this museum, but after going to Rock and Soul Museum, Sun Records, and the Stax Museum, we felt this Hall of Fame didn't add that much more to our knowledge.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This museum is very small with not much to look at, mostly costumes. On the day we visited, the inter active displays were broken. The lady at the desk did tell us that and gave us $1 off admission price but I think they should have let us in for free. Without the interactive stuff, it was pretty lame.

Thank Kristen5671
John D, General Manager at Memphis Music Hall of Fame, responded to this review

Kristen5671... Sorry about your bad experience. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame just had its Grand Opening a few weeks ago and, following Elvis Week here in Memphis, we tried to sneak in a few touchscreen updates and correct a few opening month glitches. Contact me at john@memphisrocknsoul.org and we would be happy to refund your full admission. Again, please... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited this newly opened museum recently. Not as big as I had hoped, but had some interesting exhibits and some trivia quiz screens which were fun.

Thank 828wendyb
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There is nothing bad that you could say about this place - its amazing! As a child of the 50's and 60's, I was in music heaven and the fact that I'm a HUGE Elvis fan just doubled the pleasure. Wish I had the money to go back!

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