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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901-205-2533
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Ranked #11 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social... more » Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition. « less
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Adelaide, SA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was well set out and very informative. A self guided tour, allow yourself a couple of hours. $12 entry fee this is a must see when in Memphis!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum is very educational and provides an opportunity to learn, see and hear about how R&R began. The exhibit itself has many collections which help illustrate nicely how the sounds of Gospel, Soul, Country and Blues all came together in Memphis and tore down the walls of color while allowing the artists to work together to make powerful music!... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a good tour for the money. It is a small museum, but worth visiting. There wasn't enough tribute to the Blues, but understandable given the limited space. We had a great time.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This museum is very educational and informing of the origin of rock and soul music. Those of us that were born in the 50s' could relate to the history displayed in this museum. The idea of having individual earphones to access the history of each display was a great idea. A very rewarding experience and I would recommend this museum... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Very structured museum environment. Audio tour with personal headsets--nice, but makes it hard to share the experience with the others in your group.

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Glastonbury CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a great self guided tour. Loved the music selections and the videos. Definitely worth a look if you're in Memphis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Decided to go on a Monday, and was not disappointed!! Learned a lot about the history of rock and soul the audio tour was great and explained a lot of stuff i did not know. Definitely worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

this museum has every type of music connected to the Memphis area. its a self guided tour with headsets which are linked to each exhibit and we spent an enjoyable few hours here listening to some great music and reading about the history of music and life in the Mississippi area

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is interesting but, having visited the superb Sun Studio in the morning, the audio headphone tour lacked the personal touch you got at Sun. Having said that, there's still plenty to take in although an update to take in the last 10 years or so would be useful. Well priced though and worth visiting.

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Mandeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

When you first arrive they give you headphones to listen to info and music they have set up at each station. It has so much information and history! I didn't know much about rock n' roll and soul music and definitely learned a lot in the museum.

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