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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901-205-2533
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Ranked #12 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Walking through this museum was a thrill for me. I could have spent much longer there but after a long day of travel to get to Memphis ran out of time. If I ever get to Memphis again I will certainly go back.

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north west
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A fascinating and fun trip through Memphis musical history. There are mini juke boxes everywhere, from early blues to rock and roll and soul. Put on your head phones and enjoy.

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The video helped lay the groundwork, but the music throughout made the museum. The dual headset discouraged the kids but thank you, thank you!

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Columbia, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The audio tour is basically a very long-winded version of the information printed in front of each exhibit. If you actually sit to listen to each section in its entirety, it will be a verrrry long tour. There are some really neat audio clips, however, and after awhile I just started plugging their numbers into the player and listening to... More

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you like Rock this is the place for you. The birth of blues, Rock and soul recounted from the begging. Excellent. And free shuttle buses to Gracelands Stax and Sun studio.

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Blue Grass, Iowa
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting exhibits telling the role Memphis played on development of Blues and Soul music. We only had an hour to explore the museum... plan for 2 hours minimum.

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Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this museum. It was great seeing the intro film and then using the audio guides. We were able to go through at our own pace. There was some seating along the way so I could take a minute to rest. We are really glad that we visited this museum.

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We both love all types off music and could not this museum. Not let down short film introduction and then do tour at your own pace with audio set. Lots to see and listen to. Explains where blues and rocks origins come from. You can stop the tour and take time out to listen to the music at each juke... More

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Tacoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Since I am not well versed in soul music this was new for me and a great introduction. There is too much to see or take in but try! It took us nearly two hours to go through and my 30 year old daughter faded before I did. As we progressed through the exhibit, I, at least, began to know... More

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I was really lucky. About 15 minutes into my audio tour, one of the top staff of the museum was giving a tour to media folks who had just come from the grand re-opening of the National Civil Rights Museum. He made the tour come alive. I did go back after he finished and went through the audio tour. You... More

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