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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
901-205-2533
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$74*
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87%
Ranked #11 of 76 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent content, thoughtfully laid out history and driving forces behind the emergence of soul and rock. I learned a lot and the music is foot tapping

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A relatively inexpensive tour in Memphis on how Rock and Soul developed in Memphis. For any music fan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This was a real highlight of our trip. We took approximately 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours to go through this, but the history we saw was simply amazing! I highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Before you start your tour of the museum you are shown a 15 minute movie. Then you are given head phones. As you go by each exhibit you plug in the exhibit number and listen to details of that exhibit. This museum is well organized and you can take all the time you want checking out out all the exhibits.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

just visited this museum. Well worth a visit and not expensive. Using head sets, you can move around the museum at your own pace without being rushed at all, an you can hear the commentary very well.

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

Loved this tour also of the rock & soul era of Memphis. All three museum we saw each had their own unique twist on the Memphis music scene.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This place was so neat right across the street from the Gibson guitar factory gives you deep history about the birth of soul music and how it shaped our history and our lives in this country

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Audio guided through the museum. This museum goes back to the beginning of the Delta music sound. Actual recordings and videos add to the historical documentation. Artifacts on loan from the Pink Palace are priceless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Loved learning about the roots of soul music and how memphis cultured it.... for me? coulda been more Elvis mention.........

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the more interesting aspects of the Museum is all the different costumes the performers wore.They include clothes from the 20's to the current day. From Rhinestones to today's torn jeans!

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