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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Address: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-205-2533
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...

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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What is old is new again

Excellent strolling tour through this museum - interesting tidbits, clothes, art work, music, etc. very enjoyable

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jackie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent strolling tour through this museum - interesting tidbits, clothes, art work, music, etc. very enjoyable

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a real go back in time adventure in music, plus at the end they have the newer stuff. But as an old-time 60s girl, this was fantastic! Brought back a lot of memories. Someone with amnesia needs to go through might get your memory back. It was really nice for there are people to assist and direct you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved listening to the music, but if you have seen other museums in Memphis, it gets a bit repetitive. Great displays of costumes.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ended our bus tour of Memphis at this museum and learned so much! I had no idea about the start of blues music in the cotton farms of the Mississippi Delta. The museum gives you head phones and you can choose to listen to more details or just read the signs, it's very flexible! So much history, not just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good informative tour. It is good to see how all the music started. We visited here first and found it helped when we went to Graceland and sun city as we already had an idea on how it all started. Would recommend to give it a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow the history of music starting from back to the cotton fields and how this music influenced artists like elvis is sac Hayes Jonny cash etc A must do in memphis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. We spent much longer than we thought we would. Excellent overview of the development of blues and soul music explaining the interconnectedness of historic, social, economic factors with the evolution of the music. Really well presented, loved being able to listen to the music along the way, artifacts interesting. We learnt heaps.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left ourselves very little time to see this museum, but enjoyed it nevertheless. You probably don't need heaps of time there, but it is worth doing if you have enough time in Memphis. The best part was being able to listen to songs as you toured through. It made it much more fun and really set the mood for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this tour because it was part of the downtown tour we had booked. There were some interesting facts and artifacts, but not really my cup of tea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very cool artifacts from music during that era You can play some of the songs on various jukeboxes interesting narrative about the musicians

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