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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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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Learned a lot, a great way to cool off. The movie was short and to the point and then I could walk around the exhibits on my own, no need for a guided tour.

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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was fantastic too. Really well done. Do this and then visit Sun Studios as it puts all the music history into perspective It is near the Gibson Guitar factory and that is worth a visit too.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was a great quick tourist destination. We spent a little over an hour there, watching the intro film (probably my favorite part) and walking through looking at displays and memorabilia. There is much more to learn here than just music...it's about the history of the south.

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Bisbee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We started our day-long tour here. Bought a pass for "it", Graceland and Sun Studios and saved 20% plus we were able to watch a brief video then hop on the free shuttle to Graceland. When we returned (after Sun Studios) they said we could even use the pass the next day, which we did. Hats-off to the Smithsonian once... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very helpful staff in selling us the backstage pass package which took in Gracelend, Stax and Sun and well as this venue. Saved us the cost of one venue. Spent over two hours looking at the exhibits and listening to our choice of great music on the various juke boxes. Great place to spend a couple of hours.

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vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had debated whether to go and was so glad I did. This is an amazing experiential museum showcasing the history of music back to early Americana along with articles from the specific periods. Each era provides you the opportunity to listen to the music of the time as well as giving it some context. From Robert Johnson to Elvis... More

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I really enjoyed our visit here. We visited about 7 years ago and made sure that we made it a stop of our return trip to Memphis. The introductory video is informative and the history of country and blues music in the first section of the museum sets the scene nicely. My favourite part of the museum is the Sun... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A self paced tour through musical history. I loved that there were places where you could choose to listen to songs through your audio tour. Great memorabilia throughout. I learned about several artists I did not know well.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I recently visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland which I quite enjoyed. They have a room where you feel like you are in a crowd of people at a rock concert having a shared experience of blaring music. While I liked the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, since everyone gets a headset to listen to the... More

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Carmel, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

People were breaking out in song as they viewed the different displays. The audio tour was a great addition.

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