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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901-205-2533
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Ranked #10 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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Chandlers Ford
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

So, you've been to Graceland, and probably Sun (both excellent), but this is a fascinating museum of the stuff that sticks all that together. There are a some great exhibits in here that track the birth of the blues and R&R. Especially for those of us from the other side of the pond, it paints a great picture of how... More

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Leeds
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

First of all, we save $12 each because they were shutting early for a private function. In view of our miffed expressions, they let us in for nothing for a 25 minute whirlwind tour. It was plenty.

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Bristol
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Lots to see in this museum. Good layout, lots to read, music on headphones brings it to life. Interesting video at beginning before walking round museum.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

After seeing Sun and Graceland, this one seemed alittle less impressive or important. But is is a good complement to the others. THe best part of this is the audio tour and all the music you can sample (and the jukeboxes). You won't be disappointed (I spent over 2 hours here).

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was fun and informative looking around the museum, plenty of artifacts to look at and real informative facts of the music scenes of the past decades!

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Staying in Memphis and found ourselves underwhelmed with Beale Street. Second visits not always a good idea. Noticing all the new developments found this museum up there with all the other attractions available. Very well done - plenty of exhibits and the added bonus of audio equipement enabling us to go round at our own pace. Well worth a visit

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Blue Earth, Minnesota
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved this msueum stop!! Lots of displays, music samples of so many artists. Very much worth the time to visit!

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Located close to Beale this is an informative and entertaining museum. You can't examine the origins of American music without looking at the racial history of America. Rock being the integration of black blues and white country. The self guided audio commentary is excellent as is the introductory film. . The museum predominately covers the period from the mid 30's... More

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Estero, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visiting the Rock and Soul Museum is definitely worthwhile. The tour is whatever you make of it as headsets are provided and you go at your own pace. There is memorabilia and music from the cotton fields of the depression to Elvis and all that makes the Memphis sound. Displays and music are terrific if you take advantage of what... More

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was a great museum. It told the story of music from the cotton picking days to today. Sun Studios and the Stax Museum all in one.

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