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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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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis...
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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Music, music & more music

We visited the Rock'n'Soul Museum on our first day in Memphis & it was an excellent place to get into the swing of the place. The museum is about the right size, without being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Rock'n'Soul Museum on our first day in Memphis & it was an excellent place to get into the swing of the place. The museum is about the right size, without being too big or trying to cram too much stuff into a small space. There is a short video at the beginning of the tour, and then... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This tour was so much fun. You get a headset when you enter. From there it's self-directed so you can spend as much time as you want in front of each exhibit. Kids enjoy it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The exhibition was created by the Smithsonian Institute. Individual headsets walk you through the exhibits. Includes lots of artifacts, videos, music. We spent 2.5 hours there and enjoyed it alot.

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Glasgow
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This has an excellent mix of music and social history as well as opportunities to listen to some great music via their audio guide. Some great displays to view, brings back some great memories.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this site more than sun studios. It starts out slow with a lot of history so you may want to move ahead the the middle. The auto pointers were great especially the music selections you could play. Great way to spend 1-2 hours.

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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Good, but not Great. Go to Graceland and Stax and that will cover most of what you will see in the Rock 'N' Soul Museum. I got the museum package at the Memphis Visitor Center (good deal) which included this museum. It is interesting, but redundant with other, better museums in Memphis.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Rock and Soul music is everywhere in Memphis, but we also wanted to know a little about the history of Memphis music, so the Rock 'n' Soul Museum was close by. What an experience, this was another great highlight of our time in Memphis and gave us a better understanding of the Importable of Memphis in the evolution of Rock... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great museum to learn all about the history of music in the south. Inexpensive and well worth a visit. We used headphones for our personal tour and took photos as allowed. It was 2009.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum. It was so interesting and seeing the exhibits and clothes the stars wore was great

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our final destination on the Memphis Discovery Tour through Backbeat Tours. We saw a brief film prior to receiving headsets, and then we were off on our own. I loved that I could see the exhibits at my own pace in whatever order I wanted to see things, and if I missed something in the audio commentary, I... More 

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