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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Address: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-205-2533
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$78*
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Ranked #7 of 168 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...
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Type: Specialty museums, History 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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Buxton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Well presented museum, very central. Packed with information and great audio trail with extra music track options.

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Westland, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very informative about the history of rock and soul. The audio tour was nice because it gave more background on the time. Give yourself at least 2 hours to go through the whole museum.

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Chicago
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107 reviews 107 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had visited the museum before but wanted to look at a couple sections more carefully. We arrived late in the day and the staff was setting up for a special event but they very nicely let us enter and answered some questions that we had. The museum is arranged very well and the sections are clearly defined. The introductory... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We learned a lot about the history of rock, soul, blues and more, as well as the impact the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on music, race relations and the future of Memphis. Interesting and moving...

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great museum with lots of music to enjoy. Very well done and a hoot to see all the old outfits and hair styles in the pictures.

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Carriere, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our tour at the Rock n Soul was fantastic. They give you headphone and you take the tour at your own pace. The little walkie-talkie they give you Lets you choose to listen to a narrative or music. Very informative and great memorabilia .

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Smaller exhibit than i imagined. You use an audio device & punch in numbers to hear the commentary. Lots to look at but a bit disjointed & crowded.

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Greater Orlando
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fantastic overview of the music that started in the South and made it's way into the Memphis area. If you are interested in music, and interested in history, then this is the place to visit! Great displays that take in both the sights and sounds of Memphis and the South.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is museum is as much a feast for the ears as the eyes. The headphone set up with options for listening to additional tracks make it a treat for serious and semi-serious students of American music history. Leave lots of time and watch all the available film clips.

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

1st time my son and I were kicked out. They started tour to late, and we where the last ones...when we arrived the manager was there and we told about our last visit. They took care of us! Really glad we came back to finish, really the first visit we did get our monies worth. Great presentation, if you take... More 

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