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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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Arlington, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Two friends and I visited Memphis for a "girl's trip". This is two blocks from our hotel at the Hampton Inn. I found it very informative and not packed. We went on a saturday afternoon around 4 pm. It was 11$ AND you get a headset to listen to the background of their displays. Plus music is on the displays... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Love the audio tour. Great pictures and real radios. So glad we went. Gave us a first look at St. Blues Guitars and then checked out their shop too. Guide Laurie really helpful.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We chose this museum largely because it was a short walk from where we already were on Beal street. What a great suprise! It was loaded with interactive displays that walked you through the development of the music scene in Memphis from the 1930's on. It gave a fantastic history of the development of Sun Studio and how they changed... More

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Shelton, Ct
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was such a informative museum. It was small but packed with good information and interesting items and staged scenery from the past. The audio tour made it easy to go at my own pace and let me go in whatever direction interested me first. I really loved how I got the feeling I was "back in time". Great song... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We arrived right as it opened at 10:00 a.m. Watched roughly a 10 minute video, where given headsets and started our own tour. Really enjoyed all the information that the audio files provided. Several song files available as well as informative audio files through out. It took us about 1 hour to go through, but I think we could have... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You like rock and roll, rhythm & blues? This is heaven. A complete walk-through history, with lots of optional music to hear. This was my second visit and there were still a few stations where I still got choked-up watching, listening, and remembering. My friend and I waited an extra half-hour until our two friends emerged --- and they were... More

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Adelaide, SA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was well set out and very informative. A self guided tour, allow yourself a couple of hours. $12 entry fee this is a must see when in Memphis!

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This museum is very educational and provides an opportunity to learn, see and hear about how R&R began. The exhibit itself has many collections which help illustrate nicely how the sounds of Gospel, Soul, Country and Blues all came together in Memphis and tore down the walls of color while allowing the artists to work together to make powerful music!... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a good tour for the money. It is a small museum, but worth visiting. There wasn't enough tribute to the Blues, but understandable given the limited space. We had a great time.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This museum is very educational and informing of the origin of rock and soul music. Those of us that were born in the 50s' could relate to the history displayed in this museum. The idea of having individual earphones to access the history of each display was a great idea. A very rewarding experience and I would recommend this museum... More

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