We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103 (Midtown)
901-205-2533
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

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
Write a Review

734 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    407
    233
    68
    18
    8
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
miami
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

a bit disappointing. I expected much more. Needs improvement. Neighborhood could also be better. No big deal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Few soul... Few articles... It seems more a simple exposition. The sound aid devices are Nice and make a better experience

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midland, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

right across the street from my hotel and very interesting. I loved all the personal memorabilia. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Inexpensive

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The kids really enjoyed hearing the songs and learning the stories. An easy format to appreciate it all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum! Legs are moving to the rythm just after the beginning of the movie which you are watching at the start of the tour. Then, you'll receive the audio guide and the journey lasts about the hour or so. After finishing the trip all I can say is I'M A SOUL MAN!:-) Take some time to go also across... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carstairs, Canada
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable displays, good audio tour you can do at your own pace, and very informative. Lot of people around me spent considerable time just listening to the music up thru the years at numerous stations on their personal audio system. Audio system like you use at the VIP Graceland tour, so easy to hear and use.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macomb, Michigan
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of history and exhibits detailing the evolution of music in our country. Great collection of artifacts in several themed areas showing the progression of music, from the workers in the cotton fields to the big named music legends we all know and love. Admission includes a short film and a self-guided audio tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

When visiting the Rock and Soul museum you are given audio tour equipment where you can here narration of the displays as well as full tracks of a songs related to that area of the museum. The exhibits were really interesting and walked through the history of rock and roll and Soul music from inception to today. My favorite part... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This museum is a definite plus. It is a self guided audio tour. The layout is easy to negotiate, the area is roomy, the displays are well thought out and there are spots to stop to listen to music from the different genres that led up to Rock and Roll. The tour takes at least an hour, but you can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Estero, Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I grew up with this music and it was fun to. Follow the history. I discovered that my old transistor radio was now a museum piece ( feel really old ). The headset tour is terrific. I saw more than a couple of people tie-tapping and singing along ... Not dire if they realized others were watching. But this speaks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum also viewed

 

Been to Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing