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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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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass
87%
Ranked #11 of 80 Attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...
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Type: History Museums, Specialty 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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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum and we could have spent many more hours. The audio tour was filled with information and included extras if you had the time including lots of music. The exhibits were amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This rock and soul museum is an audio and visual walk through. Where you type in a number and U can listen go facts of different areas of the museum. It is very factual and has almost everything I enjoyed this a lot and this is a definitely must see whilst in Memphis

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you intend to check out some of the other music museums you really need to add this to your list. The museum is well located within walking distance of Beale Street. There is a good mix of musical history and memorabilia with short films and music to sample as you move around the museum. There is something around every... More 

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Genoa, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a treasure to get to listen to the old songs by the original artists. This museum is very well organized and ran. We spent several hours and would love to go back again.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

In the motherland of rock and soul, this museum has many, many detailled exhibits of the history of the music and its players. The audio tour ( included) is great and give insights, addl info and music selections. You may see things you never wanted to... Like Isaac Hayes in a g- string. Some exhibit pieces are missing without an... More 

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

While waiting to go for a bite to eat on Beale street, we happened onto this Museum-what a treat. not being big country music fans,we loved the history of soul musiv thru to riock. great memorabilia-small museum- slef audio-go at you own pace Truly impressive

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IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Don't over look this place. It has such a great presentation about the music of Memphis. I'm SO glad we went to it. We had about 4 hours in Memphis and did this and the Children's Museum!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are really on the hunt for Rock 'n' Soul history then this is the place for you! I'm not one of these people sadly, but loved that you could take the tour at your own pace with the provided headset tour and the easy to follow number channels/tracks to the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This museum is fantastic, there are tons of things to see, to read, to listen. I was there after the Graceland tour, you must do booth when visiting Memphis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

if you have any interest in music, do not miss this. I learned so much about the history of music that is so interesting. So much of the modern music has roots right back to the Mississippi blues. and not vague strings, the songs are the same. Listening to different versions of the same songs, done in different decades and... More 

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