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National Ornamental Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106
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Ranked #24 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum contains many fine specimens of delicately wrought metal work.
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

They have some really interesting pieces here. However, it is a really small museum, and there's not a whole to see. Also, the exhibits do not have sufficient explanation to intrigue the average person. It does have a good lookout over the Mississippi river.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Wow!! What great artists. Turning found "stuff" into yard art. One day I would love to do something like this. The weekend we went they did not have a "yard art" class. One day I will return and get to get my hands dirty!!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The National Ornamental Metal Museum is one of Memphis' best kept secrets. You could spend 30 minutes just looking at the rosettes on the gates. The museum itself is small, which is great for quick visits or visits with older folks or anyone who doesn't get around too well. The main building has rotating collections, while another building houses their... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My best buddy and I went last fall and had a great time. There aren't a lot of exhibits, but what is there is quite interesting if you are into metal art. The grounds are beautifully located on the banks of the Mississippi River. The view alone is worth it. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to get... More

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Pocahontas, Arkansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a place we was not please with. We thought there will be more to it. If you like up to date on art this is the place. It is all in the person.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This museum is difficult to get to, and in a not so good part of town, but the exterior gates alone are worth the trip. The gift shop was closed for renovation which was a disappointment but we were not charged for the visit. Some interesting outside sculpture. Would be fun to visit on a much cooler day and take... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is an art museum that shows artists' creations in metal. Not exactly what I was expecting. There is a blacksmith on site who is making metal creations which I could not tell if they were for sale or not. What is interesting is the property that the museum is located on. The building was a hospital for seamen but... More

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Virginia Beach
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We thought we'd learn about working with metal and see more interactive displays. The small museum has some interesting pieces but the labeling is minimal. We went into the blacksmith shop where folks were working but there were no explanations. And, they were using modern tools to pound and shape the metal. I would skip this one as there are... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This Is A Place Where The Work Of True Artisans Is On Display! I Found It To Be Most Worthwhile And Relevant!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This museum is truly worth visiting while in Memphis, TN. It is a very good learning museum for everyone and all ages. It is in a good location in downtown Memphis near a lot of nice restaurant's and fun, historic Beale Street and all down town has to offer.

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