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National Ornamental Metal Museum

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Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone Number: 901-774-6380
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This museum contains many fine specimens of delicately wrought metal work.

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Art and skill along the Mississippi River

Excellent educational trip for all ages. Live demonstrations of pouring metals, ongoing repairs of almost anything you can think of. Great outing to view the Mississippi river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent educational trip for all ages. Live demonstrations of pouring metals, ongoing repairs of almost anything you can think of. Great outing to view the Mississippi river and learn a little history of metal works.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A good way to spend 2 hours for Father's Day with a dad who welds but not the most thrilling The forging and casting demos were interesting and informative

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Cool place to visit for something different. Two teenagers weren't very impressed but, hey, they are teenagers. They rated it a 2 while the parents rated 3-4. Glad we went just to say we did.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very interesting to learn about metal work and see the practical items as well as the superb art.. There are beautiful grounds with stunning views of the Mississippi and to take a pleasant stroll.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was a neat little place, a little out of the way but worth it. The museum was nice, but the best part was the demonstrations, the guy was knowledgeable and it was interesting watching him form a hook and how he did the different elements. Worth a trip, try if you can to make the demonstrations at 2:30 and... More 

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is not a large museum but interesting. It is in a beautiful setting. They have some things for sale and you can watch them working while you are there

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Southaven, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Hidden benath the the Hernando DeSoto Bridge nestled beside the mighty Mississippi River situated situated in the shadow of the Meratine Hospital you will find the National Ornamental Metal Museum. An art muesem amongst National Historic buildings. A foundry for artist to pour metal in to molds a blacksmith shop and a great place to explore your own artistic talents.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Elegant display of ornamental metal work. No tours available nor instructional videos. Art installations inside and on lawn. Fully functional blacksmith shop where classes are given on weekends. Location is remote. No food/drinks available.

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Northville, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The admission was more than I would have liked to pay for the museum, since it was relatively small and you could see everything in just a few minutes. There were some pieces I enjoyed looking at and I have some nice pictures for my book, but if you are short on time or funds, this is one you can... More 

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Kunkletown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A very cool museum, if you like museums. We Do. Indoor and outdoor pieces, a Blacksmith shop, that's active, and producing work. Not just huge pieces! Some very interesting things to see, and, it's on the Mississippi River! Oh yeah, it's relatively inexpensive - $6!

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Additional Information about National Ornamental Metal Museum

Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone Number: 901-774-6380
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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