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.

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 417 4th Ave. N, Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN 37201
Phone Number: 615-244-3263
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors musicians from stars to studio...
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors musicians from stars to studio players, from all genres of music. Historic artifacts include instruments played on original recordings of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hank Williams, Sr., George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Chicago and more. See the original stage where a young Jimi Hendrix played. "To be recognized by this institution is the greatest honor a musician can have." -Neil Young.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Most recent review
Who Knew?

On a recent trip to Nashville and Memphis, we visited Graceland, Sun Studios, Stax, etc., so our visit to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum brought us full circle. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Jan R
,
Schererville, Indiana
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Schererville, Indiana
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On a recent trip to Nashville and Memphis, we visited Graceland, Sun Studios, Stax, etc., so our visit to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum brought us full circle. It was quite an epiphany for me to learn that all the singers I loved from the 60s, 70s and beyond were all probably famous because of the session musicians... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Let me start by saying that this place could just as easily be titled "The Recording Industry Museum". The nearly total focus was on the musicians who recorded music in Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and Los Angeles. So, it was also very heavily focused on musicians who played on rock and country records. Not a lot about New York, Miami,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we value each customer's business and opinion. We are indeed expanding the museum. Within the next 6 months we will be almost doubling the size of the museum, with particularly focusing on music-centered cities like you've mentioned. We hope you come back and see it! More 

Everett, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I didn't know what to expect when going to see the Musicians Hall of Fame. This museum is unlike any other music hall of fame. Did you know that the music you hear on CDs is not actually played by the same people who are on stage at concerts? I learned from the Musicians Hall of Fame that all the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate everyone's business and opinion. You are right, we focus on the lesser known musician and we're glad you learned a lot. Thanks again! More 

Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I are huge music fans and we had been looking forward to visiting this museum. Unfortunately, it was a huge disappointment. There really isn't much to see and quite honestly it is way overpriced. Sorry, but don't waste your money or time by going here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

We are sorry your visit was not what you expected. We value each visitor's opinion, including yours, although it is hard to be everything to everyone. Thank you again for your business and your review. More 

Brownsville, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This place really caters to the music fan who can appreciate an "inside view" of the music industry. My wife found the museum on Tripadvisor and I am so glad she did. The hall covers the rock, blues, country and jazz genres from a perspective that is truly unique. You will see the instruments that were actually played on some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for further updates and thank you again for your business! More 

Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When in Nashville stop in and take the tour. I saw and learned a lot and we also found about Mussel Shoals Alabama which we ended up going to.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We had a tour from an employee who knew a lot of facts about musicians from the past. There were many artifacts, pictures, and musical instruments used by artists familiar to us whose songs bring back so many memories. We enjoyed the tour immensely.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding the manager Blake Chambers personally introduced himself and explained some of the exhibits he created the wall of guitars. A great museum to visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review! We value your opinions. Sincerely, Amy Holm Director of Public Relations MHFM More 

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my first trip to this Hall of Fame and it will not be my last. I loved walking through all of the displays and sets. I got to see instruments from Elvis, Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash and many many more. Well worth the small admission charge. Also, the employees were super friendly

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to the Musicians' Hall of Fame several times and continue to be surprised at the great musicians whose sounds I have loved for many years and whose names I never knew. The story behind the music that defined American culture for the last seventy-five years and more is a never ending tale of creativity, luck, and, most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum also viewed

 

Been to Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?