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EMP Museum

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Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 770 2700
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Description: Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to...
Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, take over the spotlight in On Stage, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make EMP a destination unlike any other.
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A must for music lovers

Due to limited time, I picked this as the first and only museum to visit during our stay in Seattle, as my partner and I both love music. We planned to stay for 1-2 hours, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Due to limited time, I picked this as the first and only museum to visit during our stay in Seattle, as my partner and I both love music. We planned to stay for 1-2 hours, but ended up spending the whole afternoon there! We first went to the film sections which had many more interactive and fun exhibits than expected.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went for the Star Wars costume exhibit and had a little time to tour other areas. Plan on several hours as there is a lot to see. A little pricey but high on the cool factor.

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California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Got a chance to go through the museum recently and was floored by all the cool and different stuff there! The Star Wars exhibit was definitely the main draw, and very cool. But there is so, so much more... The Vince Lobardi trophy and a superbowl ring in the Seahawks exhibit area. Guitars from Hendrix (and funky clothes), Clapton guitars... More 

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London
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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great afternoon looking at the Nirvana exhibition and there was a costumes of Star Wars section which me being a nerd enjoyed immensely. Including a lot of original items from the films such as a StormTrooper and replicas of R2D2 / C3PO etc Also had a very interesting section Horror films which we spent a fair amount of time in.... More 

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Billericay, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here last July with husband and teenage son. We loved it and it surpassed my expectations. The whole experience was really well done with plenty to look at, interesting exhibits and interactive bits throughout. The music section was surprisingly interesting, even for someone who is not that into rock music or guitar stuff. Son loved the Nirvana section and... More 

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Renton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is my third visit and it will be my last. I was completely bored the first time I went, it was even worse the second (only went because friends insisted & were visiting from out of town). We went because of the Star Wars exhibit, not even that could save the poor rating. It is expensive to get in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Experience Music Project (EMP) served up an afternoon way above my expectations! I had avoided it, thinking it was a shrine to post-classic rock, with a weird building to boot. NO! It's not even all about music. My grandkids, ages 10 and 14, wanted to see the Star Wars costume exhibit, and with a 1-hour wait before our ticket... More 

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It was in our plans of our vacation to go there, but as soon as I heard they had the costumes of Star Wars exhibit I got excited! First off we enter and we check out different exhibits while we wait for our turn to the Star Wars exhibit. The first floor with the video game area was excellent. You... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We liked it there, definitely worth visiting! Museum includes different exhibitions (nintendo games, star wars costumes...). We don't regret to visit it!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I only last a few hours in any museum, and the steep entrance fee almost turned me away. However, the EMP Museum turned out to be a manageable scale and the Jimi Hendrix presentation got me off to a great start. I like how EMP focuses on musicians and instruments (primarily guitars), rather than trying to bring all kinds of... More 

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