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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #35 of 206 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place for hip adults and teens interested in music. Besides seeing the guitar Eric Clapton used on "Layla" and good exhibits on Jimi H and Nirvana, there were great exhibits on Horror movies and SciFi memorabilia. Way cool building. Worth the time and cost.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you like memorabilia for anything sci-fi,fantasy, or horror, this is the place for you. The lego room is neat, too.

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Belmont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Loved taking photos of this Frank Gehry building..the light and shadows, changing colors. Inside, brought back memories of Jimi Hendrix concerts in SF, during the 60s (showing my age); Sci-fi Hall of Fame a real kick...Dr. Who, Superman, Alien, Star Trek, all kinds of horror fun. Upstairs, a great guitar sculpture, guitar displays, and on top level all kinds of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit if you are a fan of music and the history behind it. The Jimi Hendrix stuff is really interesting and fun to look at, they also had nirvana exhibition on as well which is cool as i never really knew they were from seattle. The lego exhibition was cool too!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was really delighted by the number of exhibits and the amount of things to see in each exhibit. The fantasy exhibit has done really cool stuff from movies like the princess bride. You can check out superman's costume in the SciFi section, or watch done interesting commentary on classic horror films. My favourite part is that there is tons... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

How many music museums do you see, let alone in a Frank Gehry building! Splurge on the audio tour - it's really handy in the guitar gallery where you can hear samples of various types of guitars through thir evolution. If you are a fan of Hendrix or Grunge, it's definitely a must see.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the museum after visiting the space needle. Both cost $20. The museum is worth the money with lots of great things to suit all. Si-fi, horror, fantasy and music. Only takes a couple of hours to do but worth the visit. If on a budget my recommendation would be to go to the museum and give the space needle... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had high hopes for this Museum. A confusing layout inside with poor signage made for a frustrating experience. We were looking for the coat check and it took an age to find. Jimi Hendrix exhibit was interesting, but very small. Really liked the guitar sculpture on level 2 and the photo exhibit. But disappointing overall. Somewhere between poor and... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family is mixed on museums two of is like to read and take time to experience the exhibit the other two just like to look and typically finish quickly. Today all of us could have spent the entire day and enjoyed all the EMP had to offer. A must see even if you are in Seattle for just one... More

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Ames, Iowa
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is a very cool museum. It was my second time here. They have made quite a few nice updates since my last visit. There is an amazing guitar collection, and lots of Hendrix/Nirvana memorabilia for the rock fans. Also an interactive music area on the third floor where you can record. And now they have separate areas for fantasy,... More

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