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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 212 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You can spend the whole day in this museum. Great exhibits about Hendrix and Nirvana. It also has fantasy and horror exhibits with artifacts from popular movies in those genres. Lots of fun and interactive things to do!

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When we visited the EMP Museum I was expecting something along the lines of a Museum chronicling the history of music. Early man, the renaissance, classical, early jazz, etc.etc. What you get here is areas devoted to, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, music videos, and a guitar area. Upstairs is an interactive zone where you can play instruments and also a green... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Have you ever wondered what it's like to perform in a music video? Have you ever wanted to be a rock star and know what it is like to record in a studio? Do you get thrilled by horror, science fiction, or fantasy? Do you think Jimi Hendrix was just a coolest dude that not only understood music but was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Maybe I'm not a pop culture aficionado and that was the culprit - but I found the place to be boring. I left after 20 minutes. The only impressive thing was the lego-built towers.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

$100 entry for five, including two kids. What a wasted opportunity for a museum. Blah. Was it out high expectations? The Museum is a bland & ill-executed idea

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the EMP Museum. Lots of cool exhibits. Fun for kids and adults alike! Especially enjoyed the Fantasy area. The wedding gown from The Princess Bride was beautiful. Lots of fun items in the gift shop!

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Frederick, md
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I came here 7 years ago and thought it was a cool place but not unforgettable. I'm glad I came back. I think I am the perfect age to appreciate this museum. From the Lego exhibit of famous skyscrapers to the Nirvana exhibit to the awesome Fantasy and Horror exhibits it was like a walk through my childhood and teenage... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great day out, all really enjoyed it. Lots of interactive stuff, and a good mix of music, sci fi, and horror. I laughed so much at our family performing as a band that I drew quite a crowd. Absolutely beautiful building too, inside and out.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

very cool place to visit...really liked the Nirvana exhibit...but nothing extraordinary. We were so excited and expected to be wow-ed...it was good. Meh!

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is a little quirky, but a lot of fun. There are so much things to do, ranging from playing your own musicinstrument to making funny movements while looking at a screen that projects weird objects on your silhouette. Start as early as you can, so you can see everything and do everything!

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