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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #28 of 178 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...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts, Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went here just before getting on the duck tour across the road but we didn't leave ourselves enough time and we spent almost 2 hours here. Everything is well put together and engaging for adults and children alike. My son found Kurt Cobanes guitar which he has on a poster in his room. The music exhibits upstairs are great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved the EMP Museum. For the reasonable admission price we had a great afternoons entertainment, could have spent the whole day here! As well as the permanent Nirvana and Hendrix exhibitions, which were great there were also exhibitions on fantasy, Sci Fi and horror as well as one for the Seattle Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl win, but our favourite... More 

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Palo Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Nice pop culture find in Seattle! They had many cool exhibits on science fiction, horror, and fantasy. I especially liked the We Are 12 exhibit which is all about the Seattle Seahawks. The coolest thing in that exhibit was they had Pete Carroll's pregame speech notes from the 2014 NFC Championship! There was a supposedly cool VR Game of Thrones... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Located in a great precinct with the Space Needle, Children's Theater, Science Centre (with IMAX movies showing hollywood releases), stalls serving food etc, this funky small music museum is worth a look. Two main exhibits on my visit, Hendrix & Alt. Rock from Seattle. The small guitar history display is very good, displaying the first Gibson & Martin guitars, first... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Original en well designed museum. Many interactions, learn how to play drumms, keyboard or guitar. Listen to music, enjoy clops. Interesting special exhibits about Jimmy Hendriks. And Nirvana.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went here once, during a Company Holiday party, and felt it was very boring. Definitely not worth the expensive admission. We love music, and are from Seattle-- our college days were full of Nirvana, Pearl Jam etc... however there wasn't enough here to really pique our interest. I was glad we didn't pay. Things might be better now, as... More 

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Fort Lewis, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband and I bought an annual pass for this museum, and it was a lot of fun. Kids would have a blast in here, especially the giant Lego displays. There are buckets of Lego parts in this exhibit room where kids can try and build their own copies of the buildings on display. Costume displays from some of the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great variety of exhibits (Fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror, Gaming, Music) and lots of interesting info and interactive features. Fun and informative for all ages.

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit. Were planning especially to see the Jimi Hendrix exhibit and the We are 12 exhibit, and loved everything else there too. Take your time and spend a few hours.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The museum provides fun entertainment which allow all visitors to spend almost a full day with the different interactive exhibits.

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