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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #34 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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Arlington, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The place highlighted the famous musicians that became famous in Seattle namely Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. There are different clothes that were worn by famous singers and also display of guitars and musical instruments use by famous singers. For people who love music and can play an instrument, one can record your music and later listen to it. Aside from... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The exhibits were awesome. At my visit there were exhibits on Jimmi Hendrix and Nirvana..... Such interesting memorabilia and photos, items of clothing and musical instruments....it was great. Upstairs they have a sound lab where you can play the electric guitar, piano, do vocals, play drums etc. If you love music you'll love the EMP Museum!!

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West Kelowna, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If going get the $5 headset as makes all the difference in the world as you get 1st hand stories and dont have to stand in line to read all those small cards. There is a guitar room that will take you an hour to get through but if you like guitars, you hear all the details of them being... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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 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 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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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