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EMP Museum

325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
206 770 2700
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Ranked #36 of 215 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Jimi Hendrix, fabulous artist. His music' ll forever be in my heart. This museum is magical and amazing. We' ve the chance to see or discover the clothes worn by Jimi Hendrix at these concerts. Many feelings about a great man of guitar.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went in October 2014, and the exhibits were awesome. This was one of my favorite parts of Seattle. I thought the museum would be heavy on music, but it was about equal parts music and pop culture, including an exhibit on Science Fiction, one on Horror Films, and one on Fantasy films with original props and costumes from many... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Super friendly staff. Free coat and bag check. The exhibits were way awesome for me and my wife who hates everything I love. It will take a few hours to have fun here so pay for 4+ hour parking. I suck so bad at playing instruments they couldn't even help me but I had a blast trying. "Rock over London,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great for adults, not as much for little kids. I'd have spent more time looking at the exhibits, but my one and four year old wanted to run around. They did like the sound lab. I’ll go back again when they are older.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A lot of money to pay for something I was led to believe was different. This place was originally constructed as a "shrine" to the incredible Jimi Hendrix, a Seattle boy himself. This section was absolutely amazing. But I thought more of the museum would be devoted to him. One of the employees said they had many, many artifacts belonging... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

What an experience. Having been a part of the 60's in NY, this museum is amazing. Not only does it showcase some music like Hendricks and Nirvana but the sound labs are awesome as are the scifi displays. I could have stayed there all day.

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Auburn, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum for a musician or rock music aficionado. I personally don't care for museums, but it kept me entertained for an hour. My dad & cousins (all semi-professional musicians) would probably spend a whole day in here without getting bored. It is probably not worth the cost of admission, as it the museum is pretty small.... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We had entry to this as part of the Seattle City Pass so we had a look through. Its a pretty cool museum and the building itself is very unique. Lots of cool displays and an extensive collection of memorabilia. A music lovers dream!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Awesome contente! The Nirvana sector is fabulous. It mades me to remember my tennager times. Photos, Album covers, guittars and a lot of contente to show the heart of the group the changed the music scenario in 90`s. An 700 instruments piece of art, give us a fantastic sensation of music explosion. The Jimmy Hendrix sector is also very intersting... More

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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

was in Seattle for a baseball game and had a few days to see some sight and EMP was one of the places we went. it was really fun and had a lot of cool memorabilia. it was worth the price and took us a few hours to check everything out. worth checking out .

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