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EMP Museum

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Address: 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone Number: 206 770 2700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to...

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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if you love some band or music from seattle, I think you will enjoy it!

Because I am a hello kitty lover so I really like the hello kitty exhibition. Also I love to play there, you can try to play drums, guitar, and keyboards no matter you are good at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Taipei, Taiwan

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Because I am a hello kitty lover so I really like the hello kitty exhibition. Also I love to play there, you can try to play drums, guitar, and keyboards no matter you are good at music or not, that doesn't matter, just play and have fun!

Thank YULU C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed the EMP. Lots of different exhibits. Loved the piece of art in the center with all of the music instruments and felt really small next to the giant led wall. Ideal place to forget the rain! Must do!

Thank Cindy P
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has a great, eclectic collection, from sci-fi to Jimmy Hendrix and Hello Kitty. You could spend a couple of hours to take if all in. Very enjoyable visit.

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was not sure what to expect from the EMP Museum. We only went there as it was the last ticket in our Seattle City Pass booklet, and I wanted to get the most value for our money. But it turned out to be super interesting and I wish we had more time. The exhibits had some interesting themes, like... More 

Thank Jasreet B
Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been into EMP multiple times, there is always something new. Of course there is always the jimmy Hendrix exhibits but most recently they have the 12th man exhibit and the Star Wars costumes exhibit very cool!!

Thank Kidcurry3
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a huge Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix fan, this is a must do. There's a lot of detail regarding these bands along with listening to many other artists from other genres with a focus on punk, hardcore and grunge. Many TV screens with interviews and commentary about the bands a scene at the time. Plan on spending a few hours... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The EMP museum has an eclectic mix of collectables (of local billionaire, Paul Allen). Mainly it is a museum to rock-n-roll with an extensive Jimmy Hendricks collection but also includes items from many Northwest based rock / pop groups. There are rooms for exploring different artists and styles, plus rooms to experiment with instruments and sound equipment (our kids loved... More 

Thank GoAlong2
Nice, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of different things to see inside. If you like nirvana or Jimi Hendrix or playing instruments and at the same time seeing hello Kitty then you'll be very happy. The only thing I regret is that the place is huge but the visit is short

Thank fano71
Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting & unusual 'museum' well worth a visit, could spend hours in here. Nirvana exhibit is a must-see & the monorail is a cheap n easy ride into downtown

Thank RowlandButtar
Boise, ID
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We decided to check out EMP and we were pleasantly surprised! There is music history to learn & places to explore. The interactive "sound booth" was very cool. You can play the musical instruments to your favorite song & even record a session. Worth checking out...

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