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“Hidden surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Ornamental Metal Museum

National Ornamental Metal Museum
374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106
901-774-6380
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Ranked #23 of 84 attractions in Memphis
Type: Specialty Museums
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Owner description: This museum contains many fine specimens of delicately wrought metal work.
Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Hidden surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Lived here all my life and never made it here until last year - but we will go again. Beautiful site right on the river among the big old trees filled with wonderful things made from metal. All kinds of sculptures outside, pictures and beautiful metal things of every sort inside. The grandkids loved it as much as the adults. They have a working forge and people are there working and willing to tell you all about it. A lovely place and so interesting! A real bargain and just across the street is the old Indian mound which is interesting, too! Kinda hard to find so get good directions but parking is easy!.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing view of the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Neat museum, but the grounds are really special, and the foundry can be fascinating.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“So Different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This is a wonderful surprise. The smithy is fascinating and the staff so helpful. The galleries in three buildings held beautiful surprises. Wonderful sculptures outside on the grounds. A gift store with lovely things made right there. I will be back!

Visited January 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very Interesting and Eclectic/Beautiful View of Mississippi River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

This museum is off the beaten path and a bit confusing to find, but worth it!

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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unique and fun Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

I have always enjoyed a visit to this museum which concentrates on functional and ornamental metal work rather than paintings, prints, or photos. The exhibits are fun, the gift shop is lovely, and there are studios on the grounds that commonly are open to view.

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