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“Live demos and wonderful art pieces” 4 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 85 attractions in Memphis
Type: Specialty Museums
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Owner description: This museum contains many fine specimens of delicately wrought metal work.
Wheelersburg, Ohio, United States
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Live demos and wonderful art pieces”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Wonderful location on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and across from a small park. Art pieces were lovely, but not numerous. Live demos let you see how the pieces are made. Easy to get to if you come across I-55 bridge from AR.

Visited March 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Focus on Metal Arts in a Beautiful Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The National Ornamental Metal Museum is housed in several buildings on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and the Memphis/Arkansas Bridge. There are two gallery buildings which had very good exhibits of artfully cast brass bowls, gold jewelry, metal architectural fittings, and metal sculpture. There are also a metal casting workshop and a blacksmith's shop. The grounds between the shops are filled with all sorts of metal sculptures, some excellent and some mediocre. The gift shop is an excellent place to buy jewelry and small metal art castings good prices. If you are an arts and craft fanatic like me, it's a good place to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Hard to find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I like this place mostly for the location and the history behind the buildings. It's a great place to see the River. And there's a Native American mound across the street.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Mixed from our group”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I loved it. The guys were disappointed that it was far more of an art gallery than a museum. Don't miss the live demos and the outdoor sculpture made everyone happy. Would like to have more museum quality learning exhibits.

Visited December 2012
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Pretty Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Interesting place in an interesting location. Go if you can, but don't place it at very top of list.

Visited September 2012
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