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Memphis Music Hall of Fame

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Address: 126 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3712
Phone Number: +1 901-205-2532
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

What began in 2012 as an Induction Ceremony and tribute honoring the many...

What began in 2012 as an Induction Ceremony and tribute honoring the many heroes of Memphis music is now a fun, new interactive museum experience that will be just as outrageous as our Hall of Fame inductees. Let us introduce you to such legendary inductees as Elvis, Jerry Lee, B.B. King, Isaac Hayes, Al Green, Howlin' Wolf, ZZ Top and many, many others through never-before-seen memorabilia, videos, music and interactives.

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Good way to kill 20-30 minutes. Super tiny museum. You get what you pay for. It was a good way to get out of the rain. I wouldn't recommend unless you have seen everything else.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Corbin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the museum, small, informative, alot of old Memphis blues history here, and only $6. Would recommend going after you go to Rock and Soul Museum. It's a small venue and you will complete this one quicker.

Thank YankeeCowboy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good way to kill 20-30 minutes. Super tiny museum. You get what you pay for. It was a good way to get out of the rain. I wouldn't recommend unless you have seen everything else.

Thank hungryvisitor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place is the smaller sister of the Museum of Rock and Soul. You can get a double ticket for the both. It's not the biggest museum and you can get round it in less that half an hour. Lots of fun exhibits - plenty of fab outfits from the key stars who were instrumental in making music what it... More 

Thank Kazza9173
Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Not as big as other music museums but not as expensive either, would recommend this museum to music enthusiasts. Make sure you also stroll through the Lanksy clothing store as the was the clothier to the King.

Thank tenby50
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This new Hall of Fame opened last summer. There are a lot of interviews and concert footage (with headsets), as well as artifacts and memorabilia. It's not as extensive as the Rock 'N Soul Museum, but focuses on the artists that were from the Memphis area, and not very expensive (I think we paid $7 with AAA discount). Plan on... More 

Thank cacoolmom
Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Doesn't really live up to expectations.Some interesting exhibits but more a collection of artefacts than a museum that puts everything into context. Fills a space between the Hard Rock Cafe and Lansky's. Worth going to when you've seen the rest.

Thank MarkL2012
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I had no idea that all of these musical legends were part of Memphis, Tennessee's music history. Great small museum (but only $7) introduced my family to B.B. King, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Big Star, and so many others. Music, videos, artifacts, fun interactives (like finish the lyrics to Memphis' great songs). My family had a great... More 

Thank janerblakely
Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Nice facility next to entry to Beale street. Had some nice items to view and read about but after visiting some of the other areas such as Sun Records this was not very exciting. Only had about 10-15 exhibits. The dress shop downstairs by Lansky clothier of the king was a fun stroll thru. Great pics of Elvis and Cash.... More 

Thank SS_Forever
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This museum is very small and uninspiring. It is located on the second floor above the Hard Rock restaurant. Did not like at all. Save your money and have a good drink on Beale Street.

Thank Iralgo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

While the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, one block away, is excellent, this museum is very bad. The one big room has a few artifacts and some videos. But most of the videos are continuously running and there is no info to tell you want it is and how long the video is. Save your time (although it won't take... More 

Thank pstMaryland

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