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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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Address: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
Phone Number: 901-205-2533
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Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of...

Chronicling the artists and the music that shaped the legacy of "Memphis Sound," this museum features the Smithsonian's "Rock 'n' Roll: Social Crossroads" exhibition.

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I had no intention of going here, but it was included in a bus tour we did. After a short intro video, we received headphones for an audio tour that turned out to be quite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had no intention of going here, but it was included in a bus tour we did. After a short intro video, we received headphones for an audio tour that turned out to be quite interesting. They connect the exhibits to general American history quite well. The exhibit on the MLK assassination and its aftermath were powerful.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum tells the story of how rock and soul music came into being around Memphis. It includes not just a history of the music but some background on life at the time and how it influenced the music (for example, there are exhibits on life on the farms). The audio tour is included with the admission, and you really... More 

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Dighton, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this museum starts with a short movie then they give you ear phones and you can listen to descriptions of the displays, and the music from the jukeboxes in the museum.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was by far one of my favorite attractions in Memphis. One of my favorite parts is listening to music from the junk boxes. So much little known information. The music history in this city is amazing. If you are a music fan, this really is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Take your time and enjoy, do not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Some very unique hostorical pieces and good guidance as well. Much of the content tells the histoy of the cotton field workers. In my opinion this part could be more briefly demonstrated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Learn about musicians and listen to their music. A very interesting museum that is a must for music lovers. Easy to find and close to other downtown attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was really a neat way to learn the history of Blues, Elvis, BB King. The beginning of getting wrapped up in the whole blues/rock and roll experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum was great. Start with a short video showing you the different types of music that converged at/near Memphis in the 50s-60s and its growth from there. Then you move to a self-guided audio tour at each of the displays...very well done and even a 10 year old (if they are into the music scene) will enjoy the history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum but worth it, you can learn about the start of Rock and Roll and soul music.The museum will leave you in a very excited mood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After Motown hit Detroit Memphis took it to the nest level with acts like Al Green and so many groups that took Memphis soul to the next level. This museum honors all of the unbelievable acts that changed the music world. Lots of memorabilia that will bring back great memories or introduce younger visitors to some of the. Best music... More 

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