Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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1-2 hours
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from $11.00
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Diane D
Flint, MI17 contributions
Very interesting museum. First time I had done a "self guided" tour and it was very different but all in my group enjoyed it. It was nice to be able to go at your own pace. Recommend everyone stopping here for a visit.
Written September 20, 2022
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karol452
Edmonton, Canada961 contributions
Once you enter the museum you watch a short film. Once the film is finished you are given a headset. This headset working by punching the number of the exhibit on the pad of the headset. Lots of great music and lots of interesting exhibits. The museum is just a block of Beale Street.
Written September 8, 2022
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Juliet R
Stoke-on-Trent, UK26 contributions
Not a great place it says up to 2 hours but I don't know how you can spend that about of time just 1 room and not a lot to see .. It wasn't even worth the money to be honest
Written September 8, 2022
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Scott
Hilton Head, SC9 contributions
I liked this the best of the downtown museums and wish I had more time. It was the first museum that I visited and it set the table for the rest. It went further back in time. It gave the flavor of the poor folk that found ways to make music and use almost anything for an instrument. There was an opportunity to listen to many old songs and some that were more recognizable as they got to more current artists. They were all good but this museum was my favorite.
Written September 5, 2022
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Nubus
Copenhagen, Denmark422 contributions
Exhibition is a classic setup with a 12 min. video that dates back to 2000 and then all visitors entering the exhibition at the same time causing congestion. The museum has photos and paraphernalia from artists during the heyday of Memphis 50-60 years ago. What makes a difference is the free audio guide with a lot of sound bites. It will take time to listen to it all, an audio guides are in general creating a detached museum experience, which isn't much fun when visiting as a couple. In this case however it did make sense so prepare to spend time listening.
Written August 15, 2022
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Simon R
Stevenage, UK145 contributions
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Visited here for a very enjoyable morning, contrary to others opinion I found this far better than Stax and would highly recommend a visit here. The audio commentary was excellent and a real enhancement to the tour.
Written August 15, 2022
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Le'Aja S
3 contributions
loved the rock n soul museum! Very educational. The location was great, everything was so neat and polished!
Written August 12, 2022
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Mark C
Barrington, NJ187 contributions
It's not Sun. It's not Stax. But it's right by Beale Street and it's pretty great.

Admission includes an audio tour - push three digits and listen to details about this item or that item. The tour gives a good history on how music came to the city and how it developed.

But it comes to life a little when you get to the jukeboxes (multiple) and you get to listen to some of the music that they're talking about.

I enjoyed this museum as an overview -- but it's not the actual home to the music the way Sun and Stax are, for example. My teen son found it a little dry and boring.
Written August 11, 2022
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Josie s
Lexington, KY20 contributions
Friendly staff. Audio self guided tour filled with history and beginnings of rock and soul. Could sit there all day and play the music. Air conditioned and clean. Thanks Memphis!
Written August 10, 2022
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mgss4
Morganville, NJ7 contributions
The museum was really nice. It was the last stop on our Memphis trip so I was kindof Museumed out.. I did go on Groupon and got tix for $8 .
Written August 8, 2022
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $11.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $8.00 per person. See all 5 Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor