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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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Full of history and interesting facts

This Museum begins with a short film, and then with a headset that is very easy to use. You can take the tour at your own pace. If you stop to read everything it would take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Linda D
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Collierville, Tennessee
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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Museum begins with a short film, and then with a headset that is very easy to use. You can take the tour at your own pace. If you stop to read everything it would take hours, as the museum is fairly large. For us, listening to the information at each numbered "stop" and reading just a portion of the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum that show the history of rock and soul in Memphis and the Delta. They have a lot of old blues recordings. I had time, so I listened to quite a few. It's not a place to rush through. Rainy days and hot days are the best. Spend some time. Really enjoyed it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum exceeded my expectations! The introductory film was full of great history and the displays were very well done. My favorite feature was being able to listen to various songs by choosing a corresponding number. "Hound Dog" by Willie Mae Thornton was my favorite!

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Memphis TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will see, hear and read a lot of Memphis Music history here. Get to understand the unique sociological and culture factors that made Memphis a great place to birth and create America's great music. Don't have to commit as much time as Stax, but still a lot to take in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited R&S Museum and enjoyed it very much.. its a must see in Memphis a block from Beale St, with food and drink. If you were born in the 50's or 60's its a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful movie starts the experience followed by a self-tour. Information regarding this museum indicates 1 hr mimimum. We spent nearly 2.5 hrs there. There is so much to see and so well organized. Memphis is the birthplace of rock and soul and the museum does a wonderful job of going from beginning to current. We'd consider it a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

About 75 of our conventioneers spent the better part of an afternoon visiting the Rock 'n' Soul museum in downtown Memphis. I was impressed as were my companions. Really nice presentation with a number of interactive exhibits. Would be good for family visits. It was but a short walk from our downtown hotel and well worth the admission price and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place should be visited by all music fans and interesting detail on the area around memphis as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw this last on our visit to Memphis, because it didn't seem like a prime attraction. We were wrong - it's much better than we expected. It's a well laid out museum, with excellent exhibits, including photos and recordings, of rock and soul music' history and impact on society. Plan enough time to actually listen to dozens of recordings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First you see a short film, then you walk around with an audio receiver. Learn a lot about the history of the music and how blues and other music came together into rock and roll. Tells you all about various singers and DJs and record companies. Only minor negative is some of the audio and the displays don't connect exactly.

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