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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“own pace” (145 reviews)
“audio tour” (129 reviews)
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191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Very well organized, small museum. It is in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. Numerous momentos/collectables from bygone times. The self guided audio tour is informative and well written. You can listen to several dozen historic recordings as well as the history. My only complaint is...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Awesome! We learned so much! Very interesting! The history of rock n roll, blues and gospel. Well worth it and not expensive

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Reviewed September 25, 2015

A must see when visiting Memphis for any music lovers. Beale Street a great social area - well worth visiting.

Thank Ards25
Reviewed September 25, 2015

You have your headset and can control the pace and focus of your visit to the Museum of Rock and Soul. The exhibit starts with the sharecropper's experience that informed the Soul music that helped people survive the very hard life of Jim Crow south...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Small and easy to navigate through the exhibit. Reflects a lot of music history, particularly of area musicians and recordings. Could be a stellar attraction if there was more information regarding recording studios such as Stax, Royal (Hi Records), and Sun for example and their...More

Thank 2Far2C4Me
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a fairly small museum next to the FedEx Forum stadium. You start with a short film and then self guide your way through the museum with an audio tour. Lots of interesting things to see.

Thank 489Mike
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Excellent and informative staff that take time to ensure you are able to get the full Memphis experience

Thank Aimee B
Reviewed September 20, 2015

This place has so much potential. Most of it is not realized, however. The movie to begin the tour is the best thing about the place, They have way too many exhibits on sharecropping. I know that is where the blues originated, but there are...More

Thank g3times
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Not worth the money. It's a self guided tour which is great but its not really about Rock 'n' Soul. It's just a museum. Employees not much help. Waste of time.

1  Thank becky t
Reviewed September 19, 2015

You know all the music that came from Memphis, but not ALL the music. It's quite a lot to take in, all the different kinds of music, the artists, the effect they had. Nicely set up trip through music history.

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September 20, 2015|
Response from John D | Property representative |
Kruse2007... It takes most guests between 1 and 1.5 hours. However, the Smithsonian-developed exhibition includes over 300 minutes of information, and almost 100 songs which lead our guests through the evolution of Memphis... More
May 2, 2015|
Response from John D | Property representative |
TCnative... By total access plan, I assume you are referring to Memphis' "Backstage Pass" the discount combo ticket between the city's 4 most popular music attractions. By buying a "Bacjkstage Pass," and therefore making an... More