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Metal Museum

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Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
Phone Number: +1 901-774-6380
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is the only Museum of its kind in...

The Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is the only Museum of its kind in the United Sates. The Museum grounds consist of 3 and a half acres of land directly over looking the Mississippi River just south of downtown Memphis. On the grounds you will find a sculpture garden, a fully functioning blacksmith shop and foundry, a library holding our permanent collection, and our main Museum which houses rotating exhibitions of emerging and established metalsmiths worldwide. The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metal work. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and artist residencies. The value of the Metal Museum extends well beyond its exhibitions and facilities recognizing and promoting the careers of metalsmiths.

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This is a fastinating museum. You never know what kind of exhibit you are going to see. It is also a working museum. There are classes in metal arts. The gift shop is worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The metal museum and the grounds was excellent. Very cool exhibits and a great gift shop. Recommended.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. Unfortunately, when I was there, the museum was closed. But, there is still so much to see! The grounds are beautiful!! Lovely gardens & a gazebo on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. They have active... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fastinating museum. You never know what kind of exhibit you are going to see. It is also a working museum. There are classes in metal arts. The gift shop is worth the drive! Prices vary and there is something for everyone.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right on the banks of the Mississippi river and outside of the busy downtown area is this unique museum. One building houses the current exhibit of metal art. THIS IS A VERY SMALL EXHIBIT... a FEW pieces.. All in a small room! The other rooms and floors of the building are not in use. Outside is lovely gardens with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i wouldn't bother. i even saved money by using a Groupon and i still didn't feel that it was worth my time. Big Bummer. A little too far out of the way of downtown if you don't have a car.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had received a gift purchased at the Metal Museum for Christmas and thought it would be fun to tour when I was in town. Found it on Groupon so I purchased it. The grounds were beautiful but the rest was not what I expected.

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Thank 13betty
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped here! The grounds are beautiful and serene, and there is a great overlook of the Mississippi River. The museum buildings contained some truly beautiful and artistic pieces, as well as a gift shop that had lovely and unusual items for sale. There is a smithy and a foundry on the premises where you can see demonstrations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Appropriately, you navigate through an industrial area dotted with piles of scrap metal to arrive at this lovely museum. Take note of the gates as you enter, they display the work of many different craftsmen. The museum itself is in a historic brick building with tall ceilings and an air of understated elegance. It looks out toward the Mississippi River,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Interesting metal works, sculpture, and jewelry in a lovely park-like setting on the Mississippi. Incredible views from the gazebo and a working foundry on site. Very interesting and informative.

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Thank Gozzies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see when you visit Memphis! Go on a day when they are doing exhibitions and you can watch a blacksmith exhibition and a metal pouring exhibition. Very cool! All around the museum and the grounds are works of the local artists. There is also a great view of the Mississippi River!

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