The Johnny Cash Museum

The Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville: Hours, Address, The Johnny Cash Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Johnny Cash Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Johnny Cash Museum features the world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Walk through the life of the Man in Black depicted in interactive exhibits, films and much more. We feature a Bongo Java Coffee Shop and Museum Cafe. Officially endorsed by the Cash Family. The museum recently received the coveted AAA GEM rating; the highest bestowed on an attraction. We are one of only six attractions in Nashville to have this distinction.
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Grace
Texas177 contributions
Couples
The husband and I were only in Nashville for a week. With all that Nashville has to offer, it wasn’t too hard to decide we would visit this museum. So glad we did!

We arrived early morning, so the there was not a thick crowd of visitors. We were reminded we were allowed to take photographs, but no video is allowed. My husband had an unopened bottle of water tucked in a pocket of his backpack and was told he had to pour it out as no drinks are allowed in the museum. No exceptions.

I believe the ticket total for two was under $50 and there was no feeling of being rushed as we made our way through the self guided tour. Visitors were courteous with distancing to allow everyone ample time to enjoy the exhibits. We took several photographs while enjoying our visit and completed the tour in about two hours.

The husband and I purchased a few souvenirs in the Johnny Cash store once we completed the tour then went next door for lunch at the Johnny Cash kitchen and saloon. That was great home cooking there!

We enjoyed this museum and recommend all Johnny Cash fans to visit when in Nashville, TN.
Written March 22, 2021
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again in the future.
Written March 22, 2021
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada717 contributions
On previous visits to Nashville the Museum was very busy and I skipped it. This time I came early in the morning and there was no crowd.

You enter into a gift shop area so you have to go the counter to purchase a ticket to enter the actual museum. Very casual inside, I had a great chat with the greeter who really knew his music history. He informed me that the "One Piece At A Time" car is not located here but just outside of the city. I was hoping that was here. Next time.

To be clear I'm more Rock n Roll than Country. Inside the museum is loaded with artifacts and information. It is laid out very well and you can spend as much time as you want. There were so many interesting items in here but the one the struck me the most was the final "Hurt" display. Probably because I was by myself. It was great being there without anyone around.

Overall I had a great visit and I'm happy that I made a special stop to see this. I recommend it for any music fan.
Written January 22, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We appreciate your kind review and your recommendation.
Written January 24, 2022
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Janet J
Rowlett, TX35 contributions
There is a lot of information and displays packed into a small place. Upon entry the first area is way too tight for the amount of people entering the museum. If you are looking for the 6 feet between each person, don't go. The cost seemed a little high especially when you have to pay extra to see the Patsy Cline Museum upstairs. We enjoyed our time, but just like Disney - you leave through the gift shop.
Written June 2, 2022
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lm55417
Minneapolis, MN255 contributions
Four of us - all big Johnny Cash fans - were so impressed by this museum. For a small museum, they pack in a LOT of history and artifacts - from both his personal life and his career. Such a fascinating individual in addition to being a brilliant songwriter and performer. At first, I thought the $25/adult ticket price was a little steep until I got into the space and realized just how much they include. I learned a lot about Johnny Cash that I didn't know going in. Would highly recommend.
Written April 26, 2022
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Thank you for this glowing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we appreciate your positive feedback.
Written April 27, 2022
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Travelbound4567
Boston, MA69 contributions
Friends
We attended the Johnny cash museum during our visit to Nashville. I honestly didn’t know much about Johnny Cash, but I found the artifacts interesting and I learned a lot about him. There are a few interactive sections where you can listen to his music. It takes 1hr to 1 1/2 to make your way thought it.

The only downfall was the layout of the museum, it is very tight inside and they overpacked the museum making it hard to read artifacts and see exhibits because they were letting in too many people in at one time. Unlike the country music hall of fame, which was very spacious.

I would recommend the museum but try to avoid going at peak times, if possible. It is open later in the evening than other museums in the area.
Written July 21, 2021
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SammieAR
United States340 contributions
Couples
Museum was quite well laid out in sections about the life of Johnny Cash, but it was really only a small room of his stuff like his clothes, military uniform, guitars, records, etc, and a couple of sections showing old movie clips about his life where you could sit down to watch. He was definitely a legend. We did enjoy the visit but for about $26 a person, it seems a bit high for a small room that we were able to self tour in about 30 minutes.
Written October 1, 2021
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Warren F
Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
We went during the week, before lunch and it was ridiculously crowded. While there were many exhibits, the only way to enjoy them was to get up close, read and listen. That was impossible with the number of people. The museum needs to control the number of people but that's contrary to their profit motive.
Written June 3, 2022
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Kjlombo
Cincinnati, OH48 contributions
Couples
I'm a Johnny Cash fan for starters. The museum was worth the $19 (show your AAA card for a discount). But the first thing we heard from the young guy taking our tickets was the front gets really busy and you may want to start further back and work forward. Makes sense because the museum is laid out as a lifetime timeline of Mr. Cash, but is not at all practical since you still have to wade through all of the people stuck in the first room. But regardless the experience was positive and if you are curious to know more about the Man In Black then go check it out.
Written February 15, 2020
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PamG512
Richmond, VA34 contributions
This museum has a plethora of memorabilia, but is presented in such as way that is not overwhelming. I usually do not read too much at museums, but felt myself drawn and reading every display. I did not grow up listening to Johnny Cash or knowing much about him prior to watching the movie "Walk the Line," but I was fascinated by his character and life. The movie, as most don't, did not give him the justice he deserved. Young and old fans alike will appreciate this museum!
Written July 24, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written July 27, 2022
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bob s
Dedham, MA23 contributions
Friends
We paid for four people to go in. I am a 100% disabled vet. I desired to go to the bathroom and they said we could not reenter the museum. There was no sign against re-enter Anne they told us the broucher said no renter. That was a lie. We were all told to leave the facility with numerous security guards. They followed us outside and down the sidewalk. I spent $100 to get four people in and we're kicked out before I could look at anything. There was no sign indicating that you could not reenter and no one told us we could not come out to go the bathroom. I was totally disgusted with their treatment of a disabled vet. I would hope no one ever goes to that rip off place anytime. The head security guard with a white beard was very stressed and was going to hit us. I complained to them and they never replied. $100 out the window for nothing except rude angry employees. I plan to tell everyone how I was treated. Rip off.
Written December 21, 2021
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