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Museum of Pop Culture

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Address: 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA 98109 (Formerly EMP Museum)
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+1 206-770-2700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to...

Visit a museum like no other on earth. EMP Museum, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, take over the spotlight in On Stage, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make EMP a destination unlike any other.

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From Hendrix to The Wizard of Oz

Our first impression was that the museum focused solely on music, but that was a misconception on our part. While a good portion of the museum is dedicated to music, they also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture of the building is notable. I visited a second time and had fun both times. It is a spacious area so walking shoes would be suitable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorites, every part of the museum is a peace of art and creativity and is all about the music, totally worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I didn't know what to expect from this museum but glad I went (it was part of the city pass). I enjoyed seeing the pop culture memorobilia that was on display and the historical look into Seattles connection to pop culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of engaging exhibits on topics related to music including an exhibit taking you through Jimi Hendricks' short and spectacular music career, an exhibit about computer gaming and lots more. Many of their exhibits are interactive. During our visit they were having visitors go on a stage and sing (karaoke) to experience what it feels like to perform in front... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After years of wondering what was behind that uniquely shaped building I finally found out. Not much. Both my wife (a musician) and I (writer, artist) were underwhelmed. Sure it was kind of fun to see guitars played by well known stars; but, at the end of the day, they were guitars hanging on the wall. The Nirvana room was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really well maintained museum. Loved all the exhibits. Lots to see. Take your time and spend hours. Extremely clean facility. Great exhibits. Lots of interactive fun also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I could spend hours here- or maybe even days. I came here on a previous visit and had to return when I was back in Seattle. Good collection of artifacts and exhibits, stuff for film fanatics, sci-fi geeks, and musicians alike. My personal favorites were the Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Star Trek Exhibits. The Star Trek exhibit costs $5 extra, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great special exhibits, especially for those who are music lovers. We saw great history from Hendrix and Nirvana. Semi-long but worthwhile walk from main areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum made for a great visit with a variety of different exhibits. The sound lab was great to enjoy and see others enjoying the ability to try the instruments. The games exhibition was good but could have done with some extra games from PlayStation and n64. A good museum to spend the day at.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our first impression was that the museum focused solely on music, but that was a misconception on our part. While a good portion of the museum is dedicated to music, they also have exhibits for film as well. See items from Monte Python, the Narnia films, Star Wars, and much more. There is a Star Trek area as well, but... More 

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