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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 19:00
Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
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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.
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191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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Reviewed today

If you want to really see how Rock and Roll and Soul were invented in Memphis you must go to this museum. To learn the history while listening to great tunes is so much fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JazboOttawa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice history of Memphis music includes a lot of blues, interesting exhibits, give yourself 90 minutes to look around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank U215QDdarrenm
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum transports you back in time to the beginning of music in Memphis with the cotton pickers and sharecroppers. It includes music to listen to. It brings you up to the time period of the Civil Rights Movement. It ends with a dedication to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Megan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum! We spend over 3 hours pouring over all the displays and learning the history of Memphis and it's incredible music. Our favorite part were the various juke boxes throughout the museum. You're able to select any...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much history in this town and this museum has its share. Reasonably priced and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Virg4422
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was small, compared to others in the area, but it was enjoyable and informative. Recommend 45 minutes to an hour or so, depending on how much you want to read.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Nick Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum of Rock and Soul exceeded our expectations! We spent a solid 80 minutes. We learned about hollaring, sharecropper music, integration of Rock and Soul across racial lines. How the boundaries in Memphis were defined by the music. Exceeding well done. Smithsonian assisted exhibits...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BabsMinneapolis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is another great place to visit and take in all the history of the music from Memphis, across the Blues, Rock and Soul styles. The museum has some great displays and awesome memorabilia including the original lyrics of ‘Take me to the River’, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bradm517
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt welcome as soon as we entered the museum. They explained about the “backstage pass” in which you pay for several museums and the price is better than doing it separately. It has a 12 minutes movie that shows you the story of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melisaitzel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All kind of music of Memphis are are offered in this museum, blues, rock, gospel & soul The history and also the mix of all of them both the music and the people. Love the jukebox.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Solodam J
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20 September 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
2 May 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