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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
+1 901-205-2533
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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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  • Poor1%
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“juke boxes” (122 reviews)
“own pace” (159 reviews)
“audio tour” (143 reviews)
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191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103-3715
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+1 901-205-2533
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was very impressed with the size and quality of items. the intro movie and audio tour was great. then the free hourly shuttle to graceland and Sun records worked great too.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can easily spend a half day in this wonderful place. We loved it from beginning to end from the introductory movie to the excellent exhibits, including videos of all the greats. Convenient location near Beale Street and shuttle to Graceland is outside.

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's huge and takes a whole day to get through, especially if you're intent on reading every word and listening to every song--but well worth the time if you're a music history fanatic like me!

Thank Eddie B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the museum and exhibits. Could have stayed all day and listened to all of the selections.

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Rock 'n' Soul Museum is a great show! Great show! There is a ten-minute movie as you enter with scenes from early Rock and Roll. After that there are many many displays. You're given a headset and a keypad. Each exhibit has a number...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the set up and ability to move at your own pace. Very organized, not long wait,content was very good. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank theresazig
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even after visiting Stax and Sun, this was a great visit. The self guided audio tour presents info about the South and the development of its music. In the latter part, there are more individual musicians and music to listen to. Got ther at 5:20...More

Thank Roy S
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John D, Manager at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Roy. Yes, the Smithsonian Institution, which developed the Rock 'n' Soul exhibit, packed over 300 minutes if information and interviews in our free audio guides, in addition to more than 100 songs that helped place Memphis, TN on the world map. It's not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Can only compare to the Gibson Factory tour and Sun Records tours - they are much more interactive. Memphis Rock and Soul Museum in short has no soul. Walk in, see a video, put on headphones and walk through. Maybe good for some, but lacking...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited and spent hours going round the exhibits. Allow plenty of time as there are lots of audio to listen too. If you love your music you'll love this place.

Thank Dianne M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Rock n Soul Museum and thought it was great. There was a short film and then a self guided tour. The music selections were outstanding, we learned a lot.

Thank cmg1234
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kruse2007
20 September 2015|
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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
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TCnative
2 May 2015|
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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
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