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Metal Museum

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One of a kind

Literally.The only museum in the world devoted metal arts. A little far afield but worth the trip... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New York City, New York
One of a kind museum

We have been here twice and enjoyed the museum both times. It is unique in what it has to offer... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
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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...more
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374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Literally.The only museum in the world devoted metal arts. A little far afield but worth the trip for the museum, forge, and views of the Mississippi River. Located in the former French fort, next to the former Army Veterans Hospital, the current exhibit is housed...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here twice and enjoyed the museum both times. It is unique in what it has to offer. The exhibits change regularly. We enjoyed the garden and the sculptures there. Being on the river added to the ambiance and relaxation of walking and...More

Thank bftgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting little museum dedicated to art made of metals. When we visited this past weekend, the museum had a great exhibit of work by a particular metalsmith (Lisa Gralnick), whose work was whimsical and fun and had a great sense of humor. It was also...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 18 October 2018

A diverse experience at this facility. See the exhibitions, the permanent gallery, the active metal smith shop, and the foundry. The metal Smith was available to answer questions and there are interpretation signs and short videos to add to understanding the processes. The outside grounds...More

Thank GiantsFan54
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I didn’t find this place all that interesting. Had some metal structures here and there out in the garden area. Had a small gift shop that was pricey.

Thank gwenk838
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Many displays of metal art. You can see a working forge. On the banks of Mississippi River.Facility is part of the old merchant Marine hospital.

Thank Escape80660
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I loved my visit to this museum. There are two buildings with art on display and an active foundry too. Very easy to see it all and also enjoy and view of the Mississippi river from the gazebo. I love that it highlights things we...More

Thank bkMary
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a really unique museum with beautiful exhibits! Make sure you visit all of the buildings and stroll around the back of the property, too, to see everything.

Thank Bridget B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Several small buildings with collections of forged and other metal-worked objects to view. A chance to also talk with a smithy about how the work is done with different metals. The site overlooking the river is also a plus.

Thank phale24
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We spent a couple of hours here on our trip to Memphis. Excellent exhibits and permanent collection. A little of everything in the way of unique metal making and ornamentation to jewelry, knives, art and furniture. My wife bought a necklace and earrings in the...More

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16 July 2018|
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Response from maryellen0718 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure and agree that u should call the museum directly
1 May 2018|
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Response from MetalMuseum | Property representative |
Hello smithsandra1! We apologize for the late response. There is no parking lot on the property, but free street parking is available along Metal Museum Drive.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Houston C | Property representative |
Yes, we do have picnic tables on the grounds. I would recommend calling our staff before hand to make sure they are not being occupied for an event. You may reach us at (901) 774-6380 anytime between Tues. - Sat., 10am - 5pm... More