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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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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 2 days ago

Thankfully while Beale Street is losing its appeal, this museum reminds you of why Beale Street was so important - it shows the history of Memphis and the music scene so well.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The visit started with a short video then you proceeded on a self guided audio tour. It told the story of the history and development of the music in such an informative way it really brought it to life. Spent longer here than expected. Well...More

Thank RandS688
Reviewed 4 days ago

So probably I had already seen too many music venues, but this museum did not strike me particularly. Good thing is, it’s reasonably priced (12,50$) and I also found an online deal so I saved some more bucks. It’s located next to FedEx forum, in...More

Thank Vale23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the history. Lots of historic items. Only issue I had is that I was told from TripAdvisor that electronic vouchers were accepted. Glad I brought the paper ones because they said they wouldn’t accept the electronic ones. I would of been very upset, but...More

Thank jw12ems
John D, Manager at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

JW.... so sorry about the digital mix-up. We do absolutely accept digital tickets and vouchers. Sorry, someone was not on their game the day you visited. Thanks for letting us know! So glad you enjoyed the Rock ‘n’ Soul exhibit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you have a deeper appreciation for the subject when you walked out? That's really the ultimate criterion for a museum. This museum takes a fairly narrow topic, the contributions of Memphis to popular music, and does a great job helping visitors cultivate an appreciation...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really nice, tucked away quietly under the shadow of the FedEx stadium. A well curated look at all of the music that has ever came out of Memphis and it includes what is, to me, a holy relic: Duck Dunn's original Fender bass!...More

Thank Bondesco
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it very interesting place, Go visit this place if you are interested in early history of rock music or Memphis sound.

Thank Hemant K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in while wandering around Beale St killing time before dinner. This is a small museum of limited interest to people who aren’t obsessed with the history of soul music; with many displays consisting of old radio equipment, costumes from the 70’s, and (gasp) 8...More

Thank karen19752016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the museum. Lots of musical history of Memphis on a self-guided tour. Just be aware the address is Beale street but it is really a block down.

Thank AlaskaVans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interactive experience. You walk through the museum at your own pace wearing headphones. You learn about each exhibit. It was great learning how we got the blues and country music.

Thank Revcrystal
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21 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
3 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