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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum. First, you have to watch a film and are then given an audio set to go around the museum at your own pace - you can listen to many of the songs too. We are a family of 5 with 3 teenage boys...More

Thank Gaynor H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't want to leave! Savor each exhibit interactively--lift receiver and listen to music for that exhibit. Loved it!

Thank cdickerson1965
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a business event at the museum. What a wonderful historical view of the history of Rock n Soul artists who blazed the path for todays musicians. The museum is filled with photographs, costumes, guitars, and stories about the important role that these musicians...More

Thank ranishi
Reviewed 6 days ago

My trip to the US was focused on food and music and there are few places as good as the Rock n Soul museum if one wants to understand the genesis of blues, soul and rock. I showed up one morning and was alone for...More

Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed the experience. Also the staff are really friendly and polite and always happy to help.

Thank TravelAway41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Memphis rock and roll museum was totally awesome. There was so many exhibits to see and enjoy from a ton of musicians and hall of fame musicians as well. I would definitely recommend a visit to this fabulous museum.

Thank janen109
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting look at early music scene in Memphis, centered on Stax Records and Hi Records. Should take about a half day to see.

Thank CoachRFM
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum had many interesting facts about the Memphis singers and had videos and audio recordings of the many songs. It was definitely worth going to see.

Thank sfoster2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit rushed for time, so I did not get to spend as much time as I wanted in this museum. A lot of great artifacts are on display in a way that provides a great timeline.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could easily have spent more time here. You get a short film at the start and then are given headphones to tour the museum at your own pace. I loved the way each exhibition had a number which you put into the audio unit...More

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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