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The Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

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4.2/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
A special treat for any music buff, The Grammy Museum features interactive exhibits dedicated to the history and past winners of the Grammy Awards. The museum features a rich collection of music artifacts, including hand-written song lyrics, audio/video recordings, and stage outfits of some of the world's best-known music stars. Start your music adventure at the first floor's introductory exhibit. A kind of hallway of music, the main gallery allows visitors to explore over 100 musical genres and traditions including pop, rock, classical, blues, and jazz. Pick up your tickets at the museum's box office, or save time by purchasing them online. Using our world travel planner, Los Angeles attractions like The Grammy Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located in Downtown L.A., in the heart of the LA Live center, it is a museum Worth visiting. With interactive exhibitions (you can play various instruments) and historical objects, you will step back ...  read more »
  • This was the biggest waste of time during my west coast trip. Lots of interactive things didn't work. Michael Jackson's exhibition is just one small glass showcase, only a small choice of Grammy perfo...  read more »
  • I expected this place to be a typical museum housing pictures, costumes and other typical memorabilia. Surprisingly, this part of it is very minimal. What I didn't expect was all the permanent interac...  read more »
  • The staff here is great. They have rotating exhibits so what you get out of it will depend a lot on when you go, but the Frank Sinatra exhibit that was there when I went last week was fantastic. I also was able to see a show in the Clive Davis Theater and it is a fantastic space, great acoustics and lighting with comfortable seating.
  • loved the Tupac Shakur area. if you don't have a guide then can be a bit overwhelming i guess. Understanding the layout helps.
  • Totally awesome interactive exhibits. If you like popular music especially from about the 1950s forward, plan to spend 3-4 hrs or more here. Check website for blackout times when it is closed early for special occasions.
  • My friends and I came here last year when the Grammy Museum had their Taylor Swift exhibit. Located at LA Live, the museum is open every day from 10/10:30AM through 6:30PM. We parked at one of the paid parking lots nearby and walked over. Admission is $12.95/adult and they offer discounts for students, seniors, and military. There are also group discounts available, but our group was not large enough to qualify. The museum consists of four floors, although the first floor does not really count since it is just the lobby. We decided to start from the fourth floor and work our way down. Some of the galleries on the fourth floor are the Mike Curb Gallery, Grammy Awards Gallery, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery. My favourite, however, was ALL EYEZ ON ME: The Writings of Tupac Shakur. It was really cool to see his notebooks and the songs that he had written. His lyrics are quite moving and I really appreciated learning more about his childhood and background. He was so talented! I know I came for Taylor Swift, but this small exhibit might have been my favourite one. The third floor had Grammy Museum Archives, Great Grammy Performances, and Celebrating the Grammy Awards in addition to other permanent exhibits. It was interesting to read about the history of the Grammy Awards. The special exhibits are always on the second floor along with the Clive Davis Theater and the Museum Store. Finally we had reached the Taylor Swift Experience! They had awards, outfits, song clips... and playing in the theatre was a short film about Taylor Swift's music career. There was a lot of Taylor, which is what our group had wanted. We had a fun time here and I am very glad that we checked out this museum and got to learn more about music's vast history. Is it worth multiple visits? To me personally, I would say no. But it is definitely worth at least one visit, so please check them out if you have not already.
  • Very, well-designed museum. A lot of the exhibits are interactive and allows you to tinker with studio recording instruments. There was a small screening area where a Beyonce concert was steaming. Also, good anthology of the music genre in general.
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