Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Memphis

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Created by the Smithsonian Institution, Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum celebrates two particular kinds of music--as well as those who encouraged the world to overcome racial and socio-economic barriers, throughout the 20th century. Pick up an audio guide and tour the seven galleries. You'll learn the stories behind the instruments, the costumes, and the stars who owned them. Throughout, you'll hear songs from the 1930s through 1970s. Make Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum part of your personalized Memphis itinerary using our Memphis travel app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Admission to this museum was included in a tour package of the city we had booked earlier. The museum had a self guided audio tour and had hours worth of info for you. There were also parts where you ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    Excellent historic trip through the rock and soul music scene. I simply ran out of time in this cool museum. I particularly liked the opportunity to play songs that I knew or were a new musical experi...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This is a very nice museum with some really entertaining and educational exhibits. It also has some really good examples of the music from the various stages of the development from blues to rock and ...  more »
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  • December 17, 2016
    If you love music, you have to visit this museum! Tons of history, artifacts, and music to listen to. I came away with some great influences to add to my collection at home too. Really helped with my understanding of the origins of Rock n Soul.
  • March 24, 2017
    All the great Memphis musical heritage in a nutshell ! You can listen to the music provided via the audio guide as you wander through the aisles of that wonderful place. A must see and hear !
  • July 2, 2017
    This place is an amazing look on the historical Memphis Music scene , you will not be disappointed
  • July 2, 2017
    Wow! What history! We had a great time!
  • April 3, 2017
    Very informative experience. Learned a lot about the history of my favorite music genre!

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