Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Memphis

4.4
#3 of 26 in Museums in Memphis
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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  • Worth the bucks to find out more of the history of the music scene in Memphis. Audio guided tour. Recommended.  more »
  • Visited this museum with my husband and had a good time...learned a lot about the begging of Soul and Rock music....love the story for the WDIA radio station and the one that was only women.  more »
  • What a great treasure! The audio portion of this museum is fantastic! Great historical photos and facts, as well as “jukeboxes “ where you could listen to many old songs. We really enjoyed it and coul...  more »
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  • This is such a great museum to be able to walk through and learn all the histories wearing those headphones. I glanced at the writing and the audio was just so good. I like that they start you basically in the beginning and walk you through. I wish there was more to this place.
  • In the Rock 'n' Soul Museum you will learn a lot about the history of these music genres. Not only these, but also the connection with country, blues and jazz. The audio tour tells you a lot about these years and explains the items in the museum. You can also listen to a lot of different music numbers and genres. You should do the audio tour otherwise this museum is not very interesting.
  • Great place to visit while in Memphis. So much music history in this museum. Was a great trip down memory lane.
  • Great self guided ( with the use of programed headphones for informed stories and music) . A wide range of all the many styles of music prominent and originated in the region. We went as a part of a bus tour of Memphis, but well worth the time.. Take time to listen to as much of the extra music of all types that are available in your headphone program.
  • Not really fair to rate, but when we got there during normal business hours they were closed for a private party, so best to call, we saw nothing
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