Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Memphis

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#3 of 20 in Museums in 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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  • The Rock n Soul museum is a Smithsonian Institute project and is all pictures, stories and music delivered via a self guided headphone tour through the small museum. Take the time to listen to some of...  more »
  • We went into this museum expecting a few exhibits but it actually tells a story. We were fascinated. Not only are there guitars, juke boxes, outfits and the like, but it gives you the history of how t...  more »
  • The museum was not real big, however, well worth the money $12 per person. The audio tour was very informative. I learn a lot of things without even trying. The staff SUPER Friendly and knowledgeable.  more »
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  • Great museum for Memphis music and history! Movie at the start (don't miss it) and then everything is at your own pace. If you read everything, listened to all the audio clips, and listened to half the songs.. This museum would take about 3 hours to go through. Pretty long but great info and music. Good info (kinda short though because it's only in one room) on Sam Phillips, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and BB King. A must stop for any Rock 'n' Roll or Blues fan visiting Memphis!
  • Great museum detailing the history of rock & soul music. The displays are well laid out and thought through, and the overall style and aesthetic of each room really adds to the experience. I particularly liked the jukebox options that allow you to listen to your choice of music through individual headsets as you make your way around the museum.
  • I went to Memphis TN to the Memphis in May Music Festival. What a blast, music playing on 3 stages at night. Happens every year first weekend in May. Right in the river. Fantastic time!
  • Awesome museum. Loved the audio tour. Very informative.
  • Very entertaining and relaxing. not overly expensive and with so much history along with all the music to listen to, had a great time!

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