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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. Put Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Memphis holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • I can't say enough about the superb customer service that our group received from Toni Bell. they opened early to accommodate our group. Upon their entrance our fill in leader failed to pay. Toni allo...  more »
  • Great Museum filled with a lot of information and Music Music Music . If you came to Memphis for the music don't miss this place. <3  more »
  • This museum was not very large but had a lot of history packed into the audio guide. After watching a short video they hand out an audio guide on a lanyard and a pair of headphones for you to walk aro...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • Very informative experience. Learned a lot about the history of my favorite music genre!
  • Memphis is a very musical city, and this museum covers all of it so well, with great artifacts in the displays in addition to audio listening. If you love Elvis, Al Green, Issac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. you will love this place! Right next to the FedEx Forum and Beale Street. 5 stars
  • Here you get to learn about the rock and roll music and Soul music. I was very impressed by the items that they have on display. When you start the tour they show a 12 minute movie and they also provide an audio device that you can listen to the history of the items on display. Just enter the number that they show by the item and it will tell you the history of that item. There is lots to see here, so plan to spend at least an hour or so here, but you get to learn how rock and roll and soul music was started. A must stop if you are in Memphis, Tn