Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle

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Museum of Pop Culture is dedicated to contemporary popular culture, with exhibits focusing mainly on rock music and science fiction. Inside the unusual building--which resembles a large smashed guitar--you can visit the guitar gallery to learn about the development of one of rock music's defining instruments. The gallery displays 55 vintage guitars from 1770 to the present, including impressive specimens played by musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Bo Diddley, and Kurt Cobain. Give your own rocking performance in front of a virtual audience with the interactive on-stage exhibit. Walk through the science fiction and fantasy hall of fame to learn about the lives and work of some of the genre's greatest creators and innovators. Purchase your ticket online in advance for a reduced price. Take a look at our Seattle attractions planning site to schedule your visit to Museum of Pop Culture and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Museum just amazing for anyone who loves pop culture/nerd, besides music and movies. Very nice film exhibitions, with original costumes. Exhibition on music, on the day we went was about Pearl Jam. other sections such as Jimi Hendrix, to play instruments, mini-studios to play and sing with friends are also very nice. At the time there was also a seasonal display on Marvel, with ticket purchased the part, but it is quite worthwhile. On-site restaurant very good. Shop sensational! nerd paradise! Recommend enough.
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  • Here you will find numerous references to pop culture, clothes and objects used in classic horror films, science fiction, fantasy ... will find a rich collection of Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix and other references to pop culture. The Museum has exhibitions also and when I went in December 2018, were exhibiting the marvel universe. I loved.
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  • My friend was in town and really wanted to visit here so I agreed. For what I paid I wasn’t too impressed. You also had to pay more to visit the Marvel area, which we didn’t do. Would have loved to se...  more »
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  • Absolutely loved this museum. It's right next to the Space Needle and the Seattle monorail station so it's super convenient. The exhibits here are outstanding and I only wish I could have spent more time there. The music area has "jam rooms" where you can play instruments with your friends and also interactive displays. But my favorite exhibit by far was the Marvel exhibition, which is only available for a limited time if I recall correctly. If you've got time in Seattle, definitely spend a few hours here.
  • Truly enjoy this museum. It's my 3rd time visiting but it never disappoints me. The atrium has a mega screen that shows special music videos and the selected episodes of receivers of the Hall of Fame. The horror movie section is fantastic! The other regular displays give you some ideas about pop culture. A good place for family and friends to hang out.
  • Loved the Museum of Pop Culture. I've been there twice. Very helpful staff. Fully accessible with ADA accommodation with a large elevator between floors. Accessible entrances and washrooms. Ride share and taxi drop off circle. Close to other attractions. Although the entrance fee is fairly expensive, don't miss this Museum!
  • Marvel super heroes exhibition was awesome, with costumes actually used in the movies. Everything very neatly laid out and a lot of information. This was my second time here, I did go through the rest of the exhibitions and they were as exciting as the first time around. The indie game room design is great, but it could be even bigger and there could be more games. I'll definitely come again for the next rotating exhibition!
  • Such an amazing experience! The new Marvel exhibit is outstanding! A definite must see for fans and passerbys alike. I also really enjoyed the sound lab where you can record music and try out different instruments. Family friendly and extremely engaging! I definitely would go again!
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