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.
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum reviews
We loved it! Lots of music and memorabilia as well as history of the artists. We spent a couple of hours.
We loved it! Lots of music and memorabilia as well as history of the artists. We spent a couple of hours. more »
Enjoyed hearing a history of the town, music, and how the culture of the city evolved. Nice exhibits.
Enjoyed hearing a history of the town, music, and how the culture of the city evolved. Nice exhibits. more »
Ageless activity! Whether up in 90’s or any lower double digit age everyone can enjoy this museum. You may be old enough to remember some of these artist or just young and yet enjoying their musics. Regardless of your age, you’ll learn so much more about soul and rock n roll by walking through the history of it. You’ll feel it and realize the amount of difficulty these artists had to go through to succeed. Their determination and courage combined with the passion made them achieve their dreams. Well worth the time and money spent. 👍👍
A small museum that presents a detailed view of the history of Memphis music. A wealth of information is presented through a short introductory film, photographs, artifacts and text. The audio tour is excellent. You input a three digit code on your individual headset to access narrated segments and songs. A small gift shop is on premises. They sell a "Backstage Pass" for $89 that gives you additional admission to Sun Studios, Graceland and the Stax Museum. We did the museum in 90 minutes. A very educational experience for music lovers.
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