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
This is a fairly small museum in size, but it is crammed full of detailed exhibits about the history of rock and soul. The audio guide is especially good. more »
Being able to go through museum at your own pace and choose what audio points you wish to listen to and the additional opportunity to listen on your own audio music from the past was great more »
Excellent place to go. Very well organized. Video at the beginning and tour with Walkman. On your own speed and sequence. Great history lesson and full songs to listen if you choose to. Starting with a very-well-done video, the museum did a great job of explaining the various types of music and musicians that came together to create the music this area is known for. It was fun to be able to play the "juke boxes" throughout the museum as we reviewed different eras and styles of music. All in all, very well done and worth a visit.
Fabulous start to our music portion of the day. Loved learning about the history surrounding the music of Memphis as well as the area having the first all black radio station and the first all female station. The interactive hand held devices let you go at your own pace and pick which sections you want to learn about. We especially enjoyed the option to listen to many music selections from different eras. My man heard the original Hound Dog for the first time ever!
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