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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. Make Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum part of your personalized Memphis itinerary using our Memphis travel app.
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  • Nicely fine small museum. Learned a lot of history about soul and blues music. We visited as part of the Backstage pass which covers four entry fees: this one, STAX, Sun Studio and Graceland - a good....  more
    Nicely fine small museum. Learned a lot of history about soul and blues music. We visited as part of the Backstage pass which covers four entry fees: this one, STAX, Sun Studio and Graceland - a good....  more »
  • We were able to tour the museum in just over 2 hours. They provide audio guides so you can tour at your leisure. 
    We were able to tour the museum in just over 2 hours. They provide audio guides so you can tour at your leisure.  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Spent 2 + hours touring the museum. It starts off with a short film that details the origins of country, blues, soul and rock. The rest of the tour is audio/self guided. The audio guides perfectly present the history and offer lots of info. You’re also able to listen to tons of musical selections applicable to the time period. Was impressed with the number of jukeboxes, radios and other musical relics they have.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. It was nice reading about the history of Memphis music. A must visit if making a trip to Memphis. The self guided audio tour will take about an hour and a half if you listen to each exhibit. I really enjoyed the jukeboxes throughout the museum.

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