Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Memphis

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#3 of 26 in Museums in Memphis
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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  • Our Discovery tour included entrance to this museum. Start with an interesting video about the music Lots of interesting facts and memorabilia  more »
  • This was a great learning experience of how Rock n' Roll got its start and how blacks and whites didn't care one whit about the color of someone's skin...just about creating awesome music. Sure wish w...  more »
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  • See this one before you visit Stax or Sun. It's a quick overview of Blues to early Rock to Soul. Well curated with a timeline that runs from the roots of blues music, through the country music Branch to 50's and some 60's rock and roll before touching on soul. It is a history museum that centers around Memphis and Memphis music, not a hall of fame for classic rock. Headsets are provided with the entry ticket. There is a "master play list" that can be accessed with complete original versions of songs. It's interesting how many famous artists covered so many of these songs. There is a small area at then end which focus on Elvis's movie posters and fortunately it's small.
  • Must see attraction for any music lover! Many interesting historic items to see and listen to. It's audio guided so that's a plus for the visually impaired. Simply amazing.

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