This is a beautiful music museum that shouts out the tragic but eventful past of the black musicians. These were such talents who overcame the barriers of racism and complexion inequality through the power of their music.
You will get a complete package of the musical past of the city. This includes parts from-
- Porch music of the sharecroppers of the 30’s.
- Music depicting the beginning of urban influence on the famous Beale Street from the 40’s.
- Radio, Sun Records, Sam Philips, Elvis Presley and others from the 50’s.
- The Heyday of Stax, soul Music and Hi records of the 60’s and 70’s.
- The others depict the effect of the Civil Rights’ Movement that is still active in the city.
There are many other song recordings done in and around the city and old albums recorded by local musicians. They also put up audio visual shows quite often.
- Rates of admission are subject to changes quite often.
- $7 (for 5-17 years).
- Children under 5 years are allowed for free.
- Other group rates and discounts are also available.
- The last tour begins at 6:15 PM.
- Bus number 5 and 46 till Linden @ Third
- Alfred’s on Beale
- B.B. King’s Blues club
- Hard Rock Cafe Memphis
- Rum Boogie Cafe
- Blues City Cafe
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62.28% of people who visit Memphis include Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
66.27% of people start their Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
84.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Nice museum. They give you a headset and little audio device for a self guided tour. Interesting information. If you want to listen to all the information on the audio guide, you may spend a couple hours here. I just picked random things to listen to, so it did not take me that long to go through it. I did go here with my husband and 11 month old baby. I would recommend that they put a baby changing station in the bathroom. Other than that, everything was great!
Underwhelming, but good historic detail for those who've never studied the heritage of folk blues music, which paved the way for Rock and Soul as genres of music. Best lesson learned here: Why/how could the slaves, sharecroppers, & other early workers sing their blues while being worked literally to death? The blues & gospel music helped them feel better.
The audio guides were very helpful and the museum has quite a few memorabilia, but the person who issued my ticket wasn't especially friendly. Also there wasn't much interactivity, it was basically just a while lit of reading and listening. The items on display were pretty attractive and well organised. They have a lot of scope to make this museum are far more enjoyable experience
This museum was fun to go to if you like music. Very nice displays and information cards. We had audio tours so got to listen to a lot of old music some I knew and others I got to enjoy for the first time. Great visit.
If you love rock and soul music this is the place to go! So much info, music and the self guided audio player is our new favorite way to tour.