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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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471 Reviews
191 Beale St, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103

The Basics

Inside the museum, you’ll find seven expansive galleries showcasing instruments, costumes, photographs, artifacts, and exhibits. Learn about the civil rights movement, historic Beale Street and how the sounds of Memphis inspired people. A comprehensive audio guide offers five hours of commentary and 100 songs to enhance the museum experience.

Travelers with an interest in music history can visit the museum as part of a guided music tour that stops at other Memphis musical attractions, such as Sun Studio, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Some sightseeing tours of downtown Memphis also include museum admission, along with stops at other top attractions, like Beale Street and the Lorraine Motel.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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My experience
Gfam, Sep 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Easy to purchase and represented attraction well. We had a wonderful experience with this tour! Educational 👍🏼
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Rock n Soul
Robert_t, Sep 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
I love the history of how the guys all started jamming on porches and how Elvis got his start. Lots of memorabilia here.
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Our tour guide, Larry...
Valerie_C, Sep 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Our tour guide, Larry Baptist, was very good. We enjoyed his personality and knowledge. Tour, food and Rock and Soul Museum were good.
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Larry was funny &...
Amy_S, Aug 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Larry was funny & knowledgeable. He told us great stories and answered our questions along the way. Passionate about his city & very friendly.
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Great Memphis tour with Larry
Michael_D, Aug 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
We had a great tour with Larry our guide. Intelligent, personable, considerate and fun. Larry showed us and told us everything there is to know about Memphis. If you take this tour, ask for Larry. Mike, Liz and Michael D.
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Great Tour!
Angela_Y, Aug 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Larry was an excellent guide, phenomenal historian & funny personality! The stops on our tour were great & we had a blast! Thank you Larry!
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Quality tour for a great price
Betty_M, Aug 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Our tour guide was excellent! The bbq tasting turned out to be an actual lunch. The fact that we actually got out at various stops made for great pictures compared to taking pictures from the bus on other tours. Loved that the admission to the Rock and Soul museum was at the end. This allowed us to take our time with the self-paced audio tour. Absolutely the best tour I've been on. 😊
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We loved it
Thomas_E, Jun 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
I went with my family! Two kids (7y and 10y) This place is amazing! We loved ! This is mandatory stop when you came to Memphis .
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Entertaining way to learn the history of Memphis.
Cathy_G, Jul 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Larry was knowledgeable and interesting. He shared the history of Memphis as we drove from site to site. I highly recommend this tour!!! Cathy G
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Memphis Discovery Tour
Mary_B, Jul 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
The Memphis Discovery Tour led by Larry was very informative. Larry did a wonderful job. I would highly recommend Larry & this tour again.
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A great start for our Memphis visit
Ronit_F, Jul 2021
Memphis Discovery Tour with Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
The tour was very informative and well organized. You do see parts of history that are not easy, but we learned a lot. Shannon (I hope I remember the name right) was knowledgeable, pleasant and fun. The driver also contributed to the positive energy of the tour. It was a great way to start our visit in Memphis. Our son who's almost 21, enjoyed the tour as well.
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Awesome
Jennifer_S, May 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
The museum was awesome. But a little piece advice. Advise people that purchase tickets that they do not have to be there at 10 when the museum is open. We rushed to get there only to find out we had all day...well as long as they were open and the tickets were good the whole weekend. Several people that purchased tickets from viator showed up thinking the same! But everything else was awesome

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum is a must-visit for history buffs and music lovers.

  • Choose between a single admission ticket or a combo ticket that includes entrance to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

  • Museum admission is free for Shelby County residents.

  • Allow a minimum of two hours to explore the Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum.

  • The museum is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

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How to Get There

The Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum is located on Beale Street in the heart of Memphis, within walking distance of many other notable attractions. The best way to get there is to drive or to hire a taxi or ride-sharing service.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily from 9:30am–7pm and tends to be least crowded in the morning or late evening hours. Last admission is at 6:15pm.

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Exploring Beale Street

The Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum makes a perfect jumping off point to spending time on legendary Beale Street. As you explore what is known as the home of the blues, stop into some of the historic blues clubs, grab a bite to eat at area restaurants, and visit some of the other neighborhood museums, like the WC Handy Museum or the Withers Collection Museum.

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