Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
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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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.
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.
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.
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.