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

Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
star-4.5
$11.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Super glad I took this tour!
The whole experience was wonderful. So many things to see and enjoy! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely do it again.
Debra_R, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Memphis

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This is a great history...
Feliks_P, Apr 2022
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
This is a great history of rock and soul music. Starting from the origins of kitchen and porch gatherings which generated music. Leading to the forms of blues and rock and roll
star-5
Excellent presentations
Elberdina_W, Apr 2022
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Enjoyed the music at the different stations. Narration at the different stations. The staff was very friendly.
star-5
A must do museum
Linda_S, Apr 2022
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Being able to walk through the museum and listen to the narratives at my own pace was perfect. The earphones and tuning device worked well. I especially enjoyed the choices of music at several locations.
star-5
The museum did a great...
Carol_S, Feb 2022
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
The museum did a great job telling a story through music. There is so much history in music. Rock and Soul Museum is a must see In Tennessee!
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My Birthday Tour
Will_W, Oct 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
I loved it all. The set up was excellent. I loved the music. Great! Tour. Nice atmosphere. friendly peoples. I will visit again.
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Highly encourage
Thomas_S, Sep 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Wonderful museum. We especially enjoyed the personal audio equipment. It helps to make the tour educational
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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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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 .
star-5
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
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Rocking with Rock & Soul Music
Judy_B, May 2021
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
I so enjoyed all the exhibits and how easy it was to select the audio you wanted to listen to! It was great to stop & sit or stand to listen to the music of artist I recognized & their were many at my age, as well as listen to some artist I wasn’t familiar with! It was a great exhibit, almost like attending a concert! !
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Remembering our past
DougandTara, Sep 2020
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission
Great experience for us to remember the early years of growing up in the dawn of musical influences for us and the baby boomers era. Highly recommend this museum and wonderful experience.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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