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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum will have you tapping your toes. Book this admission ticket and discover Memphis' history of blues, rock and soul music. An included audio guide adds depth to the extensive exhibits, with more than 100 songs to bring liveliness to the displays. Delve into Memphis' musical legacy and learn all about the pioneers like BB King and Muddy Waters who put Memphis on the map.
  • Admission ticket to Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  • Includes an audio guide with more than 5 hours of information and 100 songs
  • Discover the roots of American music and how Memphis was key to its development
  • See costumes, instruments, photographs and more from Memphis musicians and recording studios
  • Learn about Memphis-based artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley
  • Hear how recording studios like Sun Studio, Stax and Hi Records made Memphis a music powerhouse
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10:00 AM
Immerse yourself in the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, located on Beale Street. Its detailed displays feature instruments, stage costumes, artifacts and photographs. Fascinating exhibits trace a history from the rural areas of the Mississippi Delta to the bustling streets of the city, unveiling the story of Memphis and its music history in the process.

An audio guide comes with your admission ticket. With more than five hours of information, including 100 songs, your self-guided tour can be as comprehensive as you like. Enhance your experience by playing hits such as ‘Coming to Memphis,’ ‘Rural Music,’ ‘Soul Music’ and ‘Social Changes.’

After the museum, stroll outside with a new appreciation for Beale Street, famous for its blues music landmarks as well as watershed moments in civil rights history. Musician icons including BB King, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie and Louis Armstrong played the nightclubs here from the 1920s onward, creating many of the sounds and stories that made Memphis a hotbed of musical innovation.
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
The Complete Memphis Music Story
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Beale Street
One of America's iconic streets filled with the best live music in the world.
Duration: 1 day 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No food or flash photography
  • Benches available throughout for sitting. Wheelchair and stroller friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Temperatures are taken at entry.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Social distancing is required.
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Sick refunds given😥
, May 2022
Didn't get a chance to make it to the museum. My child got sick and we couldn't attend. I was not able to get.a.refund according to tje fine primt.on your wensite
Super glad I took this tour!
, May 2022
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
This is a great history...
, Apr 2022
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
Excellent presentations
, Apr 2022
Enjoyed the music at the different stations. Narration at the different stations. The staff was very friendly.
A must do museum
, Apr 2022
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.
The museum did a great...
, Feb 2022
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!
My Birthday Tour
, Oct 2021
I loved it all. The set up was excellent. I loved the music. Great! Tour. Nice atmosphere. friendly peoples. I will visit again.
Highly encourage
, Sep 2021
Wonderful museum. We especially enjoyed the personal audio equipment. It helps to make the tour educational
My experience
, Sep 2021
Easy to purchase and represented attraction well. We had a wonderful experience with this tour! Educational 👍🏼
Rock n Soul
, Sep 2021
I love the history of how the guys all started jamming on porches and how Elvis got his start. Lots of memorabilia here.
We loved it
, Jun 2021
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 .
, May 2021
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
Rocking with Rock & Soul Music
, May 2021
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! !
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you back in Memphis soon!
Remembering our past
, Sep 2020
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our Tour Guide Sam was wonderful he...
Susan V
, Aug 2017
Our Tour Guide Sam was wonderful he was very helpful with information. We just love him if anybody should take this tour they should ask for Sam. He was very clear and we were allowed to ask questions I really liked that . He also was on time I really liked that Memphis is a beautiful city with lot
Went during the day on a weekday...
Sarah S
, Jul 2017
Went during the day on a weekday - loved the review on all the different radio stations and record companies and showing the jukeboxes over time
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pretty old fashion. Not very high...
Graham M
, Jul 2016
Pretty old fashion. Not very high tech. Lots of reading. However if you love music and what to learn more about the evolution of rock n roll , Sam Phillips and Stax records , this might be interesting for you. P.S. Plenty of old juke box tunes to listen to
Steeped in history and provides an...
Gary E
, May 2016
Steeped in history and provides an extensive range of the music history and main contributors over the years telling their story and an opportunity to listen to their music on juke boxes around the venue. A good audio guide with headphones works well that is until folks start singing along and dancing as they go. Not always a good look or sound but quite amusing. The whole place is well set out with memorabilia that I hadn't seen in other museums - Such as Elvis stuff not at Graceland. Well worth a visit. Its also a good pick up and drop off point for other tours. Handy to know before you book.
Great museum! Enjoyed the exhibits...
Clarissa K
, Dec 2015
Great museum! Enjoyed the exhibits. It looks very new and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Didn't know quite what to expect but...
, Sep 2015
Didn't know quite what to expect but when I donned those headphones I got lost in a world of my own. Listening to the songs from the jukebox transported me back in time. For Me, Quite an emotional experiance.

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