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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

By Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
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Find out why Memphis is known as the birthplace of Rock and home of Soul music at the Rock n' Soul Museum on Beale Street. Between interactive displays, rare memorabilia, and detailed profiles on local legends, such as BB King and Muddy Waters, there’s something for everyone to appreciate. Use a provided audio guide to get a deeper understanding of each exhibit and the genres’ most significant songs.
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€10.77
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€10.77
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Ages 0-99
Duration:1–2 hours
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Ticket type:Mobile
German, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Get an in-depth look at rock and soul music
  • Use a provided audio guide to discover the museum
  • Explore the museum independently at your own pace
  • Visit a Memphis museum that everyone can enjoy

  • Audio guide
  • Entry/Admission - Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Beale Street
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6655ROCK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No food or flash photography
  • Benches available throughout for sitting. Wheelchair and stroller friendly
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Temperatures are taken at entry.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6655ROCK

Itinerary
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    Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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    Beale Street
    Stop: 24 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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542paulettek
542paulettek
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Beale street
The museum had such an extensive collection of musical memorabilia. The staff made sure i had the earphones and th
mlslepski
mlslepski
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Rock and Soul music history.
Excellent, so glad we went here. I myself learned how as a kid I went from Elvis to the four tops, Supremes etc. w
CASCtrip
CASCtrip
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40 passenger Diamond Tour motorcoach trip
Very interesting museum. First time I had done a "self guided" tour and it was very different but all in my group
karol452
karol452
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Great Music
Once you enter the museum you watch a short film. Once the film is finished you are given a headset. This headset
Juliet R
Juliet R
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Disappointing
Not a great place it says up to 2 hours but I don't know how you can spend that about of time just 1 room and not a
Nubus
Nubus
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Small but a lot of great sound bites
Exhibition is a classic setup with a 12 min. video that dates back to 2000 and then all visitors entering the exhib
Simon R
Simon R
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The best museum
Visited here for a very enjoyable morning, contrary to others opinion I found this far better than Stax and would h
leajas2022
leajas2022
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Nice and Educational
loved the rock n soul museum! Very educational. The location was great, everything was so neat and polished!
josies113
josies113
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Rock & Soul a must
Friendly staff. Audio self guided tour filled with history and beginnings of rock and soul. Could sit there all d
Doublej317
Doublej317
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Loved It
A great experience! I love that you walk thru and listen to things, not just read. If you want to know the musical
Mike C
Mike C
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The best of the Memphis music museums
Right by Beale street this is the best of the music museums (as apart from the studios) if you are short of time. 2
charliea5012019
charliea5012019
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Memphis music is the best
This Smithsonium museum tells the beginnings of Memphis music from the beginnings to today. The number of famous
DriveAllNight
DriveAllNight
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Fun history - more soul than rock
Nicely fine small museum. Learned a lot of history about soul and blues music. We visited as part of the Backstage
Robert_and_Deb
Robert_and_Deb
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Liked the audio guide
We were able to tour the museum in just over 2 hours. They provide audio guides so you can tour at your leisure.
mommysbored2
mommysbored2
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Interesting
When you enter and pay there is a 12 minute video to watch, it was okay. Then you are given a player with headphone
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Doug W
Wembley, UK889 contributions
Apr 2022
Located near the river end of Beale Street this wonderful small museum gives a fascinating tour through the history of the area's music. On entering you are advised that entry is timed so there may be a short wait while the previous group of people clear the gallery. you are asked just to sit in an area that has a short film showing. In our case the wait was only a couple of minutes. The ticket entitles you to a headset that will guide you with an audio history numerically through the various display scenes that are arranged throughout the galleries. Starting with the poor farm workers in the outlying areas of Memphis it brings their lives to you and shows how the church, radio and music affected their lives. Moving on then to early juke boxes, local dance halls and clubs. Numerous artifacts such as jukeboxes, instruments and clothing are on display as well as scenes depicting the 1950's and 60's record companies like Sun and Stax. All in all a pretty complete and well presented story about the music of Memphis.
Written 3 August 2022
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VeniceVerdon
Boston, MA58 contributions
Jun 2022
Would recommend folks visit here first and use it as a jumping off point to other area museums like STAX and Sun Studio. Not overly large, and offers a nice audio tour (though the numbering of exhibits is a bit disjointed and disrupts the flow a bit). Recommend it as a good overview.
Written 17 June 2022
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u2fan56
Nashville, TN744 contributions
Nov 2021
I went to Rock n Soul Museum recently while on short vacation in Memphis. Location is next to FedEx Forum in downtown. The tour starts with 10 minute or so video about the history of music and impact Memphis has had on it. Then you go into museum starting with early roots of music. You are given a complimentary device that provides details for various exhibits. The museum goes through time in various sections. I like the feature of multiple jukeboxes that you can select songs from various time frames. There was lot history packed into museum. Recommend if you enjoy music and want to learn more about Memphis impact on both Rock and Soul.
Written 20 November 2021
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Andy-S60
London, UK1,962 contributions
A great, medium sized museum that takes around an hour to get round, using their interactive head sets. It can be a lot longer if you want to savour some extra tunes. Lots of history of mostly soul, including the source of the genre from the cotton fields. A 12 minute film starts you off, then you meander around at your own pace. Small gift shop and restrooms, but no refreshments available.
Written 8 June 2022
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Douglas B
Baltimore, MD166 contributions
Jan 2021
This leads you though time from the sharecropper cabins of the southern US, through old country to proper blues on to rockabilly and up to soul. The playlist in this museum would take you a month to listen to every song. Several have ended up on my phone. It was cool to see the flow of music through time. I gained a better level of respect for Elvis and BB King and the men that they were. This place was a surprise. I did not expect to like it as much as I did, and with an audioguide, each person has a slightly different tour based on the music they choose and the displays they find interesting.
Written 22 January 2021
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Richard S
1 contribution
Jul 2022
A reasonably priced self-guided tour with an I-Pod type device where you enter the codes on the displays to hear their story. Very interesting, immersive history of the early days of Memphis music and the radio stations and producers that brought it to the masses. Authentic song selections from the original artists available to listen to as well.
Written 3 August 2022
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Mark C
Barrington, NJ196 contributions
Aug 2022
It's not Sun. It's not Stax. But it's right by Beale Street and it's pretty great.

Admission includes an audio tour - push three digits and listen to details about this item or that item. The tour gives a good history on how music came to the city and how it developed.

But it comes to life a little when you get to the jukeboxes (multiple) and you get to listen to some of the music that they're talking about.

I enjoyed this museum as an overview -- but it's not the actual home to the music the way Sun and Stax are, for example. My teen son found it a little dry and boring.
Written 11 August 2022
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Badger Traveler
Madison, WI193 contributions
We visited the museum as our first stop in Memphis. I’m retrospect, this was an excellent choice. If you only go to one music museum, I would choose this one. The displays are more visually dynamic, the reading is less than the . other museums, and there are plenty of artifacts, photos, and displays to take in. We visited other area music museums and we’re glad we went here first. This museum is more comprehensive and you leave with a broad education of the entire music scene through history.
Written 8 November 2021
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Jo
Scotland, UK10 contributions
Up and around Beale Street, and this is close by next to the FedEx Forum. Really friendly staff who are polite and want to help. Starting with a short video, this museum houses a lovely collection of memorabilia from suits and records, to old Wurlitzers. Good place to visit if you like soil and blues.
Written 4 October 2022
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907blaked
Tampa, FL1,323 contributions
May 2021
Excellent museum with lots of exhibits, music, and information. Ticket prices were very fair. The tour starts with a 12-minute film, and then everyone gets their own headset and audio player to go through the rest of the museum at your own pace. You could spend hours and hours here. We ended up spending about 2 hours. Located next to FedEx Forum (the basketball arena) and Beale Street. Not a large place inside, but packed with interesting information and exhibits.
Written 5 June 2021
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