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Metal Museum

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Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
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+1 901-774-6380
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is the only Museum of its kind in...

The Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is the only Museum of its kind in the United Sates. The Museum grounds consist of 3 and a half acres of land directly over looking the Mississippi River just south of downtown Memphis. On the grounds you will find a sculpture garden, a fully functioning blacksmith shop and foundry, a library holding our permanent collection, and our main Museum which houses rotating exhibitions of emerging and established metalsmiths worldwide. The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metal work. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and artist residencies. The value of the Metal Museum extends well beyond its exhibitions and facilities recognizing and promoting the careers of metalsmiths.

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Beautiful artwork with lovely view of river

My husband is a machinist so I planned a stop here on our vacation. He really enjoyed the artistry of the displays and seeing their workshop. He said he learned a few things while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy Repair Days at the museum. There is always a phenomenal master metalsmith's work on display and this year was no different! Beautiful location right on the river, always a fun visit.

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Metal Museum and for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Houston Cofield Marketing Coordinator More 

Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

One of Memphis best kept secrets. I've lived here my whole life and happened to stumble on the Metal Museum one day. I then brought my wife the following weekend, we were both amazed by the World Class Artisians.

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Marty, thank you so much for visiting the Metal Museum! We are excited you and your wife came down to see us, and glad you enjoyed the artwork! We will have our holiday store opening on November 21st, and will have plenty of new artwork, jewelry and ornaments for the holidays so come back and see us soon! All the... More 

Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

My husband is a machinist so I planned a stop here on our vacation. He really enjoyed the artistry of the displays and seeing their workshop. He said he learned a few things while giving a few pointers to the students he talked to. The grounds are beautiful and we really enjoyed the artwork.

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Melissa, thank you for visiting the Metal Museum and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! We are so happy you enjoyed your trip to the Museum and hope you can make it back to see us soon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Interesting from the creative side & the metallurgy aspect. We are all familiar with wrought iron gates & fencing but giant daffodils, ornamental teapots, platters, benches; all stretch our ideas of what can be done with metal. Lovely grounds overlooking the river. Worth a stop to stretch your legs & your mind.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Live demonstrations in the blacksmith shop make it a fall friendly destination. Cool exhibits, found object yard art and a killer gift store. Skip Graceland and take your out of town guests here instead!

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Karen, thank you for your generous response! We think the Museum is a hidden gem in Memphis as well! Please come back and see us soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I was impressed by the gate into the grounds. Take your time to see each individual piece of art on the gate. The gate is really amazing! I believe this would be better named as a gallery. Most of the metal sculptures are new, done by very talented artists. The items for sale in the museum store are done by... More 

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Lea, Thank you for coming by the Metal Museum, and for taking the time to write a review! Linda's work is really great, and we are very pleased to have her showing here at the museum. Please come back and visit us soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This museum is probably great for blacksmiths and others interested in metal design. For the most part it displays things seen in a yard, hence ornamental. There were some interesting artwork type pieces in the main building that made the trip worthwhile for me and the blacksmiths on site gave live demonstrations that were informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Dont miss the details in the entry gate! There are several changing exhibits that are amazing. There are also blacksmith and casting shops. Both were staffed but busy doing stuff so we just left. There is a fabulous gazebo overlooking the river amongst the outdoor sculpture. Nice gift shop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I found this by using the Roadside America site and couldn't be happier. I did this as a stretching ur legs stop on the way to Branson. Def can be tricky to find but the outside sculpture garden is free to walk and look which is what we did since I wanted to see all the wonderful sculptures. Not only... More 

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by the Museum, April. We are happy you were able to stretch your legs in our sculpture garden! Be sure to say hello next time you're passing through! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The art work, the architectural iron work, gates, fences, etc. are lovely. The museum store is good for unique items. The foundary was in operation during our visit so that's intresting. Located right on the MS river so good views too.

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this review

Debbie, thanks for taking the time to search us out while you were in Memphis! We think this place is a hidden gem, and its good to know others do as well. More 

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