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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
From US$13.00*
Stax Museum of American Soul Music Admission
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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is a 17,000 square-foot museum offering interactive exhibits, videos, vintage musical instruments used to create the Stax sound, stage costumes, photographs, records, and approximately 3,000 other items of...more
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926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38106-3338
+1 901-261-6338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a Northern Soul fan it's a must see attraction. The social and musical history here cannot be overstated. Don't try (as we did) to walk it from Beale Street - it's a loooong way - take an Uber.

Thank beachbrit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place, such history and really well done. Love the disco floor playing soul train classics. Lots of headphones to listen to music too. Such a lot to see and hear. Highly recommended. Bit further out of the city though, we took an Uber....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this museum. The introductory video is really moving as is much of the itinery. These people were obviously great musicians and fine human beings but terrible businessmen

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was not just a museum about music it was a lesson in American History. The curation of the museum entwines history on the civil rights movement and how it affected lives and the music people made. It begins with country and gospel influence, moves...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit lots of music history and some great exhibits a must for American soul music fans

Thank johncD622GJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place seems very unassuming from the outside but once you enter the exhibit area, you soon realize how much effort has been put into their collection. We could have spent another hour there easily. They have a little of everything-lots to see and listen to....More

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good museum for the soul music fans, lots of boards to read, personally I prefer to see memorabilia. Went as part of a tour, didn't take too long to get around.

Thank bazjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems to be in a rough part of town. You'll need taxi there and back don't attempt walking back to Beale Street. History was good learnt a bit about how Stax got its nane and about the singers who recorded there but the...More

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I didn't know much about Stax before visiting and was amazed at how influential they were in the music world. This is a great museum with lots of interactive exhibits. I really loved the film at the end about their charter school - so great...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 2 November 2018

A larger museum than anticipated. Having visited the Motown museum was pleasantly surprised how much it had to offer and inform.

Thank Martin F
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Response from Kevin R | Reviewed this property |
I walked in and was 2nd in line to buy a ticket.
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