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Tickets for Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

A breathtaking Smithsonian Museum dedicated to the roots of popular music

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Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

General admission to Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Audio guide with more than 5 hours of information in English and 100 songs
Entrance to Memphis Music Hall of Fame at Beale Street and Second Street (only if selected)
  • Discover the incredible roots of contemporary pop music at a cutting-edge Smithsonian Museum tracing the origins of blues, soul, and rock music in the place they were born
  • An audio guide packed with over 5 hours of incredible history and over 100 classic Memphis songs will bring the rich story of the local music scene to life as you explore
  • Visit the Memphis Music Hall of Fame at Beale Street and Second Street (optional – please select the relevant ticket type if desired)

The home of blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll, you can't go walking in Memphis without digging Bluff City's musical heritage. A brainchild of the Smithsonian Institute, the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum pays tribute to Tennesee's early pioneers of blues, rock, and soul, whose love of music overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create new sounds the world had never dreamed of before.

The museum traces the roots of popular culture back to 1930s Memphis, from field hollers and sharecroppers to the pioneers of blues and rock who spawned decades of musical and cultural trends.

Without the blues sounds that originated in the fields around Memphis, there would be no rock or jazz music, without which, there would be no soul, funk, pop or hip hop. Memphis sent ripples around the world that became unstoppable waves of musical inspiration and evolution.

Explore the cradle of pop music and contemporary culture with a cutting-edge audio guide featuring over 5 hours of fascinating music history and 100 iconic songs to conjure a vivid picture of the cultural revolution that started right here.

It's a moving, inspiring, and essential cultural experience for anyone with a love of music or an interest in cultural history.

Show your smartphone ticket at the front desk upon arrival.

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
191 Beale Street, 38103, Memphis
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