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National Museum of African American Music: Entry Ticket

Learn about the impact of African American music inside

National Museum of African American
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
National Museum of African American Music
Registered address: 510 Broadway, 37203, Nashville, US
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Last admission: 1 hour and 30 minutes before closing
Duration: 1h 30mins
Live guide: English
Max group size: 14
Wheelchair accessible
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Smartphone tickets accepted

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Admission to the museum
Tour of the museum in English

Important information

* Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult * Free museum admission the first Wednesday of every month
  • Take a voyage through seven galleries and explore the history of African American music and the multiple genres it helped to create
  • See a collection of artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the culture of African American music, from instruments to photography
  • Learn about the American soundtrack through the museum’s mixture of history and interactive technology that brings musical legends back into the limelight

At NMAAM, you can discover the importance of African American music in shaping the American soundscape. Begin your visit in the Roots Theater and learn about West and Central African culture, the institution of slavery, and the evolution of a distinctly African American culture that had its own unique musical traditions.

Next up, charter the entire chronology of African American music at the River of Rhythms Pathways. Animated interactive touch panels will showcase the beginnings of musical traditions to the present day, covering southern gospel and blues to contemporary R&B and hip-hop.

The remaining five exhibits take a deeper dive into moments in history and how they helped to shape the music and stars that came out of them. Inside these galleries, you’ll be able to see instruments, stage costumes, sheet music, and more. Key moments and movements include the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, and post-war R&B.

  • Please exchange your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the ticketing desk
  • For military, teacher, and student tickets a valid ID is required
  • Luggage, carry-on bags, or oversized backpacks are not permitted in the museum. Storage available on-site
  • Video recording is not allowed
National Museum of African American
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
National Museum of African American Music
510 Broadway, TN 37203, Nashville
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  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Crystal,  United States United States
08 Oct 2023
Totally awesome! I loved the interactive activities: singing with the choir, dancing to my favorite tunes, learning the past and present connections/
National Museum of African American Music
Edith,  United States United States
23 Sep 2023
Wonderful experience from purchasing tickets thru the entire exhibits! Special kudos to downloading music for future listening!
National Museum of African American Music
Susan,  United States United States
25 Aug 2023
Excellent interactive museum covering 400 years plus of black music in America
National Museum of African American Music

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