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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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Overview

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum will have you tapping your toes. Book this admission ticket and discover Memphis' history of blues, rock and soul music. An included audio guide adds depth to the extensive exhibits, with more than 100 songs to bring liveliness to the displays. Delve into Memphis' musical legacy and learn all about the pioneers like BB King and Muddy Waters who put Memphis on the map.
  • Admission ticket to Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
  • Includes an audio guide with more than 5 hours of information and 100 songs
  • Discover the roots of American music and how Memphis was key to its development
  • See costumes, instruments, photographs and more from Memphis musicians and recording studios
  • Learn about Memphis-based artists such as BB King, Muddy Waters and Elvis Presley
  • Hear how recording studios like Sun Studio, Stax and Hi Records made Memphis a music powerhouse
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Departure Time

10:00 AM
Immerse yourself in the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, located on Beale Street. Its detailed displays feature instruments, stage costumes, artifacts and photographs. Fascinating exhibits trace a history from the rural areas of the Mississippi Delta to the bustling streets of the city, unveiling the story of Memphis and its music history in the process.

An audio guide comes with your admission ticket. With more than five hours of information, including 100 songs, your self-guided tour can be as comprehensive as you like. Enhance your experience by playing hits such as ‘Coming to Memphis,’ ‘Rural Music,’ ‘Soul Music’ and ‘Social Changes.’

After the museum, stroll outside with a new appreciation for Beale Street, famous for its blues music landmarks as well as watershed moments in civil rights history. Musician icons including BB King, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie and Louis Armstrong played the nightclubs here from the 1920s onward, creating many of the sounds and stories that made Memphis a hotbed of musical innovation.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
The Complete Memphis Music Story
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Beale Street
One of America's iconic streets filled with the best live music in the world.
Duration: 1 day 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No food or flash photography
  • Benches available throughout for sitting. Wheelchair and stroller friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Temperatures are taken at entry.
  • Face masks are required.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • OPERATED BY Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission.
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What is the maximum group size during Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Highly encourage
Thomas_S
, Sep 2021
Wonderful museum. We especially enjoyed the personal audio equipment. It helps to make the tour educational
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My experience
Gfam
, Sep 2021
Easy to purchase and represented attraction well. We had a wonderful experience with this tour! Educational 👍🏼
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Rock n Soul
Robert_t
, Sep 2021
I love the history of how the guys all started jamming on porches and how Elvis got his start. Lots of memorabilia here.
star-5
We loved it
Thomas_E
, Jun 2021
I went with my family! Two kids (7y and 10y) This place is amazing! We loved ! This is mandatory stop when you came to Memphis .
star-5
Awesome
Jennifer_S
, May 2021
The museum was awesome. But a little piece advice. Advise people that purchase tickets that they do not have to be there at 10 when the museum is open. We rushed to get there only to find out we had all day...well as long as they were open and the tickets were good the whole weekend. Several people that purchased tickets from viator showed up thinking the same! But everything else was awesome
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Rocking with Rock & Soul Music
Judy_B
, May 2021
I so enjoyed all the exhibits and how easy it was to select the audio you wanted to listen to! It was great to stop & sit or stand to listen to the music of artist I recognized & their were many at my age, as well as listen to some artist I wasn’t familiar with! It was a great exhibit, almost like attending a concert! !
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to see you back in Memphis soon!
star-5
Remembering our past
DougandTara
, Sep 2020
Great experience for us to remember the early years of growing up in the dawn of musical influences for us and the baby boomers era. Highly recommend this museum and wonderful experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Our Tour Guide Sam was wonderful he...
Susan V
, Aug 2017
Our Tour Guide Sam was wonderful he was very helpful with information. We just love him if anybody should take this tour they should ask for Sam. He was very clear and we were allowed to ask questions I really liked that . He also was on time I really liked that Memphis is a beautiful city with lot
star-5
Went during the day on a weekday...
Sarah S
, Jul 2017
Went during the day on a weekday - loved the review on all the different radio stations and record companies and showing the jukeboxes over time
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Pretty old fashion. Not very high...
Graham M
, Jul 2016
Pretty old fashion. Not very high tech. Lots of reading. However if you love music and what to learn more about the evolution of rock n roll , Sam Phillips and Stax records , this might be interesting for you. P.S. Plenty of old juke box tunes to listen to

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