Memphis Rock n Soul Museum was built in the heart of Memphis, in the corner of the historical Beale Street. The museum is practically located in the FedExForum building. Memphis Rock n Soul Museum was first established on April, 2000. The museum itself was built for the research place of Smithsonian Institution and also to celebrate their 150th birthday. The museum tells a story of musicians who were fighting over racial and socio-economic obstacles to create the music that can change the point of view of society.
An Exciting Tour in Memphis Rock n Soul Museum
1. Sound Education
As a museum that provides a complete story of how Memphis' musician fought for their pride, Memphis Rock n Soul Museum now also provides its best knowledge to be shared to the visitors. Sound Education in Memphis Rock n Soul Museum offers effective chance for students to learn about music and music business. Memphis Rock n Soul Museum also provides some materials in PDF for students to download in the museum's official website. The levels that are available in the PDF are from elementary school to high school. This program will also be perfect for teacher to start a field trip for their student.
2. Memphis Music Hall of Fame
Memphis Music Hall of Fame which is administrated by Memphis Rock n Soul Museum is a gallery or can also be called as a museum made in honor for the city's artists who contribute their life in the music industry. Not only singers, there are also song-writers, producers, and authors that are featured in the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Memphis Music Hall of Fame was first established on November 29, 2012. Inside the museum, you can see so many memorabilia of music artists such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Memphis Music Hall of Fame is located in between Hard Rock Cafe and Lansky Brothers' Clothier in 2nd Street.
3. Get some souvenirs in the Museum's Shop
After your long tour inside the museum, it is best to spend the rest of the tour looking for souvenirs and gifts for you friends and family. Inside Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, you can find a small merch shop that will give you various of things in the theme of music. Ranging from mug to clothes and also hoodies, the merchandises in Memphis Rock n Soul Museum are ranging in the price of $7 to $40. You can buy not only mug and hoodies, but also some things related to music such as drum sticks, earphones, and also albums.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to visit Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, you can directly buy the ticket from the ticket booth. The tickets cost $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for youth ages from 5-17 years old, and free for kids under 4 years old. There is also a combo ticket that costs $17 which includes the tour to Memphis Musician Hall of Fame. However, the combo ticket is not applied for group visit.
How To Get Around?
To get around Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, it is best to go on foot because you will have an indoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.
What Should I Wear?
To have some tour around Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something that is comfortable for you to move around like shorts and t-shirts. Also, wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
The Children's Museum is open from 9.30 am to 7 pm in 7 days a week. It is recommended to visit the museum between noon and afternoon because you will get a less crowded museum and it will be very convenient for you if you want to walk around the museum while carrying your children on the stroller.
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Will I Need a Guide?
No, you don't need any guide and all the detailed information for your tour is available on this site.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Memphis Rock n Soul Museum, it is recommended to go there by bus. It will take around 15 minutes of ride from the center Memphis via B.B King Boulevard. If you are planning to go to Memphis Rock n Soul Museum by your own car, make sure that you have prepared money for the parking ticket. The parking ticket costs USD 4.
Memphis Rock n Soul Museum also provides space for those of you who are planning to have a night party. Just directly call the service center in the museum's official website to book the place for the party.