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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum Admission

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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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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.
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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.
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
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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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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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
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Super glad I took this tour!
, May 2022
The whole experience was wonderful. So many things to see and enjoy! The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely do it again.
This is a great history...
, Apr 2022
This is a great history of rock and soul music. Starting from the origins of kitchen and porch gatherings which generated music. Leading to the forms of blues and rock and roll
Excellent presentations
, Apr 2022
Enjoyed the music at the different stations. Narration at the different stations. The staff was very friendly.
A must do museum
, Apr 2022
Being able to walk through the museum and listen to the narratives at my own pace was perfect. The earphones and tuning device worked well. I especially enjoyed the choices of music at several locations.
The museum did a great...
, Feb 2022
The museum did a great job telling a story through music. There is so much history in music. Rock and Soul Museum is a must see In Tennessee!
My Birthday Tour
, Oct 2021
I loved it all. The set up was excellent. I loved the music. Great! Tour. Nice atmosphere. friendly peoples. I will visit again.
Highly encourage
, Sep 2021
Wonderful museum. We especially enjoyed the personal audio equipment. It helps to make the tour educational
My experience
, Sep 2021
Easy to purchase and represented attraction well. We had a wonderful experience with this tour! Educational 👍🏼
Rock n Soul
, 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.
We loved it
, 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 .

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