Top Museums in Memphis (Tennessee)

National Civil Rights Museum
  • National Civil Rights Museum

    The National Civil Rights Museum is a complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis, Tennessee; its exhibits trace the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Two other buildings and their adjacent property, also connected with the King assassination, have been acquired as part of the museum ...
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music

    926 E McLemore Ave 38106 Memphis TN United States
    The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a program of the Soulsville Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee, which also operates the Stax Music Academy and The Soulsvillle Charter School. Located the original site of Stax Records, The Stax Museum is a 17,000 square foot museum offering a tremendous experience that includes state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, music videos, instruments, items of stage clothing, records, filmed interviews, vintage recording equipment, and other items of memorabilia that tell the story, from beginning to present, of ...
Sun Studio
  • Sun Studio

    706 Union Ave 38103 Memphis TN United States
    Sun Studio. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950 as the Memphis Recording Service, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting ...
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

    S 3rd St 38103 Memphis TN United States
    The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum is about the birth of rock and soul music and the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial & socio-economic barriers to create music that shook the world.
The Children's Museum of Memphis
  • The Children's Museum of Memphis

    2525 Central Ave 38104-5926 Memphis TN United States
    Hands-on interactive exhibits - from a tornado to a 1909 Dentzel grand carousel to an airplane to a skyscraper - creating learning experiences to last a lifetime for children aged 1 - 12 an their families. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompained by a child while on campus.
Pink Palace Family of Museums
Mud Island River Park
  • Mud Island River Park

    125 N Front St 38103 Memphis TN United States
    Experience the River on The River!! See the Mighty Mississippi River up close. Hike down our 5 block long riverwalk model and see the Mississippi in miniature. Explore the 18-gallery Mississippi River Museum including two full size boat models you can board! OPEN APRIL 14 - OCTOBER 31
Metal Museum
  • Metal Museum

    374 Metal Museum Dr 38106 Memphis TN United States
    The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship opportunities, artist residencies and apprenticeships, research and onsite fabrication of artwork and architectural elements. To learn more about what goes on at the Metal Museum, visit our website:
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
  • Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum

    680 Adams Ave 38105 Memphis TN United States
    Rising from ancient magnolia trees, the Woodruff-Fontaine House stands as a reminder of an era long gone. This beautiful French Victorian mansion was built in 1870 along “Millionaires Row.” The mansion, home to two prominent Memphis families, was deeded to the city in 1936 and stood vacant for several years. The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities rescued the house in 1962 and restored it to its former splendor.
Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum
  • Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum

    545 S Main St, Ste 121 38103 Memphis TN United States
    The museum is closed for the conversion of Central Station into a hotel. We are normally open to the public Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission for adults is $3.00, for children under 12, it is $1.00 and children 3 and under are admitted free. The Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum is located at 545 South Main Street, Suite 121, on the ground floor of the Central Station in ...
House of Mtenzi Museum
  • House of Mtenzi Museum

    1289 Madison Ave 38104 Memphis TN United States
    House of Mtenzi (“Mtenzi” Swahili for artist) is a non-profit organization designed to open the door to the performing arts. It is our goal to provide lasting impressions and give back to our local citizens, especially the homeless via numerous "Forgotten Souls" events. The House of Mtenzi produces the Annual Stone Awards event that is promised to educate and entertain its audience. Call to schedule an individual, group, or school tour today! You can also book an event at our facility. May ...
National Ornamental Metal Museum
  • National Ornamental Metal Museum

    The National Ornamental Metal Museum, also called the Metal Museum, is a museum in Memphis, Tennessee devoted to exhibitions of metalwork and public programs featuring metalsmiths.
Decorative Arts Trust
  • Decorative Arts Trust

    1934 Poplar Ave 38104 Memphis TN United States
    Decorative Arts Trust (DAT) is a support group which brings people together who share an interest in the decorative arts: furniture, glass, textiles, ceramics, metals, jewelry, as well as paintings and prints, and enjoy exceptional programs and festive special events.