Museums

From a museum that takes you behind the scenes of the Memphis police department to one that exhibits Asian and Judaic art, these institutions should be on your itinerary.

Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

119 S. Main St. Memphis TN 38103 U.S.

Examine art from Asia and Europe in downtown Memphis.

Fire Museum of Memphis

118 Adams Ave. Memphis TN 38103 U.S.

Visitors will find the history of fire fighting in the Memphis area, educational exhibitions and fire safety information.

Gibson

145 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. Memphis TN 38103 U.S.

The place to go to watch guitars being made.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Ave. Memphis TN 38104 U.S.

You'll find more traditional art forms at the oldest and largest fine arts museum in Tennessee.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

191 Beale St. Ste.100 Memphis TN 38103 U.S.

Located on the corner of Beale Street and the legendary "Blues Highway" (otherwise known as Third Street), this is the place for music history buffs.

National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry St. Memphis TN 38103 U.S.

The museum, found in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, houses Civil Rights movement memorabilia.

National Ornamental Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr. Memphis TN 38106 U.S.

With terrific views of the river, this is the nation's only museum dedicated to fine metalwork. 

Pink Palace Museum

3050 Central Ave. Memphis TN 38111 U.S.

Explore Memphis's natural and cultural history in this mansion built by the founder of Piggly Wiggly, the country's first modern grocery store.

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

826 N. Second St. Memphis TN 38107 U.S.

Learn secrets of this property's past that were hidden for more than a century.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Ave. Memphis TN 38106 U.S.

One of the few museums in the world dedicated to soul music.

W.C. Handy Home & Museum

352 Beale St. Memphis TN 38103 U.S.

Learn about the man referred to as "Father of the Blues."