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Metal Museum

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Address: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106
Phone Number:
+1 901-774-6380
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is the only Museum of its kind in...

The Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee is the only Museum of its kind in the United Sates. The Museum grounds consist of 3 and a half acres of land directly over looking the Mississippi River just south of downtown Memphis. On the grounds you will find a sculpture garden, a fully functioning blacksmith shop and foundry, a library holding our permanent collection, and our main Museum which houses rotating exhibitions of emerging and established metalsmiths worldwide. The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metal work. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship and apprenticeship opportunities, and artist residencies. The value of the Metal Museum extends well beyond its exhibitions and facilities recognizing and promoting the careers of metalsmiths.

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Loved the demonstration

This was a neat little place, a little out of the way but worth it. The museum was nice, but the best part was the demonstrations, the guy was knowledgeable and it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 June 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Very interesting to learn about metal work and see the practical items as well as the superb art.. There are beautiful grounds with stunning views of the Mississippi and to take a pleasant stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

This was a neat little place, a little out of the way but worth it. The museum was nice, but the best part was the demonstrations, the guy was knowledgeable and it was interesting watching him form a hook and how he did the different elements. Worth a trip, try if you can to make the demonstrations at 2:30 and... More 

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Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is not a large museum but interesting. It is in a beautiful setting. They have some things for sale and you can watch them working while you are there

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Southaven, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Hidden benath the the Hernando DeSoto Bridge nestled beside the mighty Mississippi River situated situated in the shadow of the Meratine Hospital you will find the National Ornamental Metal Museum. An art muesem amongst National Historic buildings. A foundry for artist to pour metal in to molds a blacksmith shop and a great place to explore your own artistic talents.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Elegant display of ornamental metal work. No tours available nor instructional videos. Art installations inside and on lawn. Fully functional blacksmith shop where classes are given on weekends. Location is remote. No food/drinks available.

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Northville, MI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

The admission was more than I would have liked to pay for the museum, since it was relatively small and you could see everything in just a few minutes. There were some pieces I enjoyed looking at and I have some nice pictures for my book, but if you are short on time or funds, this is one you can... More 

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Kunkletown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

A very cool museum, if you like museums. We Do. Indoor and outdoor pieces, a Blacksmith shop, that's active, and producing work. Not just huge pieces! Some very interesting things to see, and, it's on the Mississippi River! Oh yeah, it's relatively inexpensive - $6!

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memphis tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

has to be your thing, just not my thing!@#$%^&*()_)(*&^%$#@!!@#$%^&*()_)(*&^%$#@@@!@#$%^&*(!@#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@!#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@!#$%^&*()(*&^%$#@#$%^&*(*&^%$#@#$%^&*(

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

This is an active and working metal shop that is also the National Museum. We were stopped by the entrance gates that are filled with individual medallions, each uniquely made (and donated to the museum we later found out.) It only got better from there. The main building has the gift shop (with pieces made on site and elsewhere) and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We were pretty excited about the idea of a metal art museum but were pretty disappointed with what we found. It took us less than 30 minutes to see the whole thing, which was a bummer since we were looking to pass an afternoon. However if you're REALLY into metal, it'd be worth a stop. The main building held small... More 

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