Blues Hall of Fame Museum
Blues Hall of Fame Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Visitors to The Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame Museum will enjoy 10 individualized galleries with interactive touchscreen displays along with three master databases where they can hear the music, watch videos, and read the stories of each of our inductees. In addition, each gallery houses one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Our upstairs Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Gallery is free to the public and hosts rotating exhibits twice a year. The museum was built through the generosity and support of Blues fans so that it would serve all four components of The Blues Foundation's mission: preserving history, celebrating excellence, supporting education, and ensuring the future of the music.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, Minnesota1,724 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go for the Blues, Stay for the Conversations
    The museum itself is likely to take you no more than 30 minutes. However, we found ourselves chatting with our guide about blues and music generally for nearly two hours. Truly an amazing experience in Memphis and we loved every minute of it. If you are interested in blues music at all, or are headed down south into Mississippi, then this is a great stop.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • wildcatmomKansasCity
    Olathe, Kansas161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While this isn't a huge museum, it is well-worth the visit
    In comparison to the Country Music, Musicians and Rock and Roll Hall of Fames, this one is extremely small. However, there just aren't as many blues artists. The displays are nice, but we spent most of our time listening to the artists in the sound booths.
    Visited October 2023
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Vicki S
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed
    The location is easy to get to. My husband wanted to go here . He really enjoyed it. It is not crowded and you can take your time. The quide goes with you to the first exhibit and gives you some background info which was nice. There is an area that has an interactive e screen that you can click on person and listen to some of their songs. I enjoyed this. It is not a very big meuseum. It is very easy to use a scooter or wheelchair in and has an elevator.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
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Beachnsb
New Smyrna Beach, FL45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice displays. Enjoyed it with my teen. Doesn’t take much time. We bought the combo ticket to include the Memphis Rock and Soul Museum as well.
Written 20 November 2023
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Vicki S
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The location is easy to get to. My husband wanted to go here . He really enjoyed it. It is not crowded and you can take your time. The quide goes with you to the first exhibit and gives you some background info which was nice. There is an area that has an interactive e screen that you can click on person and listen to some of their songs. I enjoyed this. It is not a very big meuseum. It is very easy to use a scooter or wheelchair in and has an elevator.
Written 29 October 2023
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wildcatmomKansasCity
Olathe, KS161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
In comparison to the Country Music, Musicians and Rock and Roll Hall of Fames, this one is extremely small. However, there just aren't as many blues artists. The displays are nice, but we spent most of our time listening to the artists in the sound booths.
Written 29 October 2023
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The museum itself is likely to take you no more than 30 minutes. However, we found ourselves chatting with our guide about blues and music generally for nearly two hours. Truly an amazing experience in Memphis and we loved every minute of it. If you are interested in blues music at all, or are headed down south into Mississippi, then this is a great stop.
Written 8 October 2023
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DanaRN2014
Mahwah, NJ121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Very accessible museum filled with blues history from the very beginning. Very interesting to see actual clothing, hats, instruments played by these talented musicians.
Written 24 May 2023
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Libby T
Keller, TX188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed the exhibits and being able to hear music from Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf and so many others. The list of yearly inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame was interesting also.
Written 24 April 2023
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Lonesome_Sparrow
Stuttgart, Germany378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Just after the visit of the Civil Rights Museum, only one block away I went into this Hall of Fame. Very detailed informations on all the inducted individuals.
Written 12 April 2023
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John S
Charleston, SC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
The Blues Hall of Fame Museum is a half mile up Main Street from Beale Street. Take the trolley ($2 day pass) or walk. Operated by the Blues Foundation, it is full of excellent Blues exhibits on the lower level, interactive music listening capabilities for savoring Blues history. There is a rotating photo exhibit with gift shop on the street level. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Sales support the mission of the Blues Foundation, which supports musicians and operates an annual Hall of Fame induction which serves the purpose of telling the Originating history of the Blues. While a smaller museum, this is a must-see for any lover of music. A local college music class was there during our visit.

The Blues HOF Museum is across the Street from the National Civil Rights Museum, at the site of the preserved Lorraine Motel, where MLK was assasinated. The visitor should plan to visit both museums on the same day for an incredible day. There are lunch spots on the street.
Written 8 November 2022
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Patti B
Cleburne, TX159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This was our first time visiting here. The staff were awesome and very informative. A must visit for Blues lovers.
Written 22 October 2022
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Sp00kyFC
Dromahair, Ireland57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Good insight to the history of the blues. Very fine museum. Really enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyone. Very close to the Civil Rights museum.
Written 28 September 2022
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