Music Museum Mania

Nashville has a mania for music museums. Explore priceless artifacts including countless recordings and photographs, numerous stage costumes, musical instruments, and more. Peek into the past lives of musicians from all genres that have helped shape Nashville into Music City.

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world's largest museums dedicated to country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. The permanent objects collection documents the history of country music with more than eight hundred costumes, over six hundred instruments, and hundreds of other objects - from microphones to automobiles. Upgrade your Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum experience by adding a tour of Historic RCA Studio B. As Music City’s only studio tour, Studio B provides a glimpse into the heart of the Nashville Sound during one of its most exciting and classic periods.

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The Johnny Cash Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, The Johnny Cash Museum is dedicated to the life and music career of the late Man in Black. The world’s largest most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia includes items stage costumes, instruments, personal letters, artwork, and handwritten lyrics as well as contributions from family members and notable friends. Take a three-dimensional journey through the life and livelihood of this international icon and remember your experience with the wide variety of Cash souvenirs, apparel, and rare collectibles available in the museum store.

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The George Jones Museum

George Jones had more country songs on the Billboard chart and more top 40 songs than any country artist in history. Experience his legacy and see George Jones memorabilia up close and personal in The George Jones Museum. Watch performances, listen to some of his many hits, and immerse yourself in George’s powerful story.

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Glen Campbell Museum & Rhinestone Stage

The Glen Campbell Museum features never-before-seen artifacts from Glen’s early years on a farm in Arkansas through his climb to super-stardom, including many of his guitars, instruments, and stage clothes, as well as his extensive collection of golf paraphernalia and intimate family photos. In the evening, the Glen Campbell Museum transforms into the Rhinestone Stage, a unique event venue that provides an intimate atmosphere for artists, songwriter rounds, comedians, weddings, and more.

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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Nashville focuses solely on the lyrical legends that have shaped the musical landscape of America. Located steps from the Grand Ole Opry House, Madame Tussauds allows you to step into amazing immersive settings with over 50 of your favorite musical icons, from Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift. Admire artifacts, including clothing provided by the celebrities or replicas made by the original designers.

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Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum

The Musicians Hall of Fame honors musicians from all genres of music, who have played on thousands of iconic recordings. The Museum exhibits take you on a tour of cities that greatly influenced music culture. The Grammy Museum Gallery is an interactive exhibit where visitors learn about every aspect of the music industry from songwriting, playing instruments, and singing to producing and engineering.

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National Museum of African American Music

Discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music at the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). From classical to country to jazz and hip hop, NMAAM integrates history and interactive technology to share the untold story of more than 50 music genres and sub-genres. It is an unparalleled institution, unconfined by a record label, genre, or recording artist, and tells a unique narrative through the lens of black music.

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The Patsy Cline Museum

Patsy Cline made an indelible mark on country music and remains one of the biggest names in country history. The Patsy Cline Museum celebrates the life of the legendary songstress and features hundreds of never-before-seen artifacts, personal belongings, videos, and much more.

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