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Metal Museum

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Many displays of metal art. You can see a working forge. On the banks of Mississippi River.Facility... read more

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Unique museum in great setting

I loved my visit to this museum. There are two buildings with art on display and an active foundry... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
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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...more
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374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn’t find this place all that interesting. Had some metal structures here and there out in the garden area. Had a small gift shop that was pricey.

Thank gwen k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many displays of metal art. You can see a working forge. On the banks of Mississippi River.Facility is part of the old merchant Marine hospital.

Thank Escape80660
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I loved my visit to this museum. There are two buildings with art on display and an active foundry too. Very easy to see it all and also enjoy and view of the Mississippi river from the gazebo. I love that it highlights things we...More

Thank bkMary
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is a really unique museum with beautiful exhibits! Make sure you visit all of the buildings and stroll around the back of the property, too, to see everything.

Thank Bridget B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Several small buildings with collections of forged and other metal-worked objects to view. A chance to also talk with a smithy about how the work is done with different metals. The site overlooking the river is also a plus.

Thank phale24
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We spent a couple of hours here on our trip to Memphis. Excellent exhibits and permanent collection. A little of everything in the way of unique metal making and ornamentation to jewelry, knives, art and furniture. My wife bought a necklace and earrings in the...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One artist in the main building of the museum fused together tiny pewter beads to resemble a Styrofoam cup. The cups were so incredibly realistic that we questioned whether they were real cups that were spray painted.

Thank Maggie A
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The gates are cool, the outdoor spaces have a few interesting items, but otherwise, almost nothing of value or interest. Save your time and money.

Thank SoFla1947
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The museum is very small but worth a visit. The second floor of the one building was closed when we were there, so there was even less to see. The metal work is fascinating and very different from objects usually seen at art museums. I...More

Thank Travelingpossum
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you love sculpture/labor/hard-work/art, and the way things used to be done, you'll really enjoy the Metal Museum.

Thank Thomas B
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17 July 2018|
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Response from maryellen0718 | Reviewed this property |
I'm really not sure and agree that u should call the museum directly
2 May 2018|
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Response from MetalMuseum | Property representative |
Hello smithsandra1! We apologize for the late response. There is no parking lot on the property, but free street parking is available along Metal Museum Drive.
31 October 2016|
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Response from Houston C | Property representative |
Yes, we do have picnic tables on the grounds. I would recommend calling our staff before hand to make sure they are not being occupied for an event. You may reach us at (901) 774-6380 anytime between Tues. - Sat., 10am - 5pm... More