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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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Good demos, nice display. Small

Interesting and informative demos. Museum and collection are fairly small. My favorite was the old coffers and padlocks, which are upstairs in the library building.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and informative demos. Museum and collection are fairly small. My favorite was the old coffers and padlocks, which are upstairs in the library building.

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were not really sure what to expect when we went to the metal museum but were pleasantly surprised with all the interesting metal sculptures and statues. I would recommend going down on Saturday or Sunday when they are giving demonstrations on forging and smithing metal. The demonstrations were the most interesting for me seeing some of the basic metal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The demonstration of metal forging and casting was very interesting and well done. The art was interesting, but the demonstration was what made our visit worthwhile.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is wonderful and the exhibits are interesting. The grounds are scattered with art pieces; there are excellent demos and classes - check the website for schedules! Only negative was that the actual museum (the first building), didn't seem like much for the money, and the employee in the gift shop never spoke or looked up from her phone... More 

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Viola, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this place. There was an amazing exhibit of cloisonne work when we were there. The gates are fantastic, and much of the work is done on the grounds using "antique" methods of blacksmithing and metal work.

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Thank Sharmin J
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unusual subject for a museum, absolutely gorgeous venue, a working facility for a lost art form. If you aren't fascinated by metalwork before you visit - you will be afterwards. Do this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Memphis for a few days and looking for something out of the ordinary to do. We found the Metal Museum! Not only were the exhibits interesting on the interior but the gardens were full of sculptures There is a pagoda down By the river with a Wonderful view of the Mississippi. Don't miss the library exhibits and... More 

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Thank CruzanLady
Memphis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I am ashamed to say that I have lived all my life in Memphis without visiting this place. My daughter and I went last Sunday and it was a great experience. There are several buildings with different displays, some experiential such as smithy work and molding pewter work. There is a library building, with another exhibit. The site is on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in later in the afternoon and spent about 2 hours at the museum. Our daughters age 12 and 7 enjoyed the exhibits as well as the demonstrations. The artists doing the demonstrations were friendly and knowledgeable. If I were local, I would definitely become a frequent visitor. As an art museum, it was small enough to hold all... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

As a frequent visitor when traveling to Memphis I've longed to take advantage of one their class. The opportunity presented itself and I was pleased to take the all day intro to welding class. With only five participants there was exceptional personalized instructions from Lewis. Attention to safety and equipment was thorough and professional. As the only woman in the... More 

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