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Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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A Different Hour in Memphis

Really enjoyed visiting the museum! The sculpture garden outside is very nice. We enjoyed the two... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Silrad
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Lincoln, California
Just Okay!!

We arrive on a day that it was no charge to enter, good thing because I didn't see one metal worker... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
drillsargent
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Springfield, Missouri
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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 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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
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+1 901-774-6380
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Really enjoyed visiting the museum! The sculpture garden outside is very nice. We enjoyed the two shops. Unfortunately, there is no elevator to the second floor so my husband in his wheelchair couldn't go up there to see the Taiwan exhibit. The many things we...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We arrive on a day that it was no charge to enter, good thing because I didn't see one metal worker insite. It did not live up to my expectations. Would not pay to go there, that's for sure.

Thank drillsargent
Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to the Metal Museum. We hope that you will consider coming back in the future to see all the Museum has to offer.

Reviewed 19 February 2016

I had a wonderful time visiting this historic building. This is a one of a kind museum and plays a significant part of the history of metal working. Plus, it is very close to the downtown/Beale street area.

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Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2016

John, Thank you so much for visiting the Metal Museum. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit, and for taking the time to write a review. We hope you can make it back to the Museum again soon! Best, Houston

Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Great place for a visit, we spent a very enjoyable 2-3 hours & would be more than happy to return. We were in Memphis for the IBC & needed a break from music oriented activities. I'm so glad we came across the Ornamental Metal Museum,...More

1  Thank Jan M
Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Jan, I want to thank you for your generous review, and for taking the time to compliment the Metal Museum. We hope you can make it back to Memphis again soon! Best, Houston Cofield Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Reviewed 11 February 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Metal Museum; it is unlike any other museums we have visited. Everything about the museum was interesting....the old buildings, outdoor sculptures, the special visiting display and unusual collections. Our favorite part of the museum was...More

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Thank Cheryl V
Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Cheryl, Thank you so much for your kind words. We try hard to make the Museum a unique place where visitors can not only see artwork but can learn and create their own artwork. We're glad you enjoyed the Museum, and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 February 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the museum and would recommend it for a short visit. It is located in some beautiful old buildings. The gate to the grounds is itself a work of art. The gold art work in the first building was amazing. Also,we...More

Thank Evelyn C
Houston C, Public Relations Manager at Metal Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2016

Evelyn, I want to thank you for your generous review, and for taking the time to compliment the Metal Museum. We hope you can make it back to Memphis again soon! Best, Houston Cofield Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Reviewed 7 February 2016

We stopped here to kill time before going out to lunch. There were 12 of us ages 13 to 80, and we all enjoyed it. We hit it lucky and there was a traveling exhibit that is making it's only United States stop, of recent...More

Thank OuCilly
Reviewed 25 January 2016

My Wife and I enjoyed our visit to the Metal Museum. I would say that this museum is a one of a kind with its inside and outside garden displays of metal art and sculptures. We both enjoyed the time that we spent visiting the...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

While it was interesting, it was not what we expected. There were some interesting pieces, but we appreciated seeing the old buildings more. The gates fascinated us the most with their uniqueness. Was it worth it? Using Groupon, yes.

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 24 December 2015

I especially enjoyed the combination of exhibits and hands-on demonstrations in the foundry and blacksmith shop. Search 360.net using the museum name to see panoramic images.

Thank axialcompressor
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Tina W
Do you have picnics available
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
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