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“Not enough "pop" for your $”

Museum of Pop Culture
Ranked #55 of 478 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit a museum like no other on earth.MoPOP, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make MoPOP a destination unlike any other.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Maybe we should have read up a little more before visiting, but I was expecting much more about the evolution of pop music and culture. The Hendrix room was small and quite uninspiring unless you like admiring his suitcases and TWA first class rucksack. The Nirvana exhibition was very focussed on the grunge scene in Nth West America and was quite interesting. The majority of the rest of exhibit rooms were all based on sci-fi, gaming and horror props / costumes- somewhat interesting but not what I was expecting at all from a pop museum.
In summary it was ok, but I wouldn't have paid the money if I knew more about what was inside

Thank Lurfer1
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I decided to check this museum out in the middle of a busy day I had planned in Seattle. I wish I could have spent more time here. A lot of cool stuff and it looks like they're expanding. This will be a must visit museum in a year or two when they add more exhibits.

Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

A few interesting exhibits eapecially the guitars and fantasy world but the rest isn't worth it unless you are a real star treck fan. Better things to see and spend money on in seattle.

Thank nina c
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The museum was amazing and well thought out. All ages will enjoy it, as there truly is something for everyone. Give yourself an entire day here, especially if you like to read everything. Parking is nearby, and the staff are helpful. There's a free coat check too, which is nice especially if you're in a downpour and don't want to carry that jacket around!

Thank Franklin W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Was expecting to be wowed, given the 2 people who had recommended this museum. The exhibits were thin, with modest pieces and less than exciting verbiage. The Hendrix exhibit, especially for a Seattle-area native, was pathetic.

Thank Max C
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