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Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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Loved Watching the Blacksmiths Work! Docents are great with kids.

Our first time at the Metal Museum -- there was something for everybody in our family! Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roaring_Violin
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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GREAT place ... left wanting more

Exhibitions of unique work, exceptionally crafted, in a series of attractive buildings on a... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
EcoArtTraveler
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Billings, Montana
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time at the Metal Museum -- there was something for everybody in our family! Beautiful, intriguing location on the bank of the Mississippi River, next door to an abandoned military barracks. The grounds are beautifully well-kept, with gardens and old trees that give...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Exhibitions of unique work, exceptionally crafted, in a series of attractive buildings on a beautiful waterfront site. Working forge and casting area ... this place was part museum and part active studios. Really fascinating.

Thank EcoArtTraveler
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I have been going to Memphis for years and had never heard of this amazing place until earlier this year when I saw a Groupon ticket sale for it. Purchased tickets for myself, husband, and son who lives in Memphis. Thought it was an amazing...More

Thank fooded
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Its amazing what some people can do with metal. The museum had many items to view and even a foundry and blacksmith shop. If you love metal artwork, its a great place to visit. I am just not that into it to give it more...More

Thank ajtheriot
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We are visited multiple museums worldwide and unfortunately were not very impressed by this one. The special exhibits in the main portion are phenomenal and the entrance gates themselves are unique but otherwise not a lot great to comment about here. Really wanted to like...More

Thank Mzsbach47
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our family held a wedding event there over the weekend. Excellent view and the museum is fascinating. The metal sculptures are great.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went here not knowing too much about it, it’s on a mothballed Army Reserve station right off the Mississippi River, small collections of metal art work that are unique and to be able to see different artists works is a plus. Take a walk...More

Thank Ethan L
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Glad I accompanied my husband ( this was his choice but we both love and collect metal "art". Unique pieces by talented artisans.

Thank maryellen0718
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This was a small but cute museum, worth a stop by if you are in to metal works or metal art, not very big. Worth a drive by just to see the front gates no two roses are the same and some of them where...More

Thank Dawnmarie O
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A few of the pieces were almost certainly wood or part-wood, but the rest were in a huge variety of styles of metal. Other reviews cover this place well. So I'll finish by adding to the chorus saying "you've gotta visit!".

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Tina W
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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