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Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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Hidden gem on the Mississippi

I read some of the reviews on TripAdvisor about the Metal Museum, so decided to take a Sunday... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Tallahassee, Florida
OK Gardens and Sculptures

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we wanted to see the outdoor sculptures and the views of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
New Jersey
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I read some of the reviews on TripAdvisor about the Metal Museum, so decided to take a Sunday afternoon to go there with my daughter. The first thing I noticed is that the gates of Museum are beautifully executed wrought iron with lots of intricate...More

Thank CheckMan
Reviewed 9 August 2017

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we wanted to see the outdoor sculptures and the views of the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, there really weren't that many outdoor sculptures and the views were just OK. Plus, walking the outdoor sculptures only took 10 minutes. The walk...More

Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The museum was really nice but going in back to the foundry and blacksmith shop was spectacular. We got to spend time with the girls in the foundry talking shop. Everyone was spectacular and took the time to answer our questions in detail. Special thanks...More

Thank Claude V
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The museum was cool, and the grounds were beautiful. But the gift shop was fantastic. The smith and foundry were pretty neat also.

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is one of those places where you keep finding interesting things. We were there nearly 3 hours. First, in the main building, are visiting exhibits. Upstairs we found metal in motion where we could put on gloves and turn levers, etc to set some...More

1  Thank grip652
Reviewed 27 May 2017

For awhile now, my wife has wanted to go to the National Ornamental Metal Museum which now goes by The Metal Museum. Well, we recently were able to go and take in all of fascinating creations of many skilled artisans. Although we started by enjoying...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a museum of metal sculpture. The gates ar covered with many small sculptures in many different form. Inside is very interesting. Outside ar many sculptures and there is a good view of the "Big River" form t he gazebo. There's also a foundry...More

Thank Clarence D
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the metal museum. Unique and ornate metal craft, beautiful views of the river and a fine exhibit of silver work from Columbia for Memphis in may.

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a bit off the beaten path, but a truly delightful place to enjoy metal sculpture, with a garden right on the Mississippi River and a working forge.

Thank gem0607
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We visited with our dog. The gardens and sculptures were beautiful. It was poring rain the day we visited, so did not stay to long.

Thank ladyme1
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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