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Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
+1 901-774-6380
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Memphis best kept secrets

This is a great place to visit when in Memphis. They have some awesome metalwork on display. . It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ingrid M
Loved it!

We bought the groupon - entrance for 4 for $12. For $3/person I thought this was a nice short... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106-1514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit when in Memphis. They have some awesome metalwork on display. . It also has a great gift shop.

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the groupon - entrance for 4 for $12. For $3/person I thought this was a nice short outing. The setting is pretty, we learned some things about metalworking and enjoyed the view of the Mississippi.

Thank cmw133
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in Memphis the past 20 years and never been to the National Ornamental Museum (Metal Museum). Until now. And, boy I have been missing something. Where to start? This is off the beaten path, but very worthy of the trip. It sits...More

Thank MemphisZ
Reviewed 25 November 2017 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

Thank Roaring_Violin
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
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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