Motown Historical Museum, Detroit

Motown Historical Museum, Detroit (must see)

The Motown Museum draws visitors into an experience that introduces them to the unique music that makes Motown what it is. This museum celebrates the iconic music style's history, going back to 1959. One of the highlights of the museum is Studio A, where some of Motown's first hits were recorded. The upper flat where Gordy Berry once lived has also been restored and a favorite with visitors.

You'll also want to visit the Control Room, which has the original recording equipment on display. When you go through this room, you'll be able to imagine the artists at work easily.

One of the things that keeps everything in this museum fresh and exciting is that the main exhibit changes monthly to bi-monthly. Examples of main exhibits have included an exhibit dedicated to Jim Hendin. These themed exhibits help perfectly captured the spirit of the era that they represent.

If you want to have an experience that stands out from the crowd, consider an interactive guided tour. You'll learn a lot about the music and artists that made it great through these tours. One of the top highlights for many visitors is taking selfies to share across social media.

Visiting this museum is an excellent way to catch special performances and events. From spoken word to singing competitions, there is something to please almost anyone. Many of the events include educational offerings geared towards the larger community.

Why You Must Visit

The chance to see where everything began with your favorite Motown artists and appreciate how they paved the way for others.

Tips

This museum is customarily open Thursdays through Sundays, so you may want to confirm that the museum is open before visiting.

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Motown Historical Museum on Map

Sight Name: Motown Historical Museum
Sight Location: Detroit, USA (See walking tours in Detroit)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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