Museum Holiday Hours:

The Museum is closed Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 26.
Regular hours resume on Wednesday, December 27.

The Museum is closed New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018.

 

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National Civil Rights Museum

450 Mulberry Street Memphis, TN 38103 (901)521-9699

Hours and admission

Monday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


Adult $16.00
Seniors & Students w/ID $14.00
Children 5–17 years $13.00
4 and under Free
Members, Active Military  

Free

Pledge for Peace

 

 

Accessibility

With at least two weeks’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide and sign-language interpretation for hearing-impaired guests.  With 48-hours’ notice, the museum offers complimentary tour guide interpretation for visually-impaired guests.

To arrange a tour guide for hearing or visually impaired guests, contact Guest Services at (901) 521-9699or email dhubbardsmith@civilrightsmuseum.org. These groups are limited to no more than ten people per tour guide.

For hearing-impaired guests, assisted listening devices for the museum’s two main theater experiences and transcripts for audio elements within the exhibitions are available upon request at the admissions desk. All films have open captions at the bottom of the screen.  Trained service animals are welcome to accompany guests who require their assistance due to a disability. All other pets or animals are not permitted in the museum.

Security Screenings

All guests entering the National Civil Rights Museum are subject to a screening process. The National Civil Rights Museum reserves the right to inspect all guest’s packages, purses, backpacks, fanny packs and other bags prior to entering the museum. Sharp objects more than 2.5 inches long, weapons and illegal contraband will not be permitted in the museum. Please leave and secure any unnecessary articles in your vehicle to expedite your entry. Oversize bags brought into the museum must be checked with security. Animals are not allowed in the museum, except for service animals.

 

 

King day 2018

On January 15, the national holiday and actual birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the National Civil Rights Museum will remember the life and legacy of Dr. King with daylong activities.

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Education Equity Series

The fourth in the Memphis Educational Equity Learning Series, the discussion will focus on what a quality education is, what makes a good school, and what it means for all students to have great schools.

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Moral Mondays In Memphis

Inspired by Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign and the national Repairers of the Breach initiative, the monthly program of Table Talks and Mass Gatherings in Memphis on January 22 will feature Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. of Riverside Baptist Church in NYC.

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MLK50 Commemoration

The Museum will observe the 50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a yearlong commemoration from April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

The Museum presents dynamic and engaging programs that educate, inspire, and motivate!

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Special exhibit

Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom is an exhibit of 58 photos showcasing a significant, yet rarely mentioned, key moment in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement with its title taken from the lyrics of the anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”  Exhibit is showing at the Museum until December 18.

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Upcoming exhibit

The collections storage is full of art and objects never seen before by the public, and the art in the exhibit, From the Vault: Art In Action, has a common thread: protest for social change.  Exhibit is showing at the Museum until December 21, 2017 - January 29, 2018.

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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

combines these two video archives into one interactive exhibit available within a walk-up kiosk. The exhibit runs for multiple years.

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"There lived … a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights and thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Members are vital to the museum’s long-term viability and mission. Museum members receive the following yearly benefits:


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  • 10% discount on museum shop purchases in store and online
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  • free admission to special after-hours educational programs
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National Civil Rights Museum News

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

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