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There is no shortage of museums located near The Peabody Memphis. Music-themed museums include the Gibson Guitar Factory, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Sun Studios. They each have a unique take on the Memphis music scene, and depending on your level of interest, you can see them all or pick your favorite to tour.
The nearby museums that offer history in kid-friendly ways include the Fire Museum, the Cotton Museum and the National Civil Rights Museum. These museums are great for kids and adults alike, as they offer fun, interactive exhibits tailored to kids while learning fascinating historical information about the home city of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel.
One-of-a-kind museums include the nearby Belz Museum of Asian and Judiac Art and the National Ornamental Metal Museum. The Belz Museum houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of Chinese art in the South, and it has the largest displayed collection of Israel’s celebrated artist Daniel Kafri’s work outside of Israel. The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the preservation and promotion of metalwork. Unlike other museums, it is not just a place where art is displayed — it’s a place where art is made. You can see artists get to work, or you can join in and take a craft class.