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Motown Historical Museum Detroit

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Motown Historical Museum
2648 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit
MI
48208
Tel: 313-875-2264

Where are we going today?

Motown Records changed music as we know it, and since it was established in 1959, some of the greatest songs that we know were created!

The Motown Historical Museum lets parents spend a trip down memory lane, and remember those iconic moments in their lives that happened to Motown songs, and it allows the next generation of family to be introduced to sounds so wonderful.

The Motown Historical Museum is one of the areas most popular attractions, and when you visit you will see why! People come from all around the globe to stand in Studio A, which is where those iconic artists recorded all of that music you love.

The museum will take you through history with an extensive collection of Motown artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs.

Studio A was unlike any other. It was where artists such as the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 recorded. The Motown Historical Museum is true to the artists, and gives the family an authentic experience.

You can even visit the flat of Berry Gordy - the man responsible for founding the Motown label. He bought the two family flat, and then transformed the first floor into Hitsville USA.

The museum is a great way to introduce children to a new type of music. You never know - maybe they will be inspired to become a singer, or a musician! You might have a little Diana Ross or Stevie Wonder in the family!

A popular and worthwhile experience in Detroit, the Motown Historical Museum will give you that rocking family day out!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12 - $15
  • Children$8 (Under 12 years)
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 6pm Tuesday to Saturday. Open to 8pm Sat, and 12pm - 6pm Sundays in July & Aug

All year round. Closed Mondays and Sundays

Teachers corner

They LOVE having groups, so why not enjoy the group discount! You must have 20 or more in your party .

I'm Hungry!

You're not allowed food or drink in the museum, but there are plenty of places to grab food in Detroit! .

Any Top Tips?

You're not allowed to take phones or cameras into the museum .

Doing our bit

The museum is dedicated to contenting the legacy of such an important part of the music industry, They also want to educate those who visit - especially the youth. .

Need a little extra help?

The museum has an elevator, and ramp, as well as accessible restrooms. .

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Store has all the Motown merchandise that you will want! Make sure you take some pocket money to grab a few items! .

What people are saying?

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    Was such a eye opener I really enjoyed going there and can't wait to take my boyfriend there. I went with my choir so we got the sing in the same recording studio it was just so much fun great spirts :))

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    Absolutely beautiful and amazing place to visit. The spirits that I felt during the tour gave me the chills. Standing in the places where The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many, many more legends stood was something that I'll always remember. Peggy was an amazing guide! Big ups to her!! I enjoyed singing "My Girl" in Studio A :-)

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    This tour was awesome. Our guide was simply great! (Sorry, I can't recall the guide's name...I know he is the youngest guide there.) We had so much fun and learned a ton. Motown Museum aka Hitsville gets 5 stars from us. Going to Detroit? Certainly worth the $10 to view this part of music history.

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    This is a must-see. An amazing piece of musical history - so much fantastic music came out of this little building! A lovely, fun experience.

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    Entertaining ! Jordan (our guide) was really nice and energetic. Too bad the tour went so fast that we had not the time to see all the pictures and items there. It was pretty cool to actually be in the studio where so many hits were recorded by all these big stars.

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