Extended Summer Hours

From may 25 until Labor Day, September 3, 2018, The museum is open 9:00am to 6:00pm.

On Saturday, June 9, the museum will close at 2:00pm for The special event,
Night at the lorraine.
 

How to Get Here

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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

 

MLK50 commemoration

 

 

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.



RUBY BRidges reading festival

Civil rights activist, education advocate, and 2015 Freedom Award honoree, Ruby Bridges-Hall, is in Memphis for the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival on May 19 from 10am-3pm. The FREE, family-friendly festival features children's book giveaways, live performances and children’s activities.

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NIGHT at the Lorraine

Step back in time with an evening of food, music and fun in celebration of the vibrant history of the Lorraine Motel.

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Small but Mighty Storytime

Join us for a story and an activity for young activists (ages 2-5 years old) on Wednesdays and a Saturday in June and July.

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Drop the Mic Symposium & Slam

The 2018 Drop the Mic Poetry Slam & Symposium theme is “Freedom Forward,” and it is a step further, imploring artists/activists to go beyond identifying the social issues plaguing the nation. The Call for Poetry Slam entries is open and the deadline is JULY 13.  Seasoned poets or educators can submit Symposium Workshop Proposals until the JUNE 29 deadline.

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Freedom Award

Save the date for October 18 for this year's Freedom Award in honor of individuals who made a national and global impact on civil and human rights.

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Upcoming Events

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

All Events

MLK50: A Legacy Remembered

reflects on the 50 years since King’s tragic death.  It surveys the historic reaction to his death while also examining the continued impact of his legacy on people and events throughout the world. Showing through December 2018.

 

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.

Learn more

 

From the Vault: Collections Blog

Click to check out the latest artifacts and photos From the Vault, our collections blog.

"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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  • 10% discount on museum shop purchases in store and online
  • member-exclusive exhibit preview invitations
  • 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.

  • Thank You! Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    By Terri Lee Freeman Museum President A little over a month ago, we were singularly focused on MLK50.  Not just the commemoration itself, but for the National Civil Rights Museum, each indi...
  • In Memoriam - Art Shay Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    By Dr. Noelle N. Trent,  Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education  Nearly one month after his 96th birthday, April 28,  Chicago-based, Bronx-born pho...
  • Museum Statement on the Passing of Hugh Masekela and Wyatt Tee Walker Wednesday, January 24, 2018
      January 23, 2018 will go down in civil rights history as a sad day.  Two of the icons of the 20th century civil rights movement made their transition – Ramapolo Hugh Masekel...