Memphis Museums Need Your Donations Now More Than Ever

Since the dawn of human history, art, artifacts, and the historical record of those most important milestones of our collective heritage have been the keystones and indications of our history. Over time, collections of antiquities, significant artistic achievements, and celebrations of the surreal and creative have been housed safely and placed on display in museums around the world. Due to Covid-19, there is a strong possibility that one out of every three of these hallowed homes of our history could be shut down forever, being forced to sell their invaluable works of art to private collectors, never to be displayed for all to see again. 

According to the American Alliance of Museums, over 12,000 Museums nationwide have been closed down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and just as alarmingly, 90% of the museums that have been steadfast enough to survive only have enough to continue normal operations for 12 months or less. 

As the home to over 25 museums in the city alone, Memphis has some of the most important museums in the country within its city limits. Places that sing the songs of the past, hallowed halls where the art and music of our beautiful city have been celebrated for generations may not survive to share their stories for much longer. The only way to save our history is to donate what we can, and visit as many times as possible, as funding for these institutions comes mainly from donations and ticket sales. The following is a list of all of the  Museums in Memphis, where to visit them, and most importantly, how to Donate to them. This pandemic may have taken away so much, but we will persevere. We must all come together to save our identity, and the history that defines our city, and our nation.  

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Art Museum of the University of Memphis

Visit: 3750 Norriswood Ave, Memphis, TN 38152

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art


Visit: 119 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Blues Hall of Fame


Visit: 421 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Burkle Estate


Visit: 826 N. SECOND ST. MEMPHIS, TN 38107



Visit: 1987 Indian Village Dr, Memphis, TN 38109

Children’s Museum of Memphis


Visit: 2525 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

The Cotton Museum


Visit: 65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Davies Manor


Visit: 9336 Davies Plantation Rd, Bartlett, TN 38133

Dixon Gallery and Gardens


Visit: 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

Fire Museum of Memphis


Visit: 118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103



Visit: Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

Lichterman Nature Center


Visit: 5992 Quince Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

Magevney House


Visit: 198 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Mallory–Neely House


Visit: 652 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art


Visit: 1934 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

Memphis Music Hall of Fame


Visit: 126 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103

Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum


Visit: 545 S Main St #121, Memphis, TN 38101

Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum


Visit: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103

Mud Island, Memphis


Visit: 125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103

National Civil Rights Museum


Visit: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103

National Ornamental Metal Museum


Visit: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106

Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium


Visit: 3050 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

Stax Museum of American Soul Music


Visit: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126

Woodruff-Fontaine House


Visit: 680 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

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