The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the preservation and promotion of fine metalwork.
The museum, housed in a 1930’s brick building on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River that was formerly used as a U.S. Marine Hospital, features over 3000 items in its permanent collection.
Apart from other similar museums, the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis “isn’t just a place where art is displayed; it’s a place where art is made.”
|Address:||374 Metal Museum Drive, Memphis, Tennessee 38106|
|Exhibits:||Exhibits change every ten to twelve weeks and range from jewelry and hollowware in precious metals to sculpture and architectural ironwork.|
|Hours||Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and during exhibit changes.
Seniors 62+: $4.00
Students (with valid ID) and Children 5-18: $3.00
Free for children under 5, Museum Members, AASLH members, and tour bus operators.
Hours and admission fees subject to change. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the museum in question before planning your visit.