This Nashville museum celebrates the art form that is country music. The bronze bas-relief portraits of every Hall of Fame member are on display in the museum’s high-ceilinged rotunda. Other permanent and temporary exhibits are housed on the upper two floors of this architecturally significant building that has musical elements incorporated into its design. Over 2.5 million artifacts including sound recordings, photographs, moving images, instruments, clothing, sheet music, written material, and other objects are used to share the history of country music with visitors.
The museum offers hands-on activities and workshops for kids and their parents. Young guests will love the creative learning environment in the Taylor Swift Education Center. The center has classrooms, labs, and galleries where children can have fun while learning about country artists and their music. Special programming includes interviews, panel discussions, live performances, and film screenings are scheduled throughout the year. There’s always something new for visitors to see and do at the museum! Circa | The Museum Store sells unique clothing, accessories, and home decor items and you can pick up a one-of-a-kind print at the Hatch Show Print shop in the lobby off of 5th Avenue.
If you want a bite to eat before or after your visit to the museum, there are three on-site eateries to choose from — 222, which serves farm-to-table favorites; Red Onion, a café in the conservatory; and Banjo Sexto Taco, a Mexican restaurant with authentic south-of-the-border cuisine.
Cover photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum