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Memphis, 1950s

This gallery takes visitors on an adventure as Riley B. King finds his way to the airwaves of WDIA where you can hear firsthand accounts of Riley’s conversion to the Beale Street Boy.


The Theatre

Start your journey through the Mississippi Delta and the life of B.B. King in a theater featuring the very latest in high-definition projection and audio technology.


The Final Decade

Exhibits that focus on the last decade of B.B. King’s life have been added to the award-winning museum that bears his name. Items acquired from King that are part of the 4,500 s.f. addition include two of his personal automobiles—a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and a custom painted Chevy El Camino.


Memorial Courtyard

Along with the existing granite tablet to mark the final resting place of the King of the Blues, part of the Memorial Garden is a life-size bronze of King holding his beloved Lucille - the perfect chance for photo opportunities.

Admissions & Tour Info

REGULAR HOURS (temporary)
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday Closed

* Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

* Military discounts available with valid ID.
* Prices subject to change without notice.

Juneteenth Closed
The Day before Thanksgiving Closed after Noon
Thanksgiving Day Closed
Christmas Eve Closed after Noon
Christmas Day Closed 
New Years Eve Closed after Noon
New Years Day Closed
Members FREE
Adults 18+ $15
Over 60 Years $12
Students (with valid ID) $10
Children (5-17) $10
Children under 5 FREE
Group tours of 20+ adults $12 per person
School groups of 20+ $3 per student
* Bus driver and one adult admitted free for every 10 students

Catered Tour Group Packages are also available for 20 or more adults. These include admission to the Museum, a catered lunch at Club Ebony and, a live blues musician to perform during the lunch at Club Ebony. If you have any questions regarding the pricing or other available packages, please contact Robert Terrell at 662-887-9539 or

B.B. King – A Web Film Series