Permanent Exhibits

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi aims to educate individuals about the history and cultural significance of American music, and to inspire the next generation to explore and create new forms of music using the roots that have existed in this country for centuries.  The Museum accomplishes this through innovative programming, cutting-edge interactives, and exciting exhibitions.

History of the GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMY Timeline - Follow this colorful timeline of GRAMMY facts to learn the history of the awards and important moments from past GRAMMY telecasts.

Album of the Year - Learn more about each album that captured the top award every year since the awards began.  Use an interactive pad at any one of the pylons to access details about the artist(s), the songs, and the work that earned them one of the most prestigious of GRAMMY Awards.

GRAMMY Archives and Recent Winners - This audio/visual interactive is a "who's who" of the history of the GRAMMY.  Listen to music from some of the world's best artists while you scroll through the winners of GRAMMY Awards®, GRAMMY Hall of Fame® awards, and Special Merit awards.

Great GRAMMY Performances

In this mini surround-sound theater, relax and enjoy curated content related to museum exhibits, rare footage of important musical moments, or some of the best collaborations in previous GRAMMY telecasts. 

On the Red Carpet

This exhibit features original clothing worn on the GRAMMY Red Carpet and on the stage, illustrating the glitz and glamour of Music's Biggest Night.

History of Dance

Have a blast learning new dance moves from GRAMMY winner NE-YO as you step onto our colorful dance floor.  Learn about dance fads through the years inspired by the music of the times.

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Singing & Songwriting / Producing Pods

Keb' Mo' welcomes you into these exciting interacitve pods where you will first write and record your own blues song and then produce your collaboration inside the production pod.  With a variety of mixing capabilities, you can create a hit and store it in the Museum's archives.  Who knows, you may be a future GRAMMY winner!

Iconic Instruments

The exhibit features the actual instruments used in performances by some of the world's leading musicians including, B.B. King and Bruno Mars.

Mono to Surround

In a small acoustically enhanced room, trace the evolution of recorded sound from 1877 until today in the course of a song.

The Roland Room

The Roland Room gives visitors a chance to participate in the music making process. By playing electronic musical instruments, guests will have the opportunity to explore and think critically about how today’s music is crafted. 

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Culture Shock

Against a backdrop of some of modern music’s most revolutionary figures, an audiovisual timeline reveals the past half-century. As you explore Culture Shock, the frequently heated intersection of music and the broader culture is revealed, telling some of society’s most compelling stories, and spurring critical thinking.

Mississippi Gallery

Mississippi Music Bar

Scroll through countless selections of hit songs performed or written by Mississippians and listen to your favorites, or try one that you don't know so well.  From Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodel No. 9" to more recent hits, you will get a taste of all of the genres Mississippi artists have excelled in.

Mississippi Music Table

Enjoy this state-of-the-art interactive exhibit as you watch the artists float across the table.  Select one and it opens up to reveal photos, songs, awards and more.  Listen to a song while you learn about the artist's lineage, share it with a friend, or just "like it" because you do.

Sanders Soundstage

State-of-the-art 130-seat theater. 


The GRAMMY Museum occasionally accepts artifacts through donation and bequest. Please note that the Museum accepts only items that truly fill a gap in the collections and only after careful consideration by the Museum’s Curatorial Team.

If you are interested in donating, please send an email inquiry to including a description of the object, copies of associated information (bill of sale, family or object history, etc.), and a photograph of the object. If the Museum is interested in accepting your donation, museum staff will notify you and discuss the next steps. If the Museum cannot accommodate the donation, we will do our best to recommend a more appropriate museum or repository which can effectively use the object.

Thank you for your continued interest and support!