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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm

We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve

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Motown Museum is the beating heart of the extraordinary Motown legacy—a destination that brings together people and ideas from different generations, and celebrates the past while simultaneously building a bridge to the future.

About Motown Museum

To ensure our vast collection maintains public visibility, and to keep things fresh for our guests, Motown Museum changes its main gallery exhibit 1-2 times per year. Here is what’s currently showing at our museum.

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Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the moment you step on the plaza, you’ll be immersed in the Motown sound and will experience a profound sense of history.

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Hitsville NEXT Programs

Our uniquely curated community programs emphasize education, entrepreneurship and equity—with experiences, mentoring and exposure that nurtures and elevates tomorrow’s history makers. Museum programs cultivate creativity and entrepreneurship in budding talent, allowing great art, big ideas and innovation to flourish.

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Amplify: The Sound of Detroit

Ages 16+ | January 2024 - March 2024

An open to the public, family-oriented event, AMPLIFY seeks to build on the rich legacy of Motown, celebrate the unique voices of Detroit...

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Bonus Tracks

10 - 12 Grade | February 27 - April 2

Bonus Tracks is a FREE after-school program that gives high school students an opportunity to explore exciting career pathways in the music industry...

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Lyric Project

Ages 14-18 | June 18 – 28

Lyric Project is a two-week workshop that helps students learn about songwriting, music production, and communicating powerful and authentic emotions through music...

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From memorable galas and concert performances, to community celebrations and educational programs, we host a range of special events throughout the year.

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Carols & Cocoa

Friday, December 1, 2023 • 6 - 9p.m.

Motown Museum

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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Competition

September 22, 2023

The Cube, Detroit

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Motown Legacy

As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, the legendary Motown portfolio made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a signature Motown Sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.

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Like many other African Americans in the early 20th century, Berry Gordy, Sr. and his wife, Bertha Fuller Gordy, came North from Georgia to find a better life for themselves and their family.

Gordy Family

Motown is an extended family of some of the most iconic and influential artists, musicians and songwriters of our time. Brought together by destiny through their love for making music, they found themselves making history.

Motown Artists

The culmination of years of planning, hard work and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, $50 million Motown Museum expansion project will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.


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When you contribute to the Motown Museum, you become part of a rich musical and cultural legacy. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit, tax-exempt organization in Detroit.

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Museum Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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The Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic! Book A Tour

New Exhibit!

Claudette Robinson: A Motown Her-story

Claudette Robinson's—The First Lady of Motown—accomplishments make her not only an important figure for Motown, but for music history. This exhibition celebrates Claudette’s voice as a Miracle, her role as an artist, and her legacy as a Black woman. This is Her-story.

A Hitsville NEXT Production

AMPLIFY Returns for another year!

Pre-registration is open!

This year we’re going LIVE for Amplify auditions! Hopeful contestants are encouraged to pre-register following the link below to secure your spot, as spots will fill up fast! Click the link below for more information.

In Partnership with Crossroads of Michigan

Carols & Cocoa

Sing, Sip and Shop Around

Come grab unique holiday gifts only found in our gift shop. Try a tasty hot chocolate and decorate an ornament with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We'll have a DJ curating the holiday energy, karaoke and a holiday movie all in one night!

Motown Museum Expansion

From Groundbreaking to Breaking New Ground

The culmination of years of planning, hard work, and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, multi-phase, $50 million Motown Museum expansion project-the heart of which is called Hitsville NEXT-will grow the Museum campus to a nearly 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.

Shop Around!

Visit Our Retail Store or Shop Online!

Come on in and shop around our Motown Museum retail store, now open inside the Museum. For our out-of-town friends, we have an online shop full of exclusive Motown merchandise!

Hitsville House 1

Come See About Us

Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm

Guests will be transported through time while viewing curated exhibits, the actual apartment Berry Gordy lived in with his family during the label’s earliest days, along with original recording equipment and the legendary Studio A. Each tour is led by a knowledgeable guide, who will share the interesting history, fascinating anecdotes and captivating stories that all took place at Hitsville U.S.A.

Bold New Future

Interior Museum Expansion Renderings Revealed

A bold new future is happening now at Motown Museum! We are thrilled to give you a glimpse at two of the many captivating, interactive exhibits that will be included in our upcoming 40,000-square-foot expansion!

It Takes Two

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural institution, Motown Museum would not exist without the support of our generous patrons like you. Whether you’re down the street or across the globe, you can make an impact on the important work we do here in Detroit. Make a donation today and help us preserve the Motown legacy for decades to come—even the smallest amount can make a big difference.

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Berry Gordy Jr. Boulevard
2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208

(313) 875-2264

Motown Museum is located on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit—east of Rosa Parks Boulevard and west of Woodward Ave. and the John C. Lodge Expressway (M-10).

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About Motown Museum

“When I visited Motown Museum, I remembered listening to records as a kid in Liverpool, learning the songs ‘You Really Got a Hold on Me’ (by the Miracles) and ‘Money’ (by Barrett Strong).”

Sir. Paul McCartney, The Beatles

Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards—former Motown Records executive and sister to Motown founder, Berry Gordy—Motown Museum is home to iconic Hitsville U.S.A., Studio A, and an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photographs, apparel and memorabilia.

As one of Michigan’s top international tourist destinations, visitors come from every corner of the globe to explore the latest exhibits, hear interesting stories from knowledgeable tour guides and stand inside the historic spaces where some of the greatest music of all time was recorded.

Our Mission

To preserve, promote and celebrate the authentic Motown Story as a platform for others to flourish as thinkers, creators, neighbors and entrepreneurs.


Our Vision

That all generations will come to know, be inspired and transformed by the Legacy, Sound and the unparalleled cultural and social impact of Motown.


About Hitsville NEXT

“Not only will the expanded museum entertain and tell the stories of talented and creative people who succeeded against all odds, but it will also inspire and create opportunities for people to explore their dreams the way I did mine. I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of that.”

Berry Gordy, Founder, Motown Records

Hitsville NEXT is the educational center of Motown Museum’s newly expanded campus. As the hub of our programming efforts, it is the place in Detroit for talent cultivation, entrepreneurial training and empowerment, music making and professional development for those aspiring to be in the music industry.

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