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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • 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.

Current Exhibit

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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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


9 - 12 Grade | July 9 - 19

Ignite is a two-week program designed for high school-aged singers who want to take their musical talents to the next level...

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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 8 Grade | August 6 - 16

For middle-school students passionate about music, we offer Spark, a day camp that helps students write and perform music together...

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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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Events

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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Rocket Plaza at Motown Museum

Events are Free and Open to the Public

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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.

Expansion

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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-8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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A Bold New Future

“It brings me real joy, and I am proud and humbled to know, that the inclusive legacy of Motown, and the most talented people who are so near and dear to my heart, will have their stories told in this new Museum.”

Berry Gordy, Founder, Motown Records

The culmination of years of planning, hard work, and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, multi-phase, $65 million Motown Museum expansion—the heart of which is called Hitsville NEXT—will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.

Headquartered in three historic, Motown-era homes on West Grand Boulevard, Hitsville NEXT is a creative hub for entrepreneurship and education designed to offer impactful, community-focused engagement programs in a state-of-the-art facility.

Once the full expansion is complete, it will feature:

  • Dynamic, Interactive Exhibits
  • Professional Recording Studio
  • An Expanded Retail Experience 
  • State-of-the-Art Performance Theater
  • A Casual-Style Café offering light food and drinks  

The new Motown Museum will be designed and built around the current Museum space and cherished Hitsville U.S.A. house.

With new facilities, new programs and new resources coming online, Motown Museum will continue to enhance accessibility, elevate surrounding communities and cement our role as a global leader in providing education and world-class resources for budding artists and entrepreneurs.

From the moment the Motown Museum expansion was first announced, the response has been overwhelming—and deeply humbling. Our project has received support from celebrities, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as dignitaries, civic and community leaders.

This expansion would not have been possible without their generosity and sincere commitment to the future vision of this institution—but it’s not finished yet. Make your support felt by making a donation to Motown Museum’s expansion campaign now.

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