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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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Lyric Project


Ages 14-18 | June 20 - 30

During this two-week workshop, participants will be immersed in the foundations of songwriting, music production, and the art of communicating powerful and authentic emotion....

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


9 - 12 Grade | July 11 - 21

Ignite offers a day program for high-school-age singers and songwriters to engage deeply in artistic visioning, collaborative performance, group lessons, and workshops focused on artist development....

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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 8 Grade | August 1 - 11

Spark is a day camp that provides middle-school-aged participants the opportunity to write and perform music together, explore career opportunities in the music industry, dig into the legacy of Motown, and foster creativity and artistry....

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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.

Calendar of Events
Hitsville NEXT Events

AMPLIFY: the Sound of Detroit Finale


March 15, 2023

Gem Theatre Detroit

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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Competition


August 2022

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Private Events

Interested in hosting your own event at Motown?

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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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The Motown Museum is now open and once again offering immersive, interactive tours! Book a Tour!

Heard it through the Grapevine

Browse the latest news, announcements and press releases surrounding Motown Museum and our lineup of Detroit programming and events.

Collections

The Spinners Heartwarming Return to Motown


May 2023

The Spinners made a heartwarming return to the Motown Museum to donate an incredible collection of stage outfits and shoes.

News

Amplify Winner, Drey Skonie, Performs on Live in the D


April 2023

Drey Skonie, the 2023 Amplify:The Sound of Detroit Winner, performed on WDIV's morning show Live in the D.

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Applications Now Open for The Pop Shop


April 2023

The Pop Shop is a unique mentoring opportunity for young entrepreneurs to experiment with business concepts and explore career paths adjacent and connected to the music industry.

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Detroit’s Drey Skonie wins Amplify


March 2023

Drey Skonie wowed judges with a performance of the Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby” to win the “Amplify: The Sound of Detroit” competition.

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Motown’s Amplify Competition Returns to the Stage


March 2023

For the past five months, next to the storied Hitsville, U.S.A., house where stars were born, some new artists have been singing and dancing their way into the Motown family.

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Robin Terry, Opening Keynote at Local History Conference


March 2023

This keynote will detail not only the history of the Museum but also its ongoing expansion efforts.

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