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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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Bonus Tracks


10 - 12 Grade | February 27 - April 4

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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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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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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AMPLIFY: The Sound of Detroit Grand Finale


March 16, 2024

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

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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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  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
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  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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Creating Opportunity

December 2023

As you know, Detroit has served as a launching pad for some of the most iconic artists and entrepreneurs of our time.  Today sadly, most of the young aspiring artists chasing the same dream, must leave the city to pursue their music careers. Motown Museum is committed to serving the artist community, retaining talent in the city, and restoring Detroit’s vibrant music scene.

To do this, it is critical we provide access to a creative community, artist development training, industry executive networks and platforms to showcase talent. This is the formula that proved to be so successful for Motown and is the reason Motown Museum, in that same spirit, has established Hitsville NEXT.

At the heart of the Motown Museum campus, Hitsville NEXT offers uniquely curated programs which offer guidance and a platform designed to nurture and elevate tomorrow’s music and history makers.  For almost 10 years, Motown Museum has worked with legacy Motown artists, creatives and executives to mentor aspiring artists by offering needed personal and career development.   

“They really understood what we did, we did for longevity, not just for the moment. I wanted these young artists to know how much work it takes to perfect your craft. They listened to me not just as a mentor, but also as a friend.” – Lois Reeves of the Vandellas

Motown Museum’s artist development programs enhance natural talent by providing vocal coaching, professional styling, rehearsals with the Museum’s Artistic Director, free studio time in the Hitsville NEXT recording studio and participation in master classes led by entertainment industry leaders.   

Once confident and prepared, Artists are given the platform to perform and compete. Through these unique opportunities, dreamers like program participant Samuel have access to outlets for innovation, expression and allowing for talent growth and personal discovery.

“My experience at Motown Museum was humbling yet also boosted my self-esteem. I learned so much about myself, music, collaboration, and the industry. I’m so proud of myself and I’m thankful for all the support I received.” – Samuel Pickens

We are beyond proud of the artists who have come through our programs.  In 2023 alone, our Hitsville NEXT artists have performed on Good Morning America, opened for Motown legends, the Commodores, headlined at Detroit’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, performed alongside international stars at the first ever Afro Beats Festival in Detroit, and traveled to California to meet with industry leaders at Universal Music Group/Sony to learn about all aspects of the music business.

Your gift empowers Motown Museum to create real opportunities for aspiring musicians and singers that are powerful and transformative. Additionally, your gift helps retain Detroit’s talent population and helps restore our global reputation as a major music city. We appreciate your generosity and we hope you will continue to support our mission, so together we can create life-changing experiences for the next generation.

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