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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.

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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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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Competition


10 Year Anniversary!

Motown Mic: The Spoken Word was created to pay homage to Motown Records’ Black Forum Label— a Motown spoken word label created by Berry Gordy and the Motown Corporation in the ‘70s...

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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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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.

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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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Step into the heart of Motown's golden era and let the rhythm of legends transport you. Book a tour today!

MLK Day at Motown

January 15, 2024

Motown Museum

Youth 17 and under free with paid adult. Promo Code "TICKETS" at checkout.

JOIN US AS WE HONOR DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

In honor of Dr. King’s enduring legacy and impactful advocacy for civil rights, our Hitsville NEXT spoken word artists will present a special poetry display during each guided tour throughout the day.

Furthermore, we are delighted to announce the “Speak Your Dream: Poetry Workshop” aimed at strengthening our community voices. Taking place from 12-4 PM, this workshop, facilitated by Motown MIC finalists, will delve into the art of crafting haikus, acrostic poems, and spoken word pieces. Participants will focus on the theme “Dream,” contributing to the rich history of Motown’s Black Forum label and echoing Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech recorded on the Gordy label in 1963.

As an added bonus, the first 50 guests will receive gift bags equipped with tools to elevate their writing skills. Join us for an empowering day of creativity and reflection.

 

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  • All tour tickets must be purchased inside the Motown Museum’s Box Office. Eventbrite registration does NOT include tour admission.
  • Youth 17 and under will receive free admission with promo code: Tickets. Must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Speak Your Dream: Poetry Workshop is open to all ages and free of charge, however space is limited.

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