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Museum Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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 second you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with the voices of Motown and a profound sense of history and significance.

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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 Singing Competition


Ages 16+ | September - January

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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Spark Summer Camp
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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 9 Grade | August 2 - 13

Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent....

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


10 - 12 Grade | August 2 - 13

Ignite offers a day program for high school aged singers that will take them on a journey of artistic visioning through collaborative performance opportunities, group lessons and workshops catered to the foundation of artist development....

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Hitsville NEXT 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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Lyric Project: Songwriter Showcase


July 16, 2021 @ 7PM EST

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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Grand Finale


April 29, 2021 @ 7pm

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Private Events

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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: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
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Due to the unforeseen flood and the highly anticipated expansion, we will be closed for tours until Summer of 2022. Please read our full statement.

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Hours, Admissions & Guidelines

Your safety is our top priority!

Due to the unforeseen flood and damage we’ve experienced, and the highly anticipated expansion construction schedule, Motown Museum will be closed for tours until Summer of 2022. We apologize for this inconvenience and invite guests to continue connecting with us and celebrating the legacy of Motown by enjoying our outdoor space, including snapping your photo on the iconic front steps of Hitsville USA, walking our new “Still Going On” outdoor exhibit, exploring our retail pop-up shop opening in August, and sing along to Motown music in our Dancing in the Street Park. For our non-local Detroit fans, please continue engaging with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we continue to virtually celebrate Motown each week.

Museum Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Closed on the following holidays

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve

Parking:

There is street parking available near the museum. We recommend downloading and signing up for the Park Detroit App prior to your trip.



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Guidelines

Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis and may sell out. Tickets can be purchased up to 21 days in advance online. We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets early online.

Our greatest priority has been and continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members. We have trained out staff on protocols and procedures to ensure everyone is safe. Read more on our safety measures.

  • No Videography
  • No Food/Drink
  • No Backpacks, Luggage, or Strollers

Accessibility and Special Needs

Motown Museum guided tours provide personalized service to visitors. Equipped with an elevator, ramp for wheelchairs and wheelchair-accessible restrooms, we welcome any and all guests with special needs—our exhibits are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs.

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