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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.

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 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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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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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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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.


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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-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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National Legacy Council

The Motown Museum’s National Legacy Council is a distinguished group of industry leaders charged with lending their name and support to the Motown Museum Expansion Campaign. These members provide not only financial support, advice and awareness, they play a crucial role ensuring the success of an expanded Motown Museum that will celebrate the important legacy of Motown and empower generations to come.

Berry Gordy Jr.
Honorary Chairman
Founder, Motown Records

Robin R. Terry
Chairwoman / Chief Executive Officer, Motown Museum

Vivian R. Pickard
Museum Trustee / President & CEO, The Pickard Group

John W. Rogers, Jr.
Chairman / Co-Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Investments

Reggie Van Lee
Partner / Chief Transformation Officer, The Carlyle Group


Myra Anderson
Executive Director / President, Sean Anderson Foundation

Sean “Big Sean” Anderson
Multi-Platinum Artist / Philanthropist

Martha Boudreau
Executive Vice President / Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, AARP

Joseph Cobb
Musician / Founder, Stone Group Records

Suzanne dePasse
Co-chairwoman, de Passe Jones Entertainment Group

Joseph Hinrichs
President / Chief Executive Officer, CSX

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Founder & President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Edna Kane-Williams
Executive Vice President / Chief Diversity Officer, AARP

Wright Lassiter III
Chief Executive Officer, CommonSpirit Health

Tim & Deborah Melton
Partner, Jones Day

Carol Perrin
Chief Executive Officer, TGC Management, LLC (The affiliated companies of Berry Gordy)

Dr. William Pickard
Executive Chairman / Founder, GAA New Ventures

Bruce Resnikoff
President / Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe)

Leon C. Richardson
President/CEO, The Chemico Group, LLC

Matt Rizik
Chief Tax Officer / CEO, Rock Ventures

Smokey Robinson
Legendary Motown Singer / Songwriter / Producer

James U. “Jimmy” Settles Jr.
Museum Trustee / UAW Vice President (Retired) / Group Executive for Neighborhoods, City of Detroit (Retired)

Matt Simoncini
Museum Trustee / President and CEO, Lear Corporation (Retired) / Director, Luminar

Joel D. Tauber & Shelley Tauber
President, Tauber Enterprises / Benefactor, Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan

Gary Torgow
Chairman, Huntington National Bank

Stevie Wonder
Legendary Motown Artist / Music Icon

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