Museums >Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plz, Cleveland, OH | Directions 4411441.507362 -81.697219
Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 10am-5:30pm
Hall of Shame? – We get to the Hall of Shame and are told it is $22 a head to get in....I'm in Cleveland...where am I going to go? So I pay my $22 (X2) and we go into the Hall only to find out that we can come back in 2012 as the place is starting to be renovated. It was old looking and the lightning was not good. No pictures allowed due to agreements with performers. Seems like we could have watched a VH-1 special and got more out of it. They really need to have more interactivity. Not a bright spot for the general Cleveland area.
Another Music Industry Rip-off – Rip-off is the only word I can think of to describe this museum. Let' start with the admission price, $79 for 2 adults and 2 children, 9 & 13 yrs of age. Contrast this to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts - same group- $55. I don't think a comparison of their collections is needed.
We arrive at 12:30 go to the R&R M Cafe and are told "we ran out of food!". All we can find are 2 prepared salads in a cooler and told 'the truck will be here in 20 minutes". Sure. So if the truck is on time that's 20 minutes, 20 minutes to unload, and another 20 minutes to get served. Pathetic.
Then we are told no pictures allowed in the exhibition rooms because of " agreements we have with the artists". Pathetic. Why is it that I can stand my daughter in front of any exhibit at Hard Rock Cafe and take a picture or in front of paintings in the the Boston MFA, which has one of the finest collections of priceless art in the world, and take pictures, but not in the R&R Hall of Shame?
Then there are the exhibits, mostly underlit faded stage costumes and guitars and a few scraps of paper some musician doodled on, all for $79.
Dvd's play that are available for purchase elsewhere. No need to come here to see them.
There was one exhibit that I felt was worthwhile. The have touch screen screens with an artist's image,e.g. Jimi Hendrix and several artists who influenced him. Touch his image and you hear his music, touch the image of an influence and you hear his music, and the influences' selections are well chosen, easy to hear the influence.
The IP Pei building is beautiful but he and the founders of this museum were obviously deaf. It’s all glass and steel and I thank God there was no one playing on stage when we were there.
I have listened to rock since the late 50’s and still do.
This place just shows me that since the music industry can’t rip-off musicians since many distribute their own music now, so they will now rip-off rock music lovers. Pathetic.
Save your time & money for better places.
Booooring – The Rock Hall was awesome when it first opened, everything was new and exciting, but now it's all old and boring. They induct non-rock bands and that is ridiculous, if a rap group ever makes it in there I will throw-up. Also what is with the unduction ceremony not being in Cleveland? It's unfortunate because I love rock music, but they need to shake things up a bit, you can't even take pictures.
An interactive musical mystery tour chronicling the roots of rock. – The Scene
Sleek I.M. Pei architecture overlooking Lake Erie showcases several lifetimes of rock-and-roll goodies. The six-story gem holds hundreds of rare treasures, including rock legends' family photos, Jim Morrison's letters to his mom, Janis Joplin's 1965 Porsche and the suit Elvis wore on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Revisit the Summer of Love with classic concert film footage, experience the psychedelic era, or just admire George Clinton's wardrobe.
Built for music lovers of any age, the museum explores individual artists' careers, as well as the history, culture, and political and social influences of music. One popular video features a minister destroying dozens of LPs of what he claimed was "Satan's music." Candid photos of musical legends grace the gallery walls. The top floor holds the single largest Elvis exhibition outside of Memphis, featuring artifacts such as Presley's crayon box, draft card, Army uniform and Gibson J-200 guitar.
Overpriced rock dinosaur – Lots of Clothing, lots of expense, and amazingly boring for a museum dedicated to the history of Rock & Roll! It's not really worth the money. Go on one of the rare free days if you go at all.
FUN FUN FUN!!! – I was surprised how much fun I had here, because I've heard mixed reviews freom people. But all the exhibits were great, and we spent a few hours looking at everything. I suggest taking some out-of-town visitors. Also, they have student and AAA discounts, and a small restaurant upstairs. There was a cool band playing in the lobby while we were there, and the whole top floor was a special John Lennon exhibit (including hand-written songs, letters, drawings, etc...)
Artists galore – Lots of memorabile of may artists. And the top floor usually is dedicated to one artist. I definetly enjoyed the wall of inductees autographs. The only downside.....no cameras allowed.
Pei building rocks! – The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame has some really cool exhibits. Lots of interactive stuff covering almost every genre of music. Great concerts and special programs! It is also one of the most unique buildings you will find anywhere. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie, it is a definite must see for the music enthusiast!
Cleveland Rocks!! – My boyfriend and I recently went to Cleveland and we are both very into Rock n' Roll music. Our trip lasted six days and of course we went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, since it was the main reason we went to Cleveland. I had an absolute blast seeing actual artifacts from Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin along with the costumes from every rock star imaginable. I felt better at the end about paying $15 for seeing Beatles memorablia and John Lennon's bloodstained glasses and clothes along with everything else! I gave the whole experience a 10! Cleveland has so much to offer and is so accessable.
Rock On! – What a great place to spend a day or two! We really needed more time to dig into everything, but make sure to see the costumes and the Rolling Stones Magazine wall. There are a ton of interactive exhibits that have an amazing depth of information. An unexpected highlight was the room in the Alan Freed exhibit dedicated to disc jockeys. Our group included teenagers and seniors and everyone was able to find plenty of things to catch their interest and musical era!
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