Downtown Nashville has a Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. It is the only museum in the world that honors musicians for their accomplishments.
The musicians museum is a 30,000 square foot multipurpose complex. It has a reception Hall that can hold approximately 220 seated dinner guests, a movie theater for 90 guests, a performance Hall that can seat 355 guests or 450 standing.
The Performance Hall has an advanced sound system. There is also a School of Music which is open to anyone interested.
Here is where you start your tour after going inside and buying a ticket. Upon entry a small movie theater is to the right. This is where you will watch a starter film.
There is a lot of information so sit back and make yourself comfortable. After the film you will start the maze of displays to discover the life of great musicians.
Take a close look at each of the displays because by doing so you will discover a lot of details about each musician.
Be sure to read the information in each display. As I walked through the halls, I got a different understanding about the musicians than I had before. About half way through the self guided tour there is another theater.
This one will take about 2-1/2 hours to watch but it is worth it. It talked about "The Wrecking Crew" which is a group of musicians that played most of the recordings on the west coast in the 60's. There were others like the Nashville "A Team" and the Detroit "Funk Brothers".
Be sure to not rush through the exhibits. Stop at each one look at what is there and read all the information. You will have a better understanding of the great musicians and what they have done.
It is located in downtown Nashville, on 6th avenue behind the Country Music Hall of Fame. The address is 301 6th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203 Phone 615-244-3263. The hours are Monday through Thursday 10am -6pm, and Friday and Saturday 10am -5pm.
Here is a YouTube video of the Musicians Hall of Fame.