National Ornamental Metal Museum
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Decorative metalwork is a hallmark of the design and architecture of the American South, and the Metal Museum is dedicated to the art of fine metalwork, as well as its history. Exhibits range from... Read More
Decorative metalwork is a hallmark of the design and architecture of the American South, and the Metal Museum is dedicated to the art of fine metalwork, as well as its history. Exhibits range from an examination of piercing to antique weapons; wandering through four galleries filled with artifacts and artwork are always an interesting way to spend an afternoon. Working artists are often on hand to demonstrate their crafts,and there's even a working blacksmith shop on site. A beautiful sculpture garden on the grounds overlooking the Mississippi is one of the most scenic spots in town.
374 Metal Museum Dr
Memphis, TN 38106
- Best Attractions & Activities, Museums, Attractions near FedExForum: "The museum's gift shop offers the best selection of unique handcrafted gifts of any museum in the city."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Metal Museum is one of the most unique museums for its subject matter - and gives an entirely different perspective on the decorative arts.
- Best for Museums Because: Not only can you explore the artistry of metalwork at the museum, you can experience it firsthand at the on-site blacksmith shop.
- Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: The Metal Museum is one of the most unusual art museums we've encountered, and is just a short cab ride from the Forum.