The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is located at:

One Key Plaza, 751 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114, USA

The building was designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei. The Museum’s collection is known as one of the most important rock and roll collections in the world. It is one of the most popular halls of fame in the USA. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum serves as host of the permanent Hall of Fame exhibit and houses:

• Interactive exhibits
• Films
• Videos
• Poignant artifacts

In addition, the Museum stages several temporary exhibits throughout the year which include:

• Large-scale exhibits that occupy the top two levels of the building

The Museum produces:

• Educational programs for the public such as concerts, lectures, panel discussions, film series, teacher education and other events.

It is a nonprofit organization, opening in 1995, with the primary goal of:

• Educating visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and significance of rock and roll music


10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (open until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday), Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

These hours are subject to change without notice.

Admission Fees (year of 2007)

General Public

• Adults: $20
• Seniors (60+): $14
• Children ages 9 to 12: $11
• Children eight years of age and under: FREE

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Museum or in advance. Call 800-493.ROLL for further information.


• There are elevators for all levels
• There are a limited supply of wheelchairs and strollers at the Information Desk located on the Plaza level
• If you need a wheelchair, you can call them 24 hours in advance to have a wheelchair waiting for curbside pickup from fire lane at 216-515-1266
• Braille guides and foreign language brochures are available in German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese
• Closed captioning for hearing impaired must be activated by a Visitor Services Representative
• Accommodations for nursing mothers

In the Museum store you will find:

• CDs
• Collectibles and other items
• Gift Certificates

The Museum has a café that features light meals and refreshments which is accessible to ticketed Museum visitors and members. Café does not accept credit cards.

Photography and video are allowed only in the Museum Lobby. Cameras can be left at the coat and camera checkroom on the Museum’s Ground level.

Parental Advisories

The mature themes and images within some exhibits warrant parental advisory. These exhibits are found in the exhibit guide available upon entering the Museum.

Rental of Facility

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is available to host your special events. Examples are:

Networking events
• Formal dinner parties
• Wedding receptions

Their glass monument to the history of rock and roll creates a harbor-side sweep of the city and lakefront that rises 160 feet above Lake Erie.

Exhibit Highlights:

• Rock’s roots with displays on the blues, gospel, rhythm and blues and country, folk and bluegrass
• Music scenes in various US cities and overseas; Memphis in the fifties to Detroit; Liverpool and San Francisco in the sixties, Los Angeles in the seventies, New York and London in the seventies and eighties and Seattle in the nineties
• Rock’s early years
• Soul music
• Today’s chart topping
• Up-and-coming artists
• The evolution of audio technology and Ohio’s musical heritage
• Individual artists exhibits such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hendrix and Les Paul
• A re-creation of the legendary Sun Studios that features original recording equipment used by producer Sam Phillips

As rock and roll continues to evolve, the Museum develops new permanent and temporary exhibits of varying sizes. Their exhibits are known as among the world’s most significant interpretations of rock and roll history.

Source: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, USA online

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