The best museums in Nashville in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Nashville, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Nashville:

  1. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum1

    Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee , is one of the world's largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music . Chartered in 1964, the museum has amassed one of the world's most extensive musical collectio
  2. Belmont Mansion2

    Belmont Mansion

    Belmont Mansion , also known as Acklen Hall , and originally known as Belle Monte , Belle Mont or Belmont , is a historic mansion located in Nashville, Tennessee . It was built by Joseph and Adelicia Acklen to serve as the center of their 180-acre summer estate in what was then country outside the c
  3. Johnny Cash Museum3

    Johnny Cash Museum

    Discover the world of the world-famous musician Johnny Cash. You'll learn about his life here as well as see various memorabilia.
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  5. Rca Studio B4

    Rca Studio B

  6. Frist Art Museum5

    Frist Art Museum

    The Frist Art Museum , formerly known as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts , is an art exhibition hall in Nashville, Tennessee , housed in the city's historic U.S. Post Office building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places .
  7. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum6

    Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

    The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (MHOF) in Nashville honors all musicians regardless of genre or instrument. The MHOF timeline starts with the beginning of recorded music and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professio
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  9. Lane Motor Museum7

    Lane Motor Museum

    Lane Motor Museum is located in Nashville, Tennessee and features a collection of mostly European automobiles. The museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization , founded by Jeff and Susan Lane, his father having founded the family's automotive extrusion business, L&L Products in Romeo, Mich. in 195
  10. Nashville Zoo At Grassmere8

    Nashville Zoo At Grassmere

    The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a zoological garden and historic plantation farmhouse located 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Downtown Nashville . As of 2014, the zoo was middle Tennessee's top paid attraction and contained 6,230 individual animals, encompassing 339 species. The zoo's site is approx
  11. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage9

    Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

    The Hermitage is a historical museum located in Davidson County, Tennessee , United States, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Nashville . The 1,000+ acre site was owned by Andrew Jackson , the seventh president of the United States , from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845. It also serves
  12. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art10

    Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art

    Cheekwood is a 55-acre (22 ha) historic estate on the western edge of Nashville, Tennessee that houses the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens . Formerly the residence of Nashville's Cheek family, the 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m ) Georgian -style mansion was opened as a botanical garden and art museum in 19
  13. Tennessee State Museum11

    Tennessee State Museum

    The Tennessee State Museum is a large museum in Nashville depicting the history of the U.S. state of Tennessee . The current facility opened on October 4, 2018, at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street at the foot of Capitol Hill by the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park . The 13
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    Cooter's Place

    Nashville’s one and only Dukes of Hazzard Museum and Shop. And it is operated by ol’Cooter himself! Free admission.
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  16. Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum13

    Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum

    Travellers Rest , also known as Golgotha , is a former plantation and historic plantation house , located in Nashville , Tennessee . The first owner of the site was John Overton in 1796, who built the first family home in 1799. For many years this plantation was worked and maintained by enslaved Bla
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    Adventure Science Center

    Great place for kids to learn and have fun at the same time. Look forward to many interactive exhibits plus a planetarium.
  18. Tennessee Central Railway Museum15

    Tennessee Central Railway Museum

    The Tennessee Central Railway Museum ( TCRM , reporting mark TCRX ) is a railroad museum located in Nashville, Tennessee . It is a small non-profit facility which is preserving the heritage of rail transport in Tennessee and the central South. The museum's name honors the former Tennessee Central
  19. Tennessee Walking Horse Museum16

    Tennessee Walking Horse Museum

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    National Museum of African American Music

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    Madame Tussauds Nashville

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    Tennessee Agricultural Museum

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    Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

    A sport museum that features football and basketball exhibits, interactive games and plenty of interesting sport videos.

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