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“This is a museum for movie and music lovers!”

Museum of Pop Culture
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Ranked #54 of 489 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit a museum like no other on earth.MoPOP, located next to Seattle’s historic Space Needle, houses some of the world’s most legendary pop culture artifacts. Test your DJ skills in Sound Lab, and get the scoop on the world’s most mesmerizing producers of pop culture. Hands-on experiences, iconic artifacts, and award-winning exhibitions featuring luminaries in the fields of music, literature, television, and film make MoPOP a destination unlike any other.
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is an awesome museum! Tons of movie and music memorabilia - for both young and old. We saw the Marvel exhibit which was very cool. High recommend this museum if you are visiting Seattle.

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

In a unique building designed by Frank Gehry the displays are fascinating.....Horror movie items and themes in a dungeon like atmosphere, Star Trek items, grunge rock collections of costumes, instruments , music and artists, a music room that is interactive and just plain cool.....Not a place to miss for adults and kids ( not young kids)

Thank Richard1140
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The building is cool but there are several entrances and the gift shop area is open to the nonpaying public. As you wander, staff has to check that you have a sticker to go past various points. A more conventional design would probably have reduced staffing costs.

In the sound lab you can play instruments alone of in groups. It is nice but too many areas were "out of service for repairs." That was disappointing.

I like the old movie displays and the video interviews were great.

Another reviewer said

How can a museum which documents and exhibits Jimi
Hendrix, Pearl Jam & Nirvana, and the Marvel Universe
story be bad?

Well for one thing by having mood lighting that made it hard to read the captions on the displays.

I am glad to have gone but can't imagine going back

Thank Travellingdude2
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

How can a museum which documents and exhibits Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam & Nirvana, and the Marvel Universe story be bad? Simply put, it is a terrific and fun homage to our pop culture, with the Seattle music scene as a major part. Plenty to see, read, experience, and play about this place. Highly recommend a visit, especially if you want to learn more about Stan Lee, musicians who influenced two different generations, and like fantasy and horror genres. Really well-done and worthwhile!

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

After visiting the Chihuly Garden and Glass, my wife thought we should try and take advantage of where we were (Seattle Center) to see something else in the area. We are not Space Needle type people, so the next choice was the Museum of Pop Culture. Conveniently, it was on our City Pass, that we had just purchased, so we could essentially go there for free...

We opted not to pay for the extra for the Marvel Comics special exhibit. And sadly, the Star Trek exhibit had just closed (and the Pearl Jam exhibit that would take its place was not yet up). But we still managed to have some fun exploring the Science Fiction and Fantasy exhibits. And we spent a huge amount of time lunging in chairs in front of the Sky Church, the museum's stadium height video screen in the middle of the museum that shows very interesting music videos all day long. That was our favorite thing about the museum.

1  Thank Charming_Karl
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