Where is the museum located?
In walking distance of each of the city’s major league sports stadiums and with an adjacent public transportation link within a block, the Museum will find its groove amid a wide variety of concerts, events and Convention Center visitors. Its home base is officially known as the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district, a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that includes office and residential space, a 212-room hotel, and a variety of restaurants, shopping destinations and upscale movie theatre. Nearby, visitors can enjoy exciting developments such as the Gateway Mall Conservancy, CityArchRiver 2015 Initiative, and Citygarden.
What are the hours of the Museum?
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM— 5:00 PM
Fridays open late! Museum closes 8:30 PM
Sunday & Monday 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
How do I get to the Museum?
If I drive to the Museum, where can I park?
I’m not a Blues fan, should I still visit?
Beyond celebrating the music, the National Blues Museum connects the world to American history and culture and provides a pathway which transcends boundaries of race and background. Through artifacts and cutting-edge technology, the Museum allows Blues aficionados to explore and revel in its history and will engage new audiences in the genre.
Blues music is foundational to every other type of American music and the Museum demonstrates the role the Blues has played in shaping and chronicling the triumphs and challenges of American history and culture. Throughout a visit, visitors can creatively find their own voices, as Blues musicians have done for generations. Ultimately, the National Blues Museum will nurture understanding, creativity, and the arts –a musical beacon calling visitors to reflect, create, understand, and participate.
How much does it cost to visit the Museum?
Adults (18 years and older) – $15
Seniors Over 65 – $12
Ret. or Active Military – $12
College student with school ID – $10
Children ages 5-17 – $10
Children under 5 – FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
Admission tickets can be purchased at the National Blues Museum box office only.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets for the National Blues Museum can be purchased by visiting the Museum’s box office.
Tickets for Howlin’ Friday concerts and Soulful Sunday concerts can be purchased by visiting the box office at the National Blues Museum or calling the box office to reserve your ticket over the phone at 314-925-0016 ext. 403. *Tickets for concerts are non-refundable.
Does the Museum offer group discounts?
Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Adults (18 years and older) – $12 per person
Seniors Over 65 – $10 per person
School Groups – $5 per student (Bus driver and one adult admitted free for every 10 students)
What if I just want to visit the gift shop instead of the entire museum?
That’s fine with us! The gift shop is 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm. We sell all types of museum souvenirs and blues memorabilia inside the shop, including magnets, t-shirts, cups, guitar picks, key chains, and more. We also sell blues CDs and DVDs, as well as souvenirs pertaining exclusively to St. Louis. Call 314-925-0016 x 403 for more info.
Can I bring my snack/beverage into the Museum?
The Museum does not allow food or drink of any kind to be consumed inside both the permanent and temporary exhibition space. Trash cans are provided at the entrance for visitors to dispose of any food or beverages before entering.
Is the Museum accessible to guests with disabilities?
The Museum is wheelchair accessible, and Segways are also permitted in the Museum when used by individuals with disabilities as their chosen mobility device. Eliminating barriers to accessibility within the Museum is paramount in allowing all optimum access to the Museum experience.
Can I store luggage or other items during my Museum visit?
Museum visitors are welcome to carry a small purse or other bag with them. The Museum does not have facilities for the storage of larger baggage or cases; thus these are prohibited.
How can I sign up for the Museum's e-newsletter?
Visit our Stay Connected page for a list of our social media platforms and to subscribe to our e-newsletter.
Can I have my wedding, reception, private party, meeting or event in the Museum?
Yes. The National Blues Museum is an ideal place to book your wedding, corporate dinner, or meeting. The Museum is available for rent after hours and use of our catering service will provide ease and affordability. Learn more via our Museum Rentals page.