Museum of Pop Culture

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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10 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.  Full review →



This multicolored blobular building, a 140,000-square-foot rock-and-roll museum designed by Frank Gehry, is home to the world's largest collection of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Seattle's most controversial architectural statement is the 140,000-square-foot complex designed by architect Frank Gehry. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The brainchild of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and designed by avant-garde architect Frank Gehry, who is known for pushing the envelope of architectural design. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Recently rebranded as the EMP Museum, this dramatic marriage of super-modern architecture and rock-n-roll history was inaugurated as The Experience Music Project (EMP) in 2000. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Highlights such Seattle artists as Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. Full review →

Frequent live acts are presented in the Sky Church concert hall.

Not For Tourists

A billionaire's rock memorabilia collection and a public eyesore. Full review →


On the Grid

So much is offered in one space, it’s hard to know where to begin Full review →


Travel + Leisure

This museum was born as the Experience Music Project, a grand statement by local billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who wanted a monument to rock and roll. Full review →



The EMP Museum is now MoPOP Museum of Popular Culture. Full review →

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