Musicians are immortalized through their songs and lyrics, which live on forever over the airwaves and on our playlists. But some musicians are so much more than recording artists—they are historic legends.
And where do legends of history belong? In museums, of course. Stacker researched music museums around the world and chose 25 artists who have at least one museum dedicated to them and their music.
Countless musicians across the world and across time have changed sound and culture forever, ushering in new trends, movements, and styles of music. From Bob Marley to ABBA, Scott Joplin to The Beatles, it’s no surprise which musicians have museums dedicated to their memory and contribution to the world.
Visiting museums dedicated to musicians allows visitors to get to know their favorite artists on a more intimate level, whether it’s learning about their childhoods or seeing the costumes they wore in their most famous stage performances. Audiophiles can visit the museums of famous musicians around the world, from the Mississippi Delta to the streets of Berlin.
If you’re ready to explore the top museums dedicated to musicians, read on. How many of these musicians do you know, and which museums would you like to visit?