The Grammy Museum Los Angeles offers an interactive, multimedia approach to learning about music history within the United States. Here, you'll be able to relive some of the most iconic Grammy moments and celebrate the musical achievements of your favourite artists.  Guided tours are offered, but you're more than welcome to explore the museum on your own. Over 25 short films are played throughout the exhibits, so you can learn information regardless of which tour method you choose.

    The museum is home to a combination of permanent and rotating exhibits featuring over 400 artefacts from music history, including the famous gloves and jacket from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video. Twelve rooms of educational, immersive experiences will take you on a journey through the process of creating and recording music. Of course, you'll also learn about the recording academy and the full history of the Grammy awards, including everything from how the nomination process works to how the iconic gramophone trophies are made.

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    The Grammy Museum Los Angeles Highlights

    The Grammy Museum has 3 main interactive experiences amongst its regular collection of exhibits. The first of these is the Roland LIVE exhibit where museum guests are welcome to sing or play an instrument on stage. You can also try your hand at mixing your own songs in a simulation sound booth, as well as add them into a pre-recorded music video. The second is the Mono to Immersive exhibit, which allows guests to view their favourite Grammy performances throughout the years on a gramophone, vinyl record, or MP3 player and discover how the sound of music has evolved throughout the decades. Lastly, the On the Red Carpet exhibit is a glimpse inside the pinnacle of annual fashion events: award shows. Fashionistas will love this collection of original clothing worn by celebrities during Grammy performances and red carpet strolls.

    Events and performances

    The Grammy Museum is home to a 200-seat amphitheatre where educational lectures and films with a musical lens are open to the public. It also hosts live musical performances, so it’s always worth checking to see if there are any special events happening during your visit. Occasionally, they will have huge stars such as Taylor Swift take the stage, and this is a great way to listen to your favourite artists in a more intimate venue. Other notable artists who have performed at the Grammy Museum include Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Ben Harper, Flavour Flav, and John Legend, to name a few. For those who are interested in music production, major producers will also frequently come and give talks about the music industry.

    Good to know

    The Grammy Museum is located in the Los Angeles Live district, which is also home to cinemas, live theatres, and concert halls. If you're looking for entertainment, this is the place to be. It may be worth a quick check of their online event calendars to see if your visit lines up with any concerts, comedy shows, or award shows. Plan for at least 2 hours to tour the museum, as many of the exhibits include video presentations that you'll need to allocate time to watch. In addition, many of the exhibits include participation elements, and you won’t want to miss out on these based on time constraints. If you are a student, remember to bring your student ID in order to receive a discount on admission.

    Grammy Museum LA in Los Angeles

    Location: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, Friday–Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 213-765-6800

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