The Main Levels Inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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From the ground up, the Rock Hall delivers a legendary music experience like no other. 

Here's where you can start your tour, step by step. We're giving you an inside look at what's on display right now and what exhibits and features are waiting in the wings. Start at Level 0 and continue up, or you can go your own way. View all online Visitor Guides in our available foreign languages

To capture the ever-evolving spirit of rock and roll, the exhibits are changed frequently, and some items are displayed on a temporary basis. Dates presented on this page will be updated as frequently as possible and we welcome your calls, tweets and emails if you have questions prior to visiting. Onsite, our friendly Visitor Services Reps will guide you through any questions. 

We believe music should be accessible to everyone. We offer a variety of services and accommodations for our visitors. Elevators serve all levels. There are a limited number of wheelchairs at the bag check station (Level 0) and Braille guides at the Welcome Kiosk (Level 1).
Welcome to the Rock Hall. 

L0 - Level Zero

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The Lower Level (Level Zero) is home to the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall, where the below exhibits and features can be accessed. Our Box Office, Member Services and Commemorative Photos are also located on Level Zero.

shine a light: new acquisitions

Spotlight artifacts new to the museum.

Woodstock at 50

Celebrating the ambition and ingenuity of those who mounted the festival to the performers who played it gaining a deeper understanding of the various faces of Woodstock and how it changed the music industry forever.

Jim Marshall's Woodstock PHOTO EXHIBIT

Renowned photographer Jim Marshall captured the most raw and intimate moments from the three-day festival. Containing rare prints, contact sheets and never-before-seen artifacts from the photographer's archive including his earliest Leica M4 camera used to photograph Woodstock.

Stewart Gallery

The Roots of Rock: Blues, Gospel, R&B, Country, Bluegrass and Folk

Elvis

An exhibit and exclusive film (14 minutes) created in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Baker Gallery: Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour

Go inside 25 years of the Vans Warped Tour to relive some of the best festival moments. 

Cities and Sounds

City Scenes, the Fifties, Soul and Heavy Metal

Legends of Rock and Roll

Featuring artifacts from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Blondie, the Doors, U2, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, the Who, the Supremes, Guns N’ Roses and others.

Forest City/RMS Theater

Dick Clark’s American Bandstand (30 minutes).

Right Here, Right Now

How has the evolution of rock and roll shaped today's performers? We explore rock's impact on the next generation of artists by taking visitors on an intimate journey into the stories of popular acts from today, including Sia, The Arctic Monkeys, Lumineers and others. 

The Music of Cleveland and the Midwest

Cleveland earned its place on the rock and roll map in the early '50s when local deejay Alan Freed was the first to call the R&B music he was playing on his nightly radio show “rock and roll.” From then on, the Midwest has played a crucial role in rock's expansion across the country and generations. 

other highlights:

  • The Early Influences
The artists who are the roots to the music we celebrate.

  • The Beat Goes On
The songs that shaped Rock and Roll.

  • Don’t Knock the Rock
Protests Against Rock and Roll.

  • On the Air: Rock and Roll Radio
The radio personalities that delivered the music.

  • Rapper’s Delight
The Story of Hip-Hop.

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L1 - Level One

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With direct access to our plaza, Level One is where our Info kiosk and group check-in resides. You can also find on this level:

Backstage Stories

The Rock Hall Store

All Access Cafe

The All Access Cafe is open to visitors without an admission ticket and features fresh food from some of Cleveland's hottest local chefs. Grab a gourmet coffee, beer, wine or soda and enjoy a meal inside the Rock Hall. Even your phone or laptop can recharge - plug in on our bartop counter charging station. 

Shop our exclusive Hall of Fame merchandise and a wide selection of music, books and memorabilia. You can also pick up Rock Hall gift certificates at the store (or by calling (216) 515-1292). Members receive a 10% discount. You can also shop online

L2 - Level Two

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The Garage 

Pick up an instrument, crank up the volume and make your own music in the museum.  Designed to evoke the birthplace of rock bands for decades, The Garage is where it's your turn to play.

The Garage consists of five main areas where for the first time, fans can pick up real instruments, learn to play, jam with friends, brand their band with custom merchandise, and check out great gear and instruments from the Museum’s collection.

L3 - Level Three

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Hall of fame gallery

The all-new Hall of Fame is presented by KeyBank. The transformation includes our redesigned signatures honoring each Inductee, a new interactive Voice Your Choice kiosk where you get to let us know who you'd like to see on a future nomination ballot and behind-the-scenes looks into past Induction footage and the new Inductee Jukeboxes featuring every inductee's career-defining playlist.

2019 inductees

Celebrate the Class of 2019! Featuring Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation uniform, Rick Allen of Def Leppard's Drum Kit, Lol Tolhurst of the Cure's jumpsuit, "Burn The Witch" set pieces from Radiohead, Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music's handwritten notes, Stevie Nicks's Tamborine, Hugh Grundy of the Zombie's snare drum and much more!

The Power of Rock Experience - Connor Theater

Step into an adrenaline-fueled show that captures the excitement of a Rock Hall induction night.  Directed by Jonathan Demme, this show reaches into the vaults of the Rock Hall to highlight the most unforgettable moments. Relive once-in-a-lifetime performances inside the Connor Theater and experience the Power of Rock. 

L4 - Level Four

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fOSTER tHEATER

A multi-use event space that can be rented out for any occasion and is used every day for many different events. Every year thousands of students attend Rockin' The Schools programs throughout the school year in this theater and other galleries throughout the museum. Seasonally, Stories of Rock presentations are held in the theater spotlighting everything from classic albums to our latest Inductees and trivia contests!

POWER OF ROCK EXPERIENCE - SAY IT LOUD

Share your stories about what rock means to you.  Sponsored by PNC.

L5 - Level Five

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Special exhibit levels 4-6 currently unavailable

We're opening Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll November 22nd on our special exhibit floors.

L6 - Level six

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Special exhibit levels 4-6 currently unavailable

We're opening Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll November 22nd on our special exhibit floors

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