Explore levels 0 - 6
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.
Spotlight artifacts new to the museum.
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.
Photo Exhibit: Michael Friedman
From 1969-1973, former manager and music producer Michael Friedman captured shots of some of Rock’s most notable musicians including The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Band, and 2020 Rock Hall Nominee, Todd Rundgren.
The Roots of Rock: Blues, Gospel, R&B, Country, Bluegrass and Folk
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).
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.
• The Early Influences
• The Beat Goes On
• Don’t Knock the Rock
• On the Air: Rock and Roll Radio
• Rapper’s Delight
Broadcasting live from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame daily.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The experience will be closed for maintenance January 28 2020 through January 31 2020. If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected].
Daily screenings are included with general admission, click here to see a full list of daily events.
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!
Share your stories about what rock means to you. Sponsored by PNC.
Replica stage props from the Inductee's tour tower over visitors when you reach level 4.
Levels 4, 5 and 6
Co-organized with The Met, the exhibit offers a rare, in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love. Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll is the largest single exhibit the Rock Hall has ever displayed and takes over floors.
Instruments showcased span from 1939 to today and many have never been displayed outside of their original concert performance settings. This is the only time these iconic instruments will be seen together in one massive collection.