Exhibits in the museum
Explore levels 0 - 6
Level Zero is home to the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall, where the below exhibits and features can be accessed.
Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll
The largest special exhibit ever shown inside the museum, this exhibit begins on Level 0 and continues on Levels 4, 5 and 6.
It's Been Said All Along: Voices of Rage, Hope & Empowerment
This exhibit spotlights how musical artists have channeled the power of rock & roll to respond to racism all along. It showcases artists and musical moments that have rocked the world with expressions of rage, hope and empowerment, captured through the lenses of influential African American photographers Bruce Talamon, Howard Bingham, Bob Douglas, Chuck Stewart, and others.
Exhibit also includes select artifacts from Tom Morello, Public Enemy, Earth, Wind and Fire and others.
Iconic: Baron Wolman Images of an Era - opens October 26
A collection of special rock photographs from Rolling Stone’s First Chief Photographer Baron Wolman. Artists featured in Wolman's collection include Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and others.
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.
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.
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 Harry Styles, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and more.
The Music of Cleveland and the Midwest
Cleveland earned its place on the rock and roll map in the early '50s when local disc jockey 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.
• Don’t Knock the Rock
• Rapper’s Delight
• SiriusXM Studio
Level One offers direct access to our plaza You can also find on this level:
- The Rock Hall Store
- The All Access Cafe
- Backstage Stories exhibit
The All Access Cafe is open to visitors with or without an admission ticket and features grab and go food and snacks. 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.
The Garage is not currently available to visitors.
Hall of Fame Gallery
The all-new Hall of Fame is presented by KeyBank. The transformation includes our redesigned signatures honoring each Inductee.
Celebrate this year's Inductee class, including Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, Irving Azoff and Jon Landau.
Pink Floyd's The Wall
Replica stage props from the Inductee's tour tower over visitors when you reach Level 4.
Play It Loud: The Instruments of Rock & Roll
Levels 4, 5, 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.
Artifacts for the special exhibit start on Level 4, continue to Level 5 and on Level 6 you can see special artifact set ups and personal video interviews with Keith Richards, Tom Morello, and Eddie Van Halen.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114