Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GRAMMY Museum?

The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the enduring legacy of all forms of recorded music. Opened in December 2008, the Museum occupies a dynamic new space in downtown Los Angeles, and features four floors of exciting and interactive exhibits for all generations.

Where is the GRAMMY Museum located?

The GRAMMY Museum is located in downtown Los Angeles, in the L.A. LIVE district. The street address is 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA

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What time does the GRAMMY Museum close?

SUN - THURS: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM

FRI - SAT: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Please see Planning Your Visit for exceptions.

What is L.A. LIVE?

An unprecedented sports and entertainment destination, L.A. LIVE features an exciting mix of entertainment venues, restaurants, commercial and residential spaces, television and radio broadcast studios and concert spaces. It adjoins STAPLES Center and The Los Angeles Convention Center.

What is in the GRAMMY Museum?

The GRAMMY Museum features four floors of exhibits exploring the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the enduring legacy of all forms of recorded music. One-of-a-kind artifacts, films, and interactive experiences join together with exciting design, compelling interpretation, and plenty of music to create an amazing and immersive Museum experience.

Is the Museum just about the GRAMMY Awards?

Not at all! Although rare artifacts, stories, and films from the fifty-year history of the GRAMMYs have a special place in the Museum, they're just one part of the experience. Other exhibits will explore music and cultural history, the art and science of the recording process, and the creative process and achievements of several generations of music makers.

Will the Museum only feature artists that have won a GRAMMY?

While artists that have received this recognition from their peers are featured prominently, they're just one part of the experience, which spans from the birth of recording to its future.

Can kids go to the GRAMMY Museum?

Of course! The GRAMMY Museum is for people of all ages, and will work closely with the schools and teachers of our community to offer unique and compelling educational opportunities.

Is photography allowed?

Social sharing is encouraged! We just ask that you refrain from taking flash photography and tag us @grammymuseum on social media!

Professional photography, video and audio recording are prohibited in all Museum galleries.

How can I learn more?

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Need a Place to Stay in LA?

Serving as the focal point of L.A. LIVE, the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles offer sophisticated hotel travelers a front seat to the GRAMMY Museum, STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Regal Cinemas, and multiple restaurants..

Members get discounts at a variety of local hotels. Member Discount Info.

Are reservations needed?

No. Timed tickets are available but not necessary.

How long does it take to tour the Museum?

It takes most visitors around an hour and a half to tour the full Museum.

Does the Museum validate parking?

The Museum does not validate parking.