Frequently Asked Questions
The National Blues Museum is located at 615 Washington Ave in the hub of St. Louis’s convention and tourism district. In walking distance of each of the city’s major league sports stadiums and with an adjacent public transportation link within a block, NBM finds its groove amid a wide variety of concerts, events, and Convention Center visitors.
The National Blues Museum is open every day from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.
The safety of our visitors, staff, and community is our top priority, and we have adjusted our visitor guidelines to ensure a safe and rewarding experience.
Learn more about our COVID-19 precautions and read our full safety guidelines here.
There are several parking garages as well as metered street parking available nearby:
Convention Plaza and North 6th Street – Paid parking lot behind NBM
410 North 7th Street – Paid garage
509 Locust Street – Paid garage
|Adults (18 years and older)||$15|
|Seniors Over 65||$12|
|Ret. or Active Military||$12|
|College student with school ID||$10|
|Children ages 5-17||$10|
|Children under 5||FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)|
Buy your timed-entry tickets in advance here on our website or purchase tickets at the box office.
Group admission ticket discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Reservations are required. Please email [email protected] to book.
Adults (18 years or older) …… $12 per person
Seniors over 65………………. $10 per person
School Groups………………… $8 per student
No. The gift shop is open from 10 AM – 5 PM daily and you do not need a ticket to the museum to visit.
The Museum does not allow food or drink of any kind to be consumed inside both the permanent and temporary exhibition space. Trash cans are provided at the entrance for visitors to dispose of any food or beverages before entering.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Eliminating barriers to accessibility is paramount in allowing optimum access to the Museum experience. The Museum is comprised of one floor with wide-open spaces and has no stairs.
The National Blues Museum is an ideal place to book your wedding, corporate dinner, or meeting. The Museum is available for rent after hours and use of our catering service will provide ease and affordability. Learn more via our Museum Rentals page.