The Motown Museum (Hitsville U.S.A) is a museum dedicated to recording company ‘Motown’, it is situated in Detroit, USA. The building that houses the museum was the first headquarters of the famous company that has had a large effect on worldwide music. The building was purchased by Motown founder Berry Gordy in 1959, it was converted into a studio and administrative space and was open 22 hours a day. Following huge success in the 60s and 70s, the label's headquarters were moved to LA. The Motown Museum was opened in the original studios in 1985 by one of the staff who had refused to move to the new HQ. The collection only started off with a few posters and records but with donations, it has grown and displays some items from some of the best artists in the world who are associated with Motown.
If travelling by car, street parking is available outside of Hitsville. The museum is a 10-15 minute walk away from ‘Detroit’ train station. The 016 and 042 buses stop outside the museum.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission to the museum is set at 15$ for adults and 10$ for seniors and youths.