British Music Experience

British Music Experience, Liverpool: Hours, Address, British Music Experience Reviews: 4.5/5

British Music Experience
4.5
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK & POP MUSIC ​From the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bowie to The Spice Girls, Oasis, Adele and X-Factor, the BME boasts an unrivalled collection of memorabilia, stage outfits, instruments, images and footage. It charts the beginnings, rise and influence of British pop from 1945 to the present day. We’ve got outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, Adam Ant and Little Mix and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. We even have hand written song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row. ​The Museum includes galleries, interactive zones, audio visual experiences and hologram performances. You can get hands-on in the Gibson Interactive Studio by learning to play guitar, drums or keyboards
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Stuart S
Thame, UK18 contributions
Brilliant exhibition Brilliant staff
Sep 2021
Can't recommend the BME highly enough. Was up in Liverpool for 24 hours with my son, mainly to watch an Everton match, however we had some time to kill and so stumbled across the BME on a "Whats On" site
We absolutely loved it - in fact, we went back for a second helping (once you buy a ticket, it's valid for as many visits as you wish for a year)
Informative, entertaining, interactive with some magnificent displays and memorabilia.
What really made it special though was the enthusiasm of all the staff. Their pride in their place of work shines through and everyone we met was just fantastic.
Please go - you won't be dissapointed
Written 25 September 2021
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John P
Littlehampton, UK43 contributions
Great visit and experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great all round experience, hosted by helpful and friendly staff especially Martin, the venue was opened especially for our coach party we were made to feel extremely welcome. A very good interactive experience to follow and enjoy, it showcases music from a lot of years.
Written 20 September 2021
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Linda A
Scunthorpe, UK3,216 contributions
‘Oldies’ on tour at the BME, Liverpool :-)
Sep 2021
We were a group of ‘oldies’ on tour in Liverpool over the last few days and the BME was high on our list of ‘to do’ things.
We hadn’t pre-booked but we arrived soon after opening and there was no problem with admission. We were interested in the building as well as the exhibits, and the member of staff who looked after us was kind enough to explain how about how the rooms had been used for Cunard’s first class passengers - the architecture and decor was stunning!
Back to the BME - the exhibition spanned from the 50s to the present day, but with especial emphasis on ‘our’ decades and it wasn’t long before our group of 60+ year olds were singing and dancing in the aisles. There were lots of original stage costumes, instruments, music scores and other memorabilia. We particularly loved the dance studio and the area where we could learn to play guitars, drums and keyboards. The large central stage are had frequent video presentations with superb sound.
Our only slight problem was that we couldn’t get our phone to record in the dance studio - there is a special stand to place your phone but for whatever reason, we couldn’t get it to record our efforts at dancing. The ABBA museum in Stockholm provide a downloadable video on-line after your visit, and we wish the BME had this option too.
If you enjoy popular music you will enjoy this exhibition, and if you are a cruise fan then you will love the inside of the historic Cunard building - win, win are far as we were concerned!
Written 19 September 2021
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sco77d
Glasgow, UK31 contributions
If music is your therapy then go and chill here for the day
If you love music you can’t miss this trip through the decades, great welcome clear explanation at reception. Layout is spectacular with great mix of memorabilia, interactive and eclectic tunes throughout. Particularly enjoy the Gibson area to play an instrument as well as your own dance studio to bust some moves. FGTH exhibition was very interesting too and glad the museum did not overdo it with Beatles as there are other spectacular artists from in and around Liverpool and UK
Written 18 September 2021
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Red9
North West England, UK419 contributions
Really worth a visit very interesting exhibits for any music fan
Sep 2021 • Solo
I was very much looking forward to attending and just turned up and walked in and it was everything I expected it to be very interesting exhibits well laid out from the early 50s right through till modern day and some interesting exhibits including plenty of original clothing worn by various artists instruments song sheets et cetera. I was a little surprised there was not a lot on status quo and Pink Floyd Rolling Stones given this is the British music experience but I understand how difficult it must be sometimes to get exhibits in the marketplace.

I did chuckle a bit as I am a NWOBHM fan from early 80s and there was a section which included Saxon Judas Priest and a little from Def Leppard. Paragraph clearly Iron Maiden need to be in there but as I said I can understand if it’s tricky to get memorabilia for the museum.

Any music fan who is interested in British music from the 50s onwards would find this very interesting visit. I also learned when I was buying my ticket at the ticket is valid for multiple entries which is great value.

Excellent well done.
Written 17 September 2021
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AllyM810
London, UK146 contributions
Experience? What experience?
Sep 2021 • Couples
This wasn't the 'Experience' I thought it would be. It's just a place to stand, look at, and read music related trivia covering the period from the 1960s to almost current day. There is an area where you can play guitars, keyboard and drums if you have the talent to do so.
Written 15 September 2021
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Harvey
Brighouse, UK1 contribution
Definitely worth the visit
Had a really good time here, the staff are super friendly and the experience as a whole was just surreal. 100% recommend for music lovers.
Written 4 September 2021
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chasandrach
Birmingham, UK88 contributions
Like music - enjoy this
Aug 2021 • Family
If you've an interest in the British music scene you'll love this exhibition. Lots of interesting trivia and the prerecorded listening posts explaining various events or genres are well put together.
I could have spent hours at the DJ record box, an interactive flick through dance records and the ionic equipment used to create or play it. Each eith a few paragraphs explaining its significance. Predictably the gibson musuc area had a surplus of people to instruments but got to a bass in the end. Maybe a ticket number server system could help?
Mainly a trip down memory lane and enjoyable whatever genre is your bag.

The big video shows are every 30 minutes. Would be nice to have a running order on show, family left just as 'two tribes' began which was their loss as i stayed to it ended.
Written 31 August 2021
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Richard B
Manchester, UK9 contributions
Day trip
Aug 2021 • Family
Got deal so £10 each for 4. There are some very good exhibits, especially the 60's, however the later years are more limited. It's an ok visit but to spend any time here you have to listen to and read the exhibits, which a 2x 16 year olds struggle to do
Written 27 August 2021
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Martin S
Chester, UK574 contributions
Brilliant
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a fabulous place if you love music, great memorabilia, you can play instruments, plenty of interesting information on headphones, costumes etc, nice cafe too, a must if you’re a music fan, takes you from 1945-present day,excellent!
Written 27 August 2021
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