British Music Experience

British music brought to life
Over 600 pieces of memorabilia
Pieces from The Beatles, David Bowie and Adele
Interactive experiences throughout
See music told through the ages

Entry ticket
Audio Guide
Food and drink
Important Information

British Music Experience Reception - Cunard Building, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 1DS, United Kingdom


7th June to until 18th July 2021
Open Friday to Sunday only 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry at 3:30pm)

19th July to 30th September 2021
Open Wednesday to Sunday only 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry at 3:30pm)

The BME will be open on Monday 30th August (Bank Holiday).

Please note that last entry is 90 minutes before closing and the cafe closes 30 minutes before closing.


24th– 26th December 2021
31st December 2021
1st January 2022

Free Family Activities:

21 July - 30 August 2021 ​
Family Trail
Meet Dougie Floyd and his gang of musical mates, explore the exhibition following clues and completing puzzles along the way. Complete the Trail and receive a certificate making you a British Music Explorer!
Suitable for the whole family, certificates given out in the Merch Store.

Get Crafty with Frankie Feathers
Get crafty with Frankie Feathers in our Discovery Zone this summer. Choose your favourite music character and colour them in to be in with a chance of winning an annual pass for you and your family (2 adults and 2 children). ​

What Would Frankie Say Now?
Frankie Goes to Hollywood were famous for their black and white slogan t-shirt designs in the 1980s. Back in 1984, the t-shirts said 'Frankie Say Arm the Unemployed' and 'Frankie Say War! Hide Yourself' - you can see them, and lots of others inside our Frankie Say 1984! exhibition cabinets

If you were designing a new slogan for 2021, what would Frankie Say now? Design your own Frankie Say slogan fit for a modern-day t-shirt. ​

Guitar Heroes
Rock stars have played some pretty crazy guitars over the years - just take a look at Noel Gallagher's Union Jack guitar in our Britpop cabinet as an example. Design your own guitar for a band or artist you love, or maybe even for yourself!
Craft activities are suitable for all ages.

Please note, our Discovery Zone is an unsupervised area and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Star Café Challenge

Can you name all of the famous faces staring down at you from the walls of our Star Café? Just for fun, we're challenging all you family music enthusiasts. Come in to the Star Café, have a drink and snack and put your music skills to the test. Suitable for the whole family.


Discover the very best of British music through the ages at the fascinating British music experience! Whatever your age, whatever genre you’re into and whoever your favourite artist is – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

You’ll get the extra special chance of seeing over 600 pieces of memorabilia including outfits worn by musical superstars including Freddie Mercury, Dusty Springfield, the Spice Girls, Adam Ant and previous X Factor finalists! As if this wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to see some of the most famous musicians of all time’s instruments such as Noel Gallagher and the Sex Pistols guitars.

No one represents current British music more than 100 million record-selling Adele and you’ll have the opportunity to see her handwritten set list from her first tour, alongside original Brit Award statues. You’ll also find the authentic Saville Row Apple Corp front door, made famous by the Beatles.After discovering the many costumes, instruments and other fascinating memorabilia, it will be your chance to be a superstar for the day! Have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument using the best music equipment available in the Gibson Studio– the drum kit awaits! There’s also a vocal booth for you to test your vocal range and a dance studio to dance through decades of British music!At the end of your British Music Experience, you can explore the exclusive variety of gifts, clothing, books and memorabilia and have time to grab a snack at the Star Cafe.

This is a simply unmissable look into British Music through the ages!

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