The British Music Experience comprises of a rich mix of over 600 iconic artefacts ranging from original hand-written lyrics, iconic stage costumes, never-see-before images, footage and instruments owned by the music legends themselves as well as hours of famous soundtracks.
Using interactive displays, the experience, which will be divided into eight ‘edge zones’ will take visitors on a journey through the last 70 years of British music. Not only will visitors see, hear and experience the music, they will have the opportunity to eavesdrop on interviews with the stars, dance the decades and try their hand at playing the iconic tunes and instruments that shaped Britain’s cultural history.
Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm (Last entry at 2:45pm)
Closed from 24th – 26th & 31st December 2021
A typical visit is 1.5 to 2 hours but guests are welcome to stay as long as they like!
A one-way system is in place throughout the museum to allow for social distancing
Extra cleaning measures are in place including hand sanitizing stations available throughout the experience with anti-bacterial wipes that can be used before and after using any of the BME’s interactive activities.
The BME’s café will open as a take-out only option and there is plenty of space outside on the Pier Head for al fresco dining
The BME’s toilets are cleaned regularly, they are fully accessible and include baby changing facilities
The museum is moving to a cashless model and will take cards and contactless payments only
The BME is located within the Grade II listed Cunard building. There are two entrances to the BME.
At the Pier Head Entrance opposite the ferry terminal there are two sets of stone steps and then a landing area, the next set has 6 steps and then level access into an entrance porch. The access door into the reception area is to your right hand side. There are then 3 marble steps to the main ticketing and entrance area.
An alternative entrance has been created which is accessible for customers who are in wheelchairs. This entrance is on Brunswick Street, on arrival you will see a ramp and the door is an intercom, please use this and a member of the BME team will come down, welcome you to the building and assist you.
When you go through there is a lift to your left. Take the lift to zero and this will take you to the Cunard reception. A member of the team will take you through the BME space and out to the ticketing and visitor services.
Circulation spaces and galleries at the BME are fully accessible.
All areas of the exhibition which have audio have integrated loop systems, visitors who wear hearing aids should switch them to T setting.
Please exchange your voucher at the check-in desk for entry into the Experience.