British Music Experience

British Music Experience

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Book tickets now to one of the best things to do in Liverpool - perfect for music fans, couples and families!

Home to some of the most quintessential pieces in British pop, the British Music Experience allows you to spend the day surrounded by everything from Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dress, to Noel Gallagher's Union Jack guitar!

Things to see at one of the best Liverpool museums

Established as the UK's only museum dedicated to British music, the British Music Experience boasts an iconic collection of over 600 pieces of music memorabilia, outfits, instruments and footage including:

  • The authentic Saville Row Apple Corp front door, made famous by The Beatles
  • Adele's handwritten set list from her first tour & Brit Awards
  • Amy Winehouse's dress from the 'Tears Dry On Their Own' music video
  • Iron Maiden's 'Eddie the Head' icon
  • Five Spice Girls outfits from the Guinness World Record collector's personal collection, Liz West 
  • David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust costume
  • Freddie Mercury's stage outfits

The fun things to do in Liverpool don't end there!

The museum includes galleries, interactive zones, audio visual experiences and hologram performances. With a range of exhibitions and events for music enthusiasts of all genres, the British Music Experience is dedicated to giving you a day that makes you feel like a star.

Don't forget to check out some of Liverpool's most unique experiences:

  • The Gibson Brands Interactive Studio: Get the chance to headline your own evening with some of the most influential instruments in the industry, from Les Pauls to 335s
  • Dance The Decades: Bringing 70 years and 12 iconic dance styles into one place, take a lesson from the virtual teacher!
  • Star Cafe & Bar: There's no ticket required to enjoy these refreshments - including toasties and paninis!
  • Merch Store: Open daily and selling a range of band t-shirts and memorabilia, grab yourself a souvenir to remember your special day!
  • Events, Learning & Public Programmes: Want to educate and share your passion for music with others? BME also offers educational workshops and bespoke tours, as well as film screenings, live gigs and Q&As's. 

It’s a journey that takes you in Rock & Roll, Mod, Glam, Punk, Heavy Metal, New Romantics, Boybands, Girl Bands, Indie Bands, Dance and more!

Cunard Building,
Canada Blvd,
Liverpool L3 1DS
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How to find us

Address: The British Music Experience, Cunard Building, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront. 

The main entrance is on Canada Boulevard, opposite the Mersey Ferry terminal. For visitors with special mobility requirements, there is an accessible entrance at the side of the building on Brunswick Street.

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By Public Transport:

The closest train stations are Merseyrail's James Street and Moorfields. Multiple train providers have services to Liverpool Lime Street. 

All buses into Liverpool drop-off at the Liverpool ONE bus station adjacent to the Albert Dock on the Liverpool Waterfront. 

By Car:

Follow signs to the Waterfront, Albert Dock and Mersey Ferries. Access to the Cunard Building is via Brunswick Street only. 

There is limited on-street metered parking (£6 for up to four hours) along both sides and at the front of the building. There are six disabled bays on Brunswick Street and one on Water Street. 

  • Audio Tour - Download the free app and discover the history of British Rock and Pop with your smartphone.
  • Wheelchair accessible - please enter via Brunswick Street
  • Rest points
  • Toilets
  • Assistance dog-friendly
  • Free carers policy
  • Group visits

The British Music Experience is a permanent national attraction located in Liverpool, a UNESCO City of Music most notable for The Beatles, Elvis Costello, OMD and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

From 1st April 2024 - 1st September 2024, the British Music Experience is open seven days a week.

The last entry is at 4pm, and recommended visit time is 90 minutes.

The Star Cafe & Bar closes at 4:30pm. 

Just download the free Smartify app and you can listen to the audio tour en route. 

To use Smartify in the Galleries, scan the QR code at the start of the journey.

Please note: Please bring your own headphones to get the best experience. 

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