Liverpool’s Cunard Building will soon be home to a brand new music museum. The British Music Experience is dedicated to the history of post-war British music.
Liverpool is an ideal home for this permanent music exhibition, with a wealth of musical talent hailing from the city. However, the museum is not just celebrating music from Merseyside, this will be a national museum of British rock and pop music.
The attraction promises to be a fun-packed interactive journey through popular music from the end of the second world to the present day charting musical milestones from the birth of rock and roll to the punk revolution to pop icons like The Spice Girls.
The priceless collection of music memorabilia includes artefacts that played a part in some of the most pivotal moments in musical history from The Beatles through to Adele, various outfits from throughout David Bowie’s career, Spice Girls tour costumes and one of the most recognisable instruments of the Brit Pop era – Noel Gallagher’s Union Jack Sheraton guitar.
On top of this incredible array of physical pieces visitors can expect to see rare archive footage, previously unseen photographs and personal items from some of the world’s biggest stars never before on public display.
There is also a host of fun interactive installations where visitors can learn popular dance crazes down the decades, play a range of Gibson guitars and attempt to put together their own mix in a state of the art studio simulation. The BME also has its very own stage so expect to see some exciting pop-up live shows in the very near future.
Sir Peter Blake, known for creating some of the most famous album covers in history, is a fitting patron for the museum. Recognised for co-creating the artwork for The Beatles album, “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and creating Paul Weller’s “Stanley Road” and Oasis’ “Definitely Maybe”, his pop culture legacy is invaluable to The British Music experience.
Sir Peter said “I am delighted to be able to support the British Music Experience in their task to archive, celebrate and collect the nation’s popular music heritage for generations to come and Liverpool is of course a fitting city to call its home. I am looking forward to assisting the Trust and being part of the vision to permanently have a museum in the UK dedicated to popular music.”
The British Music Experience opens on 9th March and you can pre book your tickets here now. Adult tickets are £16, Child Tickets £11 & children under 5 go free.