The UK's Museum of Popular Music

The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia from the Beatles and Bowie to Adele, Oasis and X Factor.  Book in advance and get a free audio-guide.

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Update

In light of the Government’s latest advice for people to avoid non-essential contact, we have taken the decision to close the museum as of today.  The health and safety of our crew and our guests is at the forefront of our decision and it is not sensible to stay open at this time. We don’t know how long this closure will last, but we will continue to update you when we have a clearer picture.

We understand how important music and the arts is to people’s general well-being, and we are determined to weather the storm and come back stronger.  As a charity museum, we rely heavily on everyone’s support; through museum and event tickets, event hire, café and shop sales.  We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported us so far and we hope you will bear with us during this period of disruption.  If you want to help support us, you can always buy a gift voucher which can be used for all future purchases across tickets, café and retail.

Any upcoming events are now postponed until the autumn.  All tickets for both the museum and our events programme are transferable and can be used once we’re back up and running.

Please note, we have nobody available to manage our info@ email and telephone lines during this period of closure. 

Most importantly, stay safe.


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