About the BME

Opened in March 2017, the British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia.  Whatever age you are, and whatever you are into, there is something here for you.

We’ve got outfits worn by artists from Freddie Mercury and Dusty Springfield, to the Spice Girls, Adam Ant and X Factor finalists and musical instruments played by some of the world’s most renowned artists from Noel Gallagher to the Sex Pistols. We even have hand written song lyrics from Adele, the original statues from the Brits and the Apple Corp front door from Saville Row.

You can also get involved.  You can learn a musical instrument with the best music equipment available, from drum kits to keyboards.  Teenagers will love to try their hand at being a rock star by testing the vocal booth and smaller children can enjoy the show and dance the decades in our dance pop routines studio!

After the main event browse an exclusive range of gifts, clothing, books and memorabilia from the Merch Store and you can rest those dancing feet with a selection of delicious snacks and meals in the Star Café.